- Other Names
- Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte protein 4, Ctla4, CTLA-4, Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4, CD152, Ly-56
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Mouse CTLA-4 was initially identified by differential screening of a murine cytolitic cDNA library. It is a member of the IgG superfamily, and it encodes a 223 amino acid protein and possesses a single extracellular V domain, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain. CTLA-4 is ~30% homologous with CD28, and both bind to the same ligands (B7.1/CD80 and B7.2/CD86) although CTLA-4 binds with higher affinity than CD28. Parallel recognition of a specific MHC-peptide complex by the T-cell receptor and CD80 or CD86 by the costimulatory receptor CD28 results in T cell activation, cytokine production, proliferation, and differentiation. After the T cells' activation process and upregulation of CTLA-4, co-ligation of the TCR to MHC-peptide complex and CTLA-4 to its ligands results in cell cycle arrest and the end to T cell activation. It has been suggested that the negative regulatory mechanism of CTLA-4 is mediated through trans-endocytosis of CD80 and CD86 (capture of ligands from opposing cells). The ligands are removed from the original cell and degraded inside of CTLA-4-expressing cells. As a result, the action of CD28 is impaired. Alternative splice variants of CTLA-4 have been described in mice and humans; these variants skip exon 2 (ligand-binding domain) or exon 3 (transmembrane domain). The ligand independent CTLA-4 is expressed in mice, but not in humans, and the soluble CTLA-4 (sCTLA-4) is expressed in mice and humans. CTLA-4 is constitutively expressed by Tregs, and they are an important source of sCTLA-4. It has been suggested that sCTLA-4 potentiates regulatory T cell function. High levels of sCTLA-4 in Tregs have been associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other autoimmune diseases.Product Details
- Mouse CTLA-4, amino acids Ala37-Phe162 (Accession# AAH42741), with a C-terminal human IgG1 Fc and a 6His-tag was expressed in CHO cells.
- Molecular Mass
- The unlabeled 366 amino acid recombinant protein has a predicted molecular mass of approximately 41 kD. The DTT-reduced and non-reduced glycosylated proteins migrate at approximately 55 kD and 110 kD respectively by SDS-PAGE. The predicted N-terminal amino acid is Ala.
- > 95%, as determined by Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE.
- 0.22 μm filtered protein solution is in PBS, pH 7.2, 5% glycerol.
- Endotoxin Level
- Less than 0.1 EU per μg protein as determined by the LAL method.
- 10-25 µg sizes are bottled at 200 µg/mL. 100 µg size is lot-specific and bottled at the concentration indicated on the vial. (Please contact technical support for concentration, or use our Lookup tool if you have a lot number.)
- Storage & Handling
- Unopened vial can be stored between 2°C and 8°C for one month, at -20°C for six months, or at -70°C for one year. For maximum results, quick spin vial prior to opening. The protein can be aliquoted and stored at -20°C to -70°C. Stock solutions can also be prepared at 50-100 µg/mL in sterile buffer (PBS, HPBS, DPBS, or EBSS) containing carrier protein such as 0.2-1% BSA or HSA and stored in working aliquots at -20°C to -70°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
- When mouse B7-2/CD86 (Cat. No. 771702) is immobilized at 1.0 µg/mL, mouse CTLA-4-Fc Chimera Biotinylated Protein binds with EC50 of 5 - 20 ng/mL. HRP Avidin (Cat. No. 405103) was used to detect the binding.
- Application Notes
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- Disulfide-linked homodimer, biotinylated via amines
Activated T cells, CD4, CD8, and Tregs
- Inhibits T cell activation by reducing IL-2 production and IL-2R expression, also arresting T cells in G1 phase of the cell cycle; protects against the development of autoimmunity.
- Antigen presenting cells, B cells
- CD80 (B7.1), CD86 (B7.2)
- Measured by its ability to bind mouse CD86
- Cell Type
- B cells, T cells, Tregs
- Biology Area
- Immunology, Inhibitory Molecules
- Molecular Family
- CD Molecules, Immune Checkpoint Receptors, Soluble Receptors
- Gene ID
- 12477 View all products for this Gene ID
- View information about CTLA-4 on UniProt.org