Detection of CD81 in Human Lymphocytes by Flow Cytometry. Human whole blood lymphocytes were stained with Mouse Anti-Human CD81 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB4615, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB0041, open histogram), followed by Phycoerythrin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG F(ab')2 Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0102B).
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 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.
CD81, also known as TAPA-1 and TM4SF4, is a widely expressed protein in the tetraspanin family. CD81 is a multifunctional protein that interacts with a variety of other molecules, including tetraspanins, and is important for organization of the plasma membrane into microdomains. CD81 facilitates B cell and T cell activation and is an integrin-binding adhesion molecule. CD81 expression on lymphocytes is altered during infection by hepatitis C virus or HIV-1 and contributes to the pathogenicity of those viruses. Human CD81 shares 92%‑93% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat CD81.
Entrez Gene IDs:
975 (Human); 12520 (Mouse); 25621 (Rat)
CD81 antigen (target of antiproliferative 1); CD81 antigen; CD81 molecule; CD81; CVID6; TAPA1; TAPA-1; Target of the antiproliferative 1; Tetraspanin-28; TSPAN28; Tspan-28; tspan-28,26 kDa cell surface protein TAPA-1; TSPAN28S5.7