Protein Name & Synonyms:
Immunohistology - Frozen, Flow Cytometry, Functional Assays, Immunoprecipitation, Immunohistology - Paraffin, Radioimmunoassays, Immunohistology - Resin, Western Blotting
Concentration (lot specific):
IgG concentration 1 mg/ml
The F4/80 antibody recognizes the murine F4/80 antigen, a 160 kD cell surface glycoprotein that is a member of the EGF-TM7 family of proteins which shares 68% overall amino acid identity with human EGF module-containing mucin-like hormone receptor 1 (EMR1).
Expression of F4/80 is heterogeneous and is reported to vary during macrophage maturation and activation. The F4/80 antigen is expressed on a wide range of mature tissue macrophages including Kupffer cells, Langerhans, microglia, macrophages located in the gut lamina propria, peritoneal cavity, lung, thymus, bone marrow stroma and macrophages in the red pulp of the spleen. F4/80 expression has also been reported on a subpopulation of dendritic cells but is absent from macrophages located in T cell areas of the spleen and lymph node.
The ligands and biological functions of the F4/80 antigen have not yet been determined but recent studies suggest a role for F4/80 in the generation of efferent CD8+ve regulatory T cells.
Store at -20 °C only.
This product should be stored undiluted.
Storage in frost free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
If stored in this manner, this product is stable for 18 months after receipt.
Purified IgG - liquid
Phosphate buffered saline
Quality Control (Contaminants):
Thioglycollate stimulated peritoneal macrophages from C57/BL mice.
Spleen cells from immunised HOB2 rats were fused with cells of the mouse NS1 myeloma cell line.
12 months from the date of shipment when stored properly.