Detects feline CD8 alpha in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, approximately 25% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse CD8 alpha is observed, approximately 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant canine CD8 alpha is observed, and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant human CD8 alpha is observed.
CD8 alpha in Feline PBMCs. CD8 alpha was detected in immersion fixed feline peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using Goat Anti-Feline CD8 alpha Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2598) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL001) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
CD8 is a dimeric complex made up of two Ig superfamily members. The CD8 alpha chain is a 34 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is disulfide-linked, either to itself forming CD8 alpha alpha, or to an unrelated 30-35 kDa CD8 beta chain, forming CD8 alpha beta. CD8 alpha contains one V-type Ig-like domain in its extracellular region that binds to class I MHC molecules. CD8 alpha beta is a TCR coreceptor, while CD8 alpha alpha promotes T cell survival and differentation. Feline CD8 alpha extracellular region shares 58%, 47%, 51%, and 69% amino acid sequence identity with human, mouse, porcine, and canine CD8 alpha extracellular regions, respectively.
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