Description: The eBioSN4 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD9. CD9 is a 24 kDa member of the tetraspanin family, whose members are characterized by the presence of 4 hydrophobic transmembrane domains. CD9 is expressed in platelets, eosinophils, basophils, pre-B cells, activated T cells and neural cell lines. Furthermore, CD9 expression has been associated with a maligt phenotype, including expression on 90% of non T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and on 50% of chronic lymphocytic and acute myeloblastic leukemias. In platelets, CD9 is expressed in alpha-granules and through association with the integrin alphaIIb/betaIII plays a role in platelet aggregation, as demonstrated by the use of anti-human CD9 antibodies. CD9 has also been shown to induce the aggregation of pre-B cell lines, and the adhesion and migration of pre-B cells and Schwann cells. Additionally, it has been demonstrated that CD9 is able to provide a co-stimulatory signal for T cells independently of CD28, in the absence of antigen-presenting cells. Binding of the eBioSN4 monoclonal antibody partially cross-blocks binding of another anti-human CD9 monoclonal antibody, MM2/57. Applications Reported: This eBioSN4 (SN4 C3-3A2) antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis. Applications Tested: This eBioSN4 (SN4 C3-3A2) antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at 5 µL (0.125 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 nm; Emission: 520 nm; Laser: Blue Laser. Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered. CD9 antigen is a glycoprotein expressed on the surface of developing B lymphocytes, platelets, monocytes, eosinophils, basophil, stimulated T lymphocytes and by neurons and glial cells in the peripheral nervous system. CD9 belongs to a family of membrane proteins termed tetraspanins which transverse the membrane four times. In pre B cells and platelets, CD9 antigen regulates cell activation and aggregation possibly through an association with the integrin CD41 / CD61 (GPIIb / GPIIIa). CD9 is involved in cell motility, osteoclastogenesis, neurite outgrowth, myotube formation, and sperm-egg fusion, plays roles in cell attachment and proliferation and is necessary for association of heterologous MHC II molecules on the dendritic cell plasma membrane which is important for effective T cell stimulation. CD9 functions in many cellular processes including differentiation, adhesion, and signal transduction, and expression plays a critical role in the suppression of cancer cell motility and metastasis. CD9 is also considered as metastasis suppressor in solid tumors.
|4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
|eBioSN4 (SN4 C3-3A2)|
|PBS with 0.1% gelatin, 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
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