Bovine WC1 is a 215/300kD antigen expressed on the majority of gamma/delta T lymphocytes. These cells also express low levels of CD5, but are negative for other B and T cell markers.
The WC1 antigen is reported to be involved in a number of processes, including activation of gamma/delta T cells and the development of a Th1-biased acquired immune response.
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry, Immunohistochemistry (frozen and paraffin), and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Flow Cytometry: 1:10-1:50; 10ul labels 10e6 cells in 100ul
Immunohistochemistry (paraffin): Requires protein digestion pre-treatment of paraffin sections e.g. trypsin or pronase.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
NS1 myeloma cells with spleen cells from Balb/c mice.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
|Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.|
|Supplied as a liquid, 0.09% sodium azide.|
|Recognizes bovine WC1. Species Crossreactivity: sheep, goat.|
|Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.|
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