The GA-R2 (also known as HIR2) monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD235a and CD235b. CD235a is also known as Glycophorin A (GYPA, GPA, GLPA), Sialoglycoprotein alpha, MN sialoglycoprotein, or PAS-2. CD235b is otherwise known as Glycophorin B (GYPB, GPB, GLPB), Sialoglycoprotein delta, SS-active sialoglycoprotein, or PAS-3. CD235a and CD235b are type I transmembrane sialoglycoproteins that are expressed on human erythrocytes, erythroid precursor cells and certain leukemic cell types. CD235a carries blood group M and N antigens, whereas CD235b contains S, s, and U antigens. This antibody is useful for the identification and characterization of erythrocytes, certain myeloid leukemic cell types, and studies of erythroid cell development and infectious diseases with erythrocyte involvement. Glycophorins may play a role in preventing cell agglutination.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BB515 which was developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 490nm and an emission max of 515nm, BD Horizon BB515 can be excited by the 488nm laser and detected in a standard FITC set (e.g. 530/30-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to FITC with less spillover into the PE detector.
|Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide|
|CD235ab; CD235a, Glycophorin-A, GYPA, GPA; CD235b; Glycophorin-B, GYPB, GPB|
|Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.|
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