Alexa Fluor® 647 anti-mouse CD272 (BTLA) Antibody

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6A6 (See other available formats)
Regulatory Status
Other Names
BTLA, B and T lymphocyte attenuator
Armenian Hamster IgG
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C57BL/6 splenocytes stained with CD45R/B220 (RA3-6B2) PE and 6A6 Alexa Fluor® 647
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    C57BL/6 splenocytes stained with CD45R/B220 (RA3-6B2) PE and 6A6 Alexa Fluor® 647
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CD272, also known as B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA), is an Ig superfamily co-inhitory receptor with structural similarity to programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and CTLA-4.  BTLA is expressed on B cells, T cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, NKT cells, and NK cells. Engagement of BTLA by its ligand herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM) is critical for negatively regulating immune response.  The absence of BTLA with HVEM inhibitory interactions leads to increased experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis severity, enhanced rejection of partially mismatched allografts, an increased CD8+ memory T cell population, increased severity of colitis, and reduced effectiveness of T regulatory cells.  BTLA plays an important role in the induction of peripheral tolerance of both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in vivo.  Tolerant T cells have significantly higher expression of BTLA compared with effectors and naïve T cells.  BTLA may cooperate with CTLA-4 and PD-1 to control T cell tolerance and autoimmunity.  It was reported that BTLA may regulate T cell function by binding to B7-H4, but further studies are needed to confirm.  The existence of three distinct BTLA alleles has been reported.

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Antibody Type
Host Species
Armenian Hamster
C57BL/6 BTLA Ig domain protein in CFA
Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography and conjugated with Alexa Fluor® 647 under optimal conditions.
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.

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.

* Alexa Fluor® 647 has a maximum emission of 668 nm when it is excited at 633 nm / 635 nm.

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Excitation Laser
Red Laser (633 nm)
Application Notes

Additional reported applications (for relevant formats) include: immunoprecipitation1,2 and blocking3,5 of OT-I T cell responses in vitro and incidence of cerebral malaria in vivo caused by P. berghei ANKA (PbA) infection. The LEAF™ purified antibody (Endotoxin < 0.1 EU/µg, Azide-Free, 0.2 µm filtered) is recommended for functional assays (Cat. No. 139104). For highly sensitive assays, we recommend Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody (Cat. No. 139117 - 139122) with a lower endotoxin limit than standard LEAF™ purified antibodies (Endotoxin < 0.01 EU/µg).

Clone 6A6 antibody reacts only with the C57BL/6 allele of BTLA but not the BALB/c allele of BTLA.

Application References
  1. Hurchla MA, et al. 2005. J. Immunol. 174:337. (IP FC)
  2. Sedy JR, et al. 2005. Nat. Immunol. 6:90. (IP)
  3. Lepenies B, et al. 2007. J. Immunol. 179:4093. (Block)
  4. Tao R, et al. 2005. J. Immunol. 175:5774. (FC)
  5. Albring J, et al. 2010. J. Exp. Med. 207:2551. (Block)
Product Citations
  1. Wu J et al. 2017. Immunity. 47(6):1114-1128 . PubMed
AB_10613297 (BioLegend Cat. No. 139106)

Antigen Details

An Ig superfamily co-inhibitory receptor with structural similarity to programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and CTLA-4.

BTLA is expressed on a wide number of lymphocytes in mice. It is most highly expressed on B cells, followed by CD4+ T cells, lower expression on CD8+ T cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, NKT cells, and NK cells.

BTLA functions as a negative regulator of T cell activation and proliferation, attenuate B cell proliferation upon associating with its known ligand, herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM).
Cell Type
B cells, Dendritic cells, Lymphocytes, NKT cells, T cells
Biology Area
Immunology, Inhibitory Molecules
Molecular Family
CD Molecules
Antigen References

1. Liu X, et al. 2009. J Immunol. 182:4516.
2. Miller ML, et al. 2009. J Immunol. 183:32.
3. Sun Y, et al. 2009. J Immunol. 183:1946.
4. Vendel AC, et al. 2009. J Immunol. 182:1509.
5. Watanabe N, et al. 2003. Nat Immunol. 4:670.

Gene ID
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