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Alexa Fluor® 594 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_AF594_CD4_Antibody_IHC_042314
C57BL/6 mouse frozen lymph node section was fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA) for 10 minutes at room temperature and blocked with 5% FBS plus 5% rat serum for 1 hour at room temperature. Then the section was stained with 2.5 µg/ml of CD4 (clone GK1.5) Alexa Fluor® 594 (red), 2.5 µg/ml of CD8 (clone 53-6.7) Alexa Fluor® 647 (green), and 2.5 µg/ml of B220 (clone RA3-6B2) Alexa Fluor® 488 (blue) overnight at 4°C. The image was captured by 10X objective.
  • GK1.5_AF594_CD4_Antibody_IHC_042314
    C57BL/6 mouse frozen lymph node section was fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA) for 10 minutes at room temperature and blocked with 5% FBS plus 5% rat serum for 1 hour at room temperature. Then the section was stained with 2.5 µg/ml of CD4 (clone GK1.5) Alexa Fluor® 594 (red), 2.5 µg/ml of CD8 (clone 53-6.7) Alexa Fluor® 647 (green), and 2.5 µg/ml of B220 (clone RA3-6B2) Alexa Fluor® 488 (blue) overnight at 4°C. The image was captured by 10X objective.
  • GK1-5_AF594_CD4_Antibody_FC_072414.jpg
    C57BL/6 mouse frozen lymph node section was fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA) for 10 minutes at room temperature and blocked with 5% FBS plus 5% rat serum for 1 hour at room temperature. Then the section was stained with 2.5 µg/ml of CD4 (clone GK1.5) Alexa Fluor® 594 (red), 2.5 µg/ml of CD8 (clone 53-6.7) Alexa Fluor® 647 (green), and 2.5 µg/ml of B220 (clone RA3-6B2) Alexa Fluor® 488 (blue) overnight at 4°C. The image was captured by 10X objective.
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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

Product Details

Reactivity
Mouse
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 Alexa Fluor® 594 under optimal conditions. The solution is free of unconjugated Alexa Fluor® 594.
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

IHC, IF, FC - Quality tested

Recommended Usage

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining. For immunohistochemistry, a concentration range of 2.5-5 μg/ml is suggested. For immunofluorescence microscopy, a concentration range of 1.25-10 μg/ml is recommended. For flow cytometric staining, the suggested use of this reagent is ≤0.25 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

* Alexa Fluor® 594 has an excitation maximum of 590 nm, and a maximum emission of 617 nm.


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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)
  12. Ji Y, et al. 2017. Mucosal Immunol. 10.1038/mi.2016.119. PubMed
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RRID
AB_2563182 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100446)

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
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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