Spark Blue™ 550 anti-mouse CD4 Antibody

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Clone
GK1.5 (See other available formats)
Other Names
L3T4, T4
Isotype
Rat IgG2b, κ
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GK1-5_SPKBL_550_CD4_Antibody_100219
C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with CD4 (clone GK1.5) Spark Blue™ 550 (filled histogram). Open histogram represents unstained cells.
  • GK1-5_SPKBL_550_CD4_Antibody_100219
    C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with CD4 (clone GK1.5) Spark Blue™ 550 (filled histogram). Open histogram represents unstained cells.
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Description

CD4 is a 55 kD protein also known as L3T4 or T4. It is a member of the Ig superfamily, primarily expressed on most thymocytes, a subset of T cells, and weakly on macrophages and dendritic cells. It acts as a coreceptor with the TCR during T cell activation and thymic differentiation by binding MHC class II and associating with the protein tyrosin kinase, lck.

Product Details
Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Product Details

Reactivity
Mouse
Antibody Type
Monoclonal
Host Species
Rat
Immunogen
Mouse CTL clone V4
Formulation
Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Preparation
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography and conjugated with Spark Blue™ 550 under optimal conditions. The solution is free of unconjugated Spark Blue™ 550.
Concentration
0.5 mg/ml
Storage & Handling
The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C, and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
Application

FC - Quality tested

Recommended Usage

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by immunofluorescent staining with flow cytometric analysis. For flow cytometric staining, the suggested use of this reagent is ≤0.5 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

Spark Blue™ 550 has a maximum excitation of 516 nm and a maximum emission of 550 nm

Excitation Laser
Blue Laser (488 nm)
Application Notes

Additional reported applications (for the relevant formats) include: blocking of CD4+ T cell activation1,4,11, thymocyte costimulation3, in vitro and in vivo depletion2,5-8, blocking of egg-sperm cell adhesion1,4, immunohistochemical staining of acetone-fixed frozen sections9,10, and immunoprecipitation1,2. The GK1.5 antibody is able to block CD4 mediated cell adhesion and T cell activation. Binding of GK1.5 antibody to CD4 T cells can be blocked by RM4-5 antibody, but not RM4-4 antibody. For in vivo studies or highly sensitive assays, we recommend Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody (Cat. No. 100442) with a lower endotoxin limit than standard LEAF™ purified antibodies (Endotoxin <0.01 EU/µg).

Application References

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  1. Dialynas DP, et al. 1983. J. Immunol. 131:2445. (Block, IP)
  2. Dialynas DP, et al. 1983. Immunol. Rev. 74:29. (IP, Deplete)
  3. Wu L, et al. 1991. J. Exp. Med. 174:1617. (Costim)
  4. Godfrey DI, et al. 1994. J. Immunol. 152:4783. (Block)
  5. Gavett SH, et al. 1994. Am. J. Respir. Cell. Mol. Biol. 10:587. (Deplete)
  6. Schuyler M, et al. 1994. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 149:1286. (Deplete)
  7. Ghobrial RR, et al. 1989. Clin. Immunol. Immunopathol. 52:486. (Deplete)
  8. Israelski DM, et al. 1989. J. Immunol. 142:954. (Deplete)
  9. Zheng B, et al. 1996. J. Exp. Med. 184:1083. (IHC)
  10. Frei K, et al. 1997. J. Exp. Med. 185:2177. (IHC)
  11. Felix NJ, et al. 2007. Nat. Immunol. 8:388. (Block)

Antigen Details

Structure
Ig superfamily, 55 kD
Distribution

Majority of thymocytes, T cell subset

Function
TCR co-receptor, T cell activation
Ligand/Receptor
MHC class II molecule
Cell Type
Dendritic cells, T cells, Thymocytes, Tregs
Biology Area
Immunology
Molecular Family
CD Molecules
Antigen References

1. Barclay A, et al. 1997. The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook Academic Press.
2. Bierer BE, et al. 1989. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 7:579.
3. Janeway CA. 1992. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 10:645.

Gene ID
12504 View all products for this Gene ID
UniProt
View information about CD4 on UniProt.org

Related FAQs

I am unable to see expression of T cell markers such as CD3 and CD4 post activation.
TCR-CD3 complexes on the T-lymphocyte surface are rapidly downregulated upon activation with peptide-MHC complex, superantigen or cross-linking with anti-TCR or anti-CD3 antibodies. PMA/Ionomycin treatment has been shown to downregulate surface CD4 expression. Receptor downregulation is a common biological phenomenon and so make sure that your stimulation treatment is not causing it in your sample type.
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