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CD137 Rat anti-Mouse, BUV395, Clone: 1AH2, BD Optibuild™

Rat Monoclonal Antibody

Manufacturer:  BD Biosciences 740251

Catalog No. BDB740251

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The 1AH2 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD137. CD137 is a member of the TNFR/NGFR superfamily that is likewise known as Tnfrsf9, 4-1BB, Ly-63, or ILA. Monomers or multimeric forms of CD137 are expressed, upon activation, on the surface of splenic T lymphocytes, thymocytes, intestinal intraepithelial T lymphocytes (IEL), and some T cell lines and clones. While stimulating T cells by IL-2, IL-4, or anti-CD28 alone does not result in the expression of CD137; addition of IL-2, IL-4, anti-CD28, or syngeneic accessory cells to splenic T cells stimulated via TCR/CD3 can result in a high level CD137 expression. CD137 is also reportedly expressed on IL-2 activated NK cells, but not on freshly isolated NK cells. CD137 physically associates with p56 [lck] through a Cys-Arg-Cys-Pro binding site in its cytoplasmic domain; the same motif in the cytoplasmic tail of the CD4 and CD8a molecules is responsible for association with p56 [lck]. A signaling function for the CD137 molecule in mouse T cells is indicated by reports in which cross-linking of CD137 with 1AH2 mAb resulted in enhanced proliferation of CD3e-activated splenic T cells and IEL and in enhanced cytolytic activity of IEL in response to immobilized anti-CD3e. In addition to extracellular matrix proteins which bind to CD137, the CD137L (4-1BBL) serves as a ligand for CD137. This molecule has also been detected on LPS-activated macrophages, and anti-IgM antibody-activated splenic B cells. Interaction between T and B cells through CD137/CD137L is reported to play a role in antigen presentation, further supporting a costimulatory role for CD137 in the immune response of T lymphocytes.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV395 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye has been exclusively developed by BD Biosciences to have minimal spillover into other detectors, making it an optimal choice for multicolor flow cytometry. With an Ex Max at 348nm and an Em Max at 395nm, BD Horizon BUV395 can be excited with a 355nm laser and detected with a 379/28 filter.



Brilliant Ultraviolet 395
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
IgG1, κ, also known as Sprague-Dawley (outbred) IgG1, κ
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
Flow Cytometry
4-1BB; Tnfrsf9; Ly-63; ILA
Affinity Purified
Recombinant mouse 4-1BB
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
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