Human CD42b/GPIb  alpha APC-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects human CD42b/GPIb alpha  in direct ELISAs.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 486805
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human CD42b/GPIb alpha
    Accession # P07359.1
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
  • Flow Cytometry
    10 µL/106 cells
    See below
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.
Data Examples
Detection of CD42b/GPIb  alpha in Human CD41+ Platelets by Flow Cytometry. Human CD41+ platelets were stained with Mouse Anti-Human Integrin  alpha 2b/CD41 PE‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB7616P) and either (A) Mouse Anti-Human CD42b/GPIb  alpha APC‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB4067A) or (B) Mouse IgG1 Allophycocyanin Isotype Control (Catalog # IC002A). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
  • Stability & Storage
    Protect from light. Do not freeze.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Background: CD42b/GPIb alpha

Platelet glycoprotein Ib alpha chain (GPIb  alpha ), also known as CD42b, is a 140-150 kDa type I transmembrane protein that is a member of the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) family of ligand binding proteins. It is expressed by platelets as the ligand-binding subunit of the platelet GPIb-IX-V complex. Human CD42b contains a 16 amino acid (aa) signal sequence, a 489 aa extracellular domain (ECD), a 21-aa transmembrane domain, and a 100 aa cytoplasmic region. The ECD contains 8 LRRs, with # 2, 3, and 4 having been demonstrated to regulate shear-dependent adhesion to von Willebrand factor (vWF). The LRRs are followed by a thrombin-binding anionic region that includes three sulfated tyrosines, a sialomucin domain with N- and O-linked carbohydrates, and two cysteines near the membrane that allow dimerization. Four human isoforms with 1 to 4 repeats of aa 398‑411 within the sialomucin domain of mature CD42b are known to exist but have unknown significance. The ECD of human CD42b shares 48‑51% aa identity with mouse, rat, bovine, and canine CD42b. The metalloproteinase TACE/ADAM17 constitutively and inducibly cleaves CD42b, between Gly480 and Val481. This releases an 85-90 kDa soluble form called glycocalicin that circulates at ~2 μg/mL. CD42b binding to ligands such as thrombin, kininogen, and coagulation factors XI and XII helps to initiate platelet activation and coordinate the coagulation cascade. Binding of CD42b to vWF or thrombospondin in the plasma or matrix, vWF or P-selectin on endothelial cells, or the integrin  alpha M beta 2 (MAC-1) on myeloid cells, controls response to vascular injury. Bernard-Soulier syndrome and platelet-type von Willebrand disease are platelet function disorders that can be caused by mutations in CD42b.

  • Long Name:
    Glycoprotein lb [Platelet] alpha
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    2811 (Human); 14723 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    Antigen CD42b-alpha; BP1BA; BSS; CD42b antigen; CD42b; CD42b-alpha; glycoprotein Ib (platelet), alpha polypeptide; Glycoprotein Ibalpha; GP1B; GP1BA; GPIb alpha; GP-Ib alpha; GPIbA; GPIb-alpha; MGC34595; platelet glycoprotein Ib alpha chain; platelet membrane glycoprotein 1b-alpha subunit
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