Alexa Fluor® 488 anti-mouse CD4 Antibody

Pricing & Availability
Clone
RM4-5 (See other available formats)
Other Names
L3T4, T4
Isotype
Rat IgG2a, κ
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Product Citations
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RM4-5_Alexa488_071805
C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes stained with CD4 (clone RM4-5) Alexa Fluor® 488 (solid line) or rat IgG2a, κ Alexa Fluor® 488 isotype control (dotted line).
  • RM4-5_Alexa488_071805
    C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes stained with CD4 (clone RM4-5) Alexa Fluor® 488 (solid line) or rat IgG2a, κ Alexa Fluor® 488 isotype control (dotted line).
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100532 25 µg $85
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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 and a subset of T cells, and weakly on macrophages and dendritic cells. It acts as a co-receptor with the TCR during T cell activation and thymic differentiation by binding MHC class II and associating with the protein tyrosine kinase lck.

Product Details
Technical data sheet

Product Details

Reactivity
Mouse
Antibody Type
Monoclonal
Host Species
Rat
Immunogen
BALB/c mouse thymocytes
Formulation
Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Preparation
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography and conjugated with Alexa Fluor® 488 under optimal conditions. The solution is free of unconjugated Alexa Fluor® 488.
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
IHC, IF - 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 ≤0.06 µg per 106 cells in 100 µl volume. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

* Alexa Fluor® 488 has a maximum emission of 519 nm when it is excited at 488 nm.


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Excitation Laser
Blue Laser (488 nm)
Application Notes

The RM4-5 antibody blocks the binding of GK1.5 antibody and H129.19 antibody to CD4+ T cells, but not RM4-4 antibody. Additional reported applications (for the relevant formats) include: blocking of ligand binding, in vivo depletion of CD4+ cells1, and immunohistochemistry of acetone-fixed frozen tissue sections2,3,11 and paraffin-embedded sections11. Clone RM4-5 is not recommended for immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin sections. Instead, acetone frozen or zinc-fixed paraffin sections are recommended. The LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin <0.1 EU/μg, Azide-Free, 0.2 μm filtered) is recommended for functional assays (Cat. No. 100520).

Application References

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  1. Kruisbeek AM. 1991. In Curr. Protocols Immunol. pp. 4.1.1-4.1.5. (Block, Deplete)
  2. Nitta H, et al. 1997. Cell Vision 4:73. (IHC)
  3. Fan WY, et al. 2001. Exp. Biol. Med. 226:1045.
  4. Muraille E, et al. 2003. Infect. Immun. 71:2704. (IHC)
  5. León-Ponte M, et al. 2007. Blood 109:3139. (FC)
  6. Bourdeau A, et al. 2007. Blood doi:10.1182/blood-2006-08-044370. (FC)
  7. Matsumoto M, et al. 2007.J. Immunol.178:2499. PubMed
  8. Shigeta A, et al. 2008. Blood 112:4915. PubMed
  9. Zaborsky N, et al. 2010. J. Immunol. 184:725. PubMed
  10. Rodrigues-Manzanet R, et al. 2010. P. Natl Acad Sci USA 107:8706. PubMed
  11. Whiteland JL, et al. 1995. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 43:313. (IHC)
Product Citations
  1. Kuo P, et al. 2016. J Am Heart Assoc. 5: 002610. PubMed
  2. Hrdinka M, et al. 2016. PLoS One. 11: 0162863. PubMed
  3. Nakamura K 2018. Cancer cell. 33:634. PubMed
  4. Lin JR 2018. eLife. 7: e31657. PubMed
  5. Malik A 2018. Immunity. 49:515. PubMed
Publication Library
RRID
AB_493373 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100532)
AB_389303 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100529)

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
Thymocytes, T cells, Dendritic cells, 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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