FITC anti-mouse CD8a Antibody

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Clone
53-6.7 (See other available formats)
Regulatory Status
RUO
Other Names
T8, Lyt2, Ly-2
Isotype
Rat IgG2a, κ
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53-6.7_FITC_102110
C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with CD8 (clone 53-6.7) FITC (filled histogram) or rat IgG2a, κ FITC isotype control (open histogram).
  • 53-6.7_FITC_102110
    C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with CD8 (clone 53-6.7) FITC (filled histogram) or rat IgG2a, κ FITC isotype control (open histogram).
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Description

CD8, also known as Lyt-2, Ly-2, or T8, consists of disulfide-linked α and β chains that form the α(CD8a)/β(CD8b) heterodimer and α/α homodimer. CD8a is a 34 kD protein that belongs to the immunoglobulin family. The CD8 α/β heterodimer is expressed on the surface of most thymocytes and a subset of mature TCR α/β T cells. CD8 expression on mature T cells is non-overlapping with CD4. The CD8 α/α homodimer is expressed on a subset of γ/δ TCR-bearing T cells, NK cells, intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes, and lymphoid dendritic cells. CD8 is an antigen co-receptor on T cells that interacts with MHC class I on antigen-presenting cells or epithelial cells. CD8 promotes T cell activation through its association with the TCR complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck.

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Technical Data Sheet (pdf)

Product Details

Reactivity
Mouse
Antibody Type
Monoclonal
Host Species
Rat
Immunogen
Mouse thymus or spleen
Formulation
Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Preparation
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography, and conjugated with FITC under optimal conditions.
Concentration
0.5 mg/ml
Storage & Handling
The CD8a 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 ≤1.0 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

Excitation Laser
Blue Laser (488 nm)
Application Notes

Clone 53-6.7 antibody competes with clone 5H10-1 antibody for binding to thymocytes3. The 53-6.7 antibody has been reported to block antigen presentation via MHC class I and inhibit T cell responses to IL-2. This antibody has also been used for depletion of CD8a+ cells. Additional reported applications (for the relevant formats) include: immunoprecipitation1,3, in vivo and in vitro cell depletion2,10,15, inhibition of CD8 T cell proliferation3, blocking of cytotoxicity3,4, and immunohistochemical staining5,6 of acetone-fixed frozen sections and zinc-fixed paraffin-embedded sections. Clone 53-6.7 is not recommended for immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin sections. The Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin < 0.01 EU/µg, Azide-Free, 0.2 µm filtered) is recommended for functional assays or in vivo studies (Cat No. 100746).

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RRID
AB_312744 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100705)
AB_312745 (BioLegend Cat. No. 100706)

Antigen Details

Structure
Ig superfamily, CD8α chain, 34 kD
Distribution

Most thymocytes, T cell subset, some NK cells, lymphoid dendritic cells

Function
Co-receptor for TCR
Ligand/Receptor
MHC class I molecule
Antigen References

1. Barclay A, et al. 1997. The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook Academic Press.
2. Zamoyska R. 1994. Immunity 1:243.
3. Ellmeier W, et al. 1999. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 17:523.

Gene ID
12525 View all products for this Gene ID
UniProt
View information about CD8a on UniProt.org

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