CD126 Mouse anti-Human, Brilliant Violet 421, Clone: M5, BD
Mouse Monoclonal Antibody
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences 564163
The M5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human CD126 which is also known as the alpha subunit of the human IL-6 Receptor (IL-6Rα). CD126 is an 80 kDa type I transmembrane gl ycoprotein, also known as gp80 and B cell stimulatory factor-2 (BSF-2) Receptor . The IL-6Rα subunit associates with the 130-160 kDa gp130 subunit (IL-6 Receptor β chain, CD130), that is shared with the receptor complexes for Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF), Ciliary Neurotropic Factor (CNTF), Oncostatin M (OSM), IL-11, Cardiotropin 1 (CT-1) and possibly Neurotrop hin-1/B Cell-Stimulating Factor 3 (NNT-1/BSF-3). The IL-6Rα chain binds IL-6 with low affinity; however the association with CD130 stabilizes the IL-6/IL-6Rα complex resulting in the formation of a high affinity ligand-receptor complex. The IL-6Rβ chain mediates signal transduction. CD126 is expressed at high levels by activated and EBV-transformed B cells, plasma cells and myeloma cells and at lower levels by most leucocytes, epithelial cells, fibroblasts, hepatocytes and neural cells. IL-6Rα exists in soluble form in human serum. The serum levels of soluble IL-6Rα appear to elevate in pathological situations such as multiple myeloma, Grave's disease, juvenile chronic arthritis and HIV. The M5 antibody is directed against an epitope not involved in interactions of CD126 w ith IL-6 or CD130.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue conjugates.
|Interleukin 6 Receptor alpha chain; IL-6R alpha; IL-6Rα|
|CD126 Recombinant Protein|
|Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.|
|Brilliant Violet 421|
|Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.|
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