|Specificity:||The mouse monoclonal antibody 24-31 detects CD154 / CD40L (CD40-ligand), a 39 kDa cell surface type II glycoprotein expressed predominantly on activated CD4+ lymphocytes.|
|Immunogen:||human CD154 fusion protein|
|Species Reactivity:||Human, Non-Human Primates|
|Purity:||> 95% (by SDS-PAGE)|
|Purification:||Purified by protein-A affinity chromatography|
|Storage Buffer:||Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) with 15 mM sodium azide, approx. pH 7.4|
|Storage / Stability:||Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Do not use after expiration date stamped on vial label.|
|Expiration:||See vial label|
|Lot Number:||See vial label|
|Background:||CD154 / CD40L (CD40 ligand) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor family, and is expressed primarily on activated CD4+ lymphocytes, but also on mast cells, basophils, eosinophils and human dendritic cells. Its counter-receptor CD40 is expressed on antigen presenting cells, including dendritic cells, macrophages, and B cells, and also on fibroblasts. Triggering of CD40 by CD40L causes maturation of dendritic cells and upregulation of antigen presentation in functions of the MHC and costimulatory molecules. CD40L also functions as a direct stimulating factor for T cells. CD40L plays also roles e.g. in antibody class switching and modulation of apoptosis in the germinal center.|
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