Mouse Monoclonal to CD8
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T cell coreceptor (monomer approx. 32-34 kDa) is expressed as alpha/beta heterodimer on majority of MHC I-restricted conventional T cells and thymocytes and as alpha/alpha homodimer on subsets of memory T cells, intraepithelial lymphocytes, NK cells and dendritic cells. Regulation of CD8 beta level on T cell surface seems to be an important mechanism to control their effector function. Assembly of CD8 alpha-beta but not alpha-alpha dimers is connected with formation or localization to the lipid rafts. Recruiting triggered TCR complexes to these membrane microdomains as well as affinity of TCR to MHC I is modulated by CD8, thereby affecting the functional diversity of the TCR signaling.
Entrez Gene (CD8A): 2p12
Entrez Gene (CD8B): 2p12
The antibody MEM-87 recognizes CD8, a cell surface glycoprotein found on most cytotoxic T lymphocytes that mediates efficient cell-cell interactions within the immune system. CD8 is a disulfide-linked dimer and exists as a CD8 alpha/alpha homodimer or CD8 alpha/beta heterodimer (each monomer approx. 32-34 kDa).
Leukocytes of a patient suffering from LGL Type Leukemia.
Indicated dilutions are recommended starting points for use of this product. Working concentrations should be determined by the investigator.
*Devine L, Thakral D, Nag S, Dobbins J, Hodsdon ME, Kavathas PB: Mapping the binding site on CD8 beta for MHC class I reveals mutants with enhanced binding. J Immunol. 2006 Sep 15;177(6):3930-8. [Abstract] [Full Text]
*Pang DJ, Hayday AC, Bijlmakers MJ.: CD8 Raft localization is induced by its assembly into CD8alpha beta heterodimers, Not CD8alpha alpha homodimers. J Biol Chem. 2007 May 4;282(18):13884-94. [Abstract]
*van den Berg HA, Wooldridge L, Laugel B, Sewell AK: Coreceptor CD8-driven modulation of T cell antigen receptor specificity. J Theor Biol. 2007 Nov 21;249(2):395-408. [Abstract]
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Mouse IgG1 Isotype Control
Surface staining of CD8 in human peripheral blood with anti-CD8 (MEM-87
) purified, GAM-APC.