Human BTLA Alexa Fluor® 594-conjugated Antibody

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Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody
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Human BTLA Alexa Fluor® 594-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human BTLA in direct ELISAs.
Recombinant Monoclonal Rabbit IgG Clone # 2161A
Protein A or G purified from cell culture supernatant
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human BTLA
Accession # AAP44003
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Alexa Fluor 594 (Excitation= 590 nm, Emission= 617 nm)


Recommended Concentration
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
Human PBMC

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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Preparation and Storage

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Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.

Background: BTLA

B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA; CD272) is a 35 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein in the CD28 family of T cell co-stimulatory molecules (1-3). Mature human BTLA contains a 127 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD), a 21 aa transmembrane sequence, and a 111 aa cytoplasmic domain. The two ITIM motifs and three Tyr phosphorylation sites in the cytoplasmic tail transmit inhibitory signaling (4-5). The ECD of human BTLA shares 42% and 44% aa identity with that of mouse and rat BTLA, respectively. A splice variant lacking the transmembrane domain has been reported (6). Unlike other CD28 family members, the BTLA Ig domain in the ECD is of the I-type rather than V-type, and BTLA does not form homodimers (7). BTLA is also unusual in its interaction with the TNF superfamily member HVEM rather than with B7 family ligands (8). BTLA is expressed on T cells, B cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and NK cells (9). Its expression is low in naïve T cells and increases during antigen-specific induction of anergy. In B cells, BTLA expression is highest in mature naïve cells (9). BTLA apparently limits T cell numbers, since its deletion results in overproduction of T cells, especially CD8+ memory T cells that are hyper-responsive to TCR cross-linking (10). Under the control of ROR gamma t and IL-7, BTLA regulates the homeostasis and inflammatory responses of gamma δT cells (11). The binding of BTLA and HVEM does not preclude the concurrent binding of other HVEM ligands such as LIGHT or Lymphotoxin-alpha (12).

  1. Murphy, K.M. et al. (2006) Nat. Rev. Immunol. 6:671.
  2. Croft, M. (2005) Trends. Immunol. 26:292.
  3. Watanabe, N. et al. (2003) Nat. Immunol. 4:670.
  4. Gavrieli, M. et al. (2003) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 312:1236.
  5. Chemnitz, J.M. et al. (2006) J. Immunol. 176:6603.
  6. Han, P. et al. (2004) J. Immunol. 172 :5931.
  7. Compaan, D.M. et al. (2005) J. Biol. Chem. 280:39553.
  8. Sedy, J. R. et al. (2005) Nat. Immunol. 6:90.
  9. Hurchla, M.A. et al. (2005) J. Immunol. 174:3377.
  10. Krieg, C. et al. (2007) Nat. Immunol. 8:162.
  11. Bekiaris, V. et al. (2013) Immunity 39:1082.
  12. Cai G and Freeman GJ, (2009) Immunol Rev. 229:244
Long Name
B- And T-Lymphocyte Attenuator
Entrez Gene IDs
151888 (Human); 208154 (Mouse); 102144877 (Cynomolgus Monkey)
Alternate Names
B and T lymphocyte associated; B and T lymphocyte attenuator; B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator; B- and T-lymphocyte-associated protein; BTLA; BTLA1; CD272 antigen; CD272; FLJ16065; MGC129743

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