APC anti-rat CD8a Antibody

Pricing & Availability
G28 (See other available formats)
Regulatory Status
Other Names
CD8a, T8, Leu-8, Ly-2, Lyt2
Mouse IgG2a, κ
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LOU rat splenocytes stained with G28 APC
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    LOU rat splenocytes stained with G28 APC
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200609 25 µg 76€
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Description CD8a is a 32 kD glycoprotein also known as T8, Lyt2, Ly-2, and CD8α. CD8a is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily expressed on most thymocytes, subset of mature T cells, most NK cells, macrophages, and some activated CD4+ T cells (not resting). CD8a forms heterodimers with the CD8β chain (CD8b) on the surface of most thymocytes, while mature peripheral T lymphocytes express almost exclusively the CD8 αβ heterodimer. Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes express CD8a without CD8b. CD8 is an antigen co-receptor on T cells that interacts with MHC class I on antigen-presenting cells or epithelial cells. CD8 participates in T cell activation through its association with the T cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck (p56lck). Product Details
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Product Details

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Antibody Type
Host Species
CD8+ Wistar rat splenic T cell hybridomas
Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography, and conjugated with APC under optimal conditions.
0.2 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.

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 ≤0.25 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.
Excitation Laser
Red Laser (633 nm)
Application Notes

Additional reported applications (for the relevant formats) include: immunoprecipitation1, blocking1 of allogeneic responses, and immunohistochemical staining of acetone-fixed frozen sections. The LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin <0.1 EU/μg, Azide-Free, 0.2 μm filtered) is recommended for functional assays (Cat. No. 200612).

Application References

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  1. Torres-Nagel N, et al. 1992. Eur. J. Immunol. 22:2841.
  2. Matta B, et al. 2008. Am J Pathol. 173:1440. PubMed
Product Citations
  1. Zhang J, et al. 2016. Mutat Res Genet Toxicol Environ Mutagen. 795:36-40. PubMed
  2. Tang-Huau TL, et al. 2021. Viruses. 13: . PubMed
AB_313880 (BioLegend Cat. No. 200609)
AB_313881 (BioLegend Cat. No. 200610)

Antigen Details

Ig superfamily, CD8α chain
Most thymocytes, T cell subset; activated CD4+ T cells (not resting), most NK cells and intestinal intraepithelial cells express the CD8α chain without the CD8β chain
Co-receptor for TCR
MHC class I molecule
Cell Type
Thymocytes, T cells, NK cells, Epithelial cells
Biology Area
Molecular Family
CD Molecules
Antigen References
1. Brideau RJ, et al. 1980. Eur. J. Immunol. 10:609.
2. Dallman MJ, et al. 1982. Eur. J. Immunol. 12:511.
3. Cantrell DA, et al. 1982. Immunol. 45:97.
4. Lyscom N, et al. 1982. Immunol. 45:775.
5. Johnson P, et al. 1985. EMBO. J. 4:2539.
6. Barclay AN. 1981. Immunol. 42:593.
Gene ID
24930 View all products for this Gene ID
View information about CD8a on UniProt.org

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