Description: The HI149 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD1a, a 49 kDa protein expressed by cortical thymocytes and dendritic cells including Langerhans cells. The CD1 family of proteins share some structural and functional characteristics with the MHC class I molecules; however, members of the CD1 family are not polymorphic. Similar to MHC class I, CD1a associates with the beta2-microglobulin and is thought to play a role in antigen presentation. Applications Reported: The HI149 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis. Applications Tested: This HI149 antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of MOLT-4 cells. This can be used at 5 µL (0.5 µg) per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 578 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser. Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.CD1a is a non-polymorphic MHC Class 1 related cell surface glycoprotein, expressed in association with Beta 2 microglobulin. CD1a is expressed by cortical thymocytes, Langerhan ft.s cells and by interdigitating cells. CD1a is also expressed by some maligcies of T cell lineage and in histiocytosis X. CD1a is expressed on cortical thymocytes, epidermal Langerhans cells, dendritic cells, on certain T-cell leukemias, and in various other tissues. CD1a is structurally related to the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins and form heterodimers with beta-2-microglobulin. The CD1 proteins mediate the presentation of primarily lipid and glycolipid antigens of self or microbial origin to T cells. The human genome contains five CD1 family genes organized in a cluster on chromosome 1. The CD1 family members are thought to differ in their cellular localization and specificity for particular lipid ligands. CD1a localizes to the plasma membrane and recycles vesicles of the early endocytic system. At least five CD1 genes (CD1a, b, c, d, and e) are identified. Alternatively spliced transcript variants of CD1a have been observed, but their biological validity have not been determined.
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