|Detection of CD30 Ligand/TNFSF8 in Human PBMCs by Flow Cytometry. Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) treated with 50 ng/mL PMA and 200 ng/mL Calcium Ionomycin overnight were stained with Mouse Anti-Human CD3 epsilon PE‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB100P) and either (A) Mouse Anti-Human CD30 Ligand/TNFSF8 APC‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1028A) or (B) Mouse IgG2B Allophycocyanin Isotype Control (Catalog # IC0041A). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.|
CD30 ligand (CD30L)/TNFSF8 is a type II membrane protein belonging to the TNF superfamily. CD30L is expressed on the cell surface of activated T cells, B cells, and monocytes. The protein is also constitutively expressed on granulocytes and medullary thymic epithelial cells. The specific receptor for CD30L is CD30/TNFRSF8, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the TNF receptor superfamily. CD30 was originally identified as a cell surface antigen of Hodgkin's and Reed-Sternberg cells using the monoclonal antibody Ki-1. CD30 is also expressed on different non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, virus-infected T and B cells, and on normal T and B cells after activation. Among T cells, CD30 is preferentially expressed on a subset of T cells producing Th2-type cytokines and on CD4+/CD8+ thymocytes that co-express CD45RO and IL-4 receptor. CD30 ligation by CD30L mediates pleiotropic effects including cell proliferation, activation, differentiation and cell death by apoptosis. CD30 can act as a costimulatory molecule in thymic negative selection and may also play a critical role in the pathophysiology of Hodgkin's disease and other CD30+ lymphomas. Human and mouse CD30 ligand cDNAs share 70% sequence homology.