Ultra-LEAF™ Purified 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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GK1dot5_LEAF_021706
C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with LEAF™ purified CD4 (clone GK1.5) (filled histogram) or rat IgG2b, κ isotype control (open histogram), followed by anti-rat IgG FITC.
  • GK1dot5_LEAF_021706
    C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with LEAF™ purified CD4 (clone GK1.5) (filled histogram) or rat IgG2b, κ isotype control (open histogram), followed by anti-rat IgG FITC.
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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
0.2 µm filtered in phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing no preservative. Endotoxin level is <0.01 EU/µg of the protein (<0.001 ng/µg of the protein) as determined by the LAL test.
Preparation
The Ultra-LEAF™ (Low Endotoxin, Azide-Free) antibody was purified by affinity chromatography.
Concentration
1.0 mg/ml
Storage & Handling
The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C. This Ultra-LEAF™ solution contains no preservative; handle under aseptic conditions.
Application

FC - Quality tested
Block, Costim, Depletion, IHC, IP - Reported in the literature

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 ≤1.0 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume or 100 µl of whole blood. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

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 (Cat. No. 100506), but not RM4-4 antibody (Cat. No. 116002). The LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin <0.1 EU/μg, Azide-Free, 0.2 μm filtered) is recommended for functional assays (Cat. No. 100416). 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)
RRID
AB_11150580 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100441)
AB_11149488 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100442)

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

Does BioLegend test each LEAF™ antibody by functional assay?

No, BioLegend does not test LEAF™ antibodies by functional assays unless otherwise indicated. Due to the possible complexities and variations of uses of biofunctional antibodies in different assays and because of the large product portfolio, BioLegend does not currently perform functional assays as a routine QC for the antibodies. However, we do provide references in which the antibodies were used for functional assays and we do perform QC to verify the specificity and quality of the antibody based on our strict specification criteria.

Do you guarantee that your antibodies are totally pathogen free?

BioLegend does not test for pathogens in-house aside from the GoInVivo™ product line. However, upon request, this can be tested on a custom basis with an outside, independent laboratory.

Does BioLegend test each LEAF™ antibody for potential pathogens?

No, BioLegend does not test for pathogens in-house unless otherwise indicated.  However, we can recommend an outside vendor to perform this testing as needed.

Have you tested this LEAF™/Ultra-LEAF™ antibody for in vivo or in vitro applications?

We don't test our antibodies for in vivo or in vitro applications unless otherwise indicated. Depending on the product, the TDS may describe literature supporting usage of a particular product for bioassay. It may be best to further consult the literature to find clone specific information.

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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