Detection of CD81 in Human Lymphocytes by Flow Cytometry. Humanperipheral blood lymphocytes were stained with Mouse Anti-Human CD81 APC‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB4615A, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC0041A, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-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.
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
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