Detection of CD161 in Human PBMCs byFlow Cytometry. Human peripheral blood mononuclearcells (PBMCs) were stained with Mouse Anti-Human CD161Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody(Catalog # FAB7448G) and Mouse Anti-Human CD4 APC‑conjugatedMonoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB3791A).View our protocol for StainingMembrane-associated Proteins.
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.
CD161, also known as NKR-P1A and KLRB1, is a 40 kDa type II transmembrane glycoprotein that contains one C-type lectin domain in its extracellular region. CD161 is expressed as a disulfide-linked dimer on the surface of Th17 cells and NK cells as well as on subsets of CD1-restricted T cells, intestinal NT cells, peripheral memory T cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells. It binds to OCIL/CLEC2d, leading to an inhibition of NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity and IFN-g secretion. Alternatively, CD161 can enhance TCR activation to CD1d ligation. CD161+ cell populations are depleted in ulcerative colitis, Grave’s disease, and AIDS, although CD161+ T cells are activated during asthmatic attacks. Additional related proteins are expressed in mouse but not human: the inhibitory NKR‑P1B and D, and the stimulatory NKR‑P1A, C, and F. Human CD161 shares 47% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat NKR-P1A.
Entrez Gene IDs:
CD161 antigen; CD161; CLEC5B; CLEC5BC-type lectin domain family 5 member B; HNKR-P1a; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B member 1; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B, member 1; KLRB1; Ly59; Natural killer cell surface protein P1A; NKR; NKRP1; NKR-P1; NKRP1A; NKR-P1AMGC138614; NKRP1ANKR
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