Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Antibody

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MAB8012-100
MAB8012-SP
Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Antibody in Immunohistochemistry
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Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 in direct ELISAs.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 53602
Purification
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1
Val23-Arg94
Accession # O43927
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Immunohistochemistry
1-25 µg/mL
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Neutralization
Measured by its ability to neutralize CXCL13/BLC/BCA‑1-induced chemotaxis in the BaF3 mouse pro‑B cell line transfected with human CXCR5. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.5-2.5 µg/mL in the presence of 0.05 µg/mL Recombinant Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA‑1.

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

Immunohistochemistry CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1  in Human Tonsil. View Larger

CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 in Human Tonsil. CXCL13/BLC/BCA‑1 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human tonsil using Mouse Anti-Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA‑1 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8012) at 1.7 µg/mL for 1 hour at room temperature followed by incubation with the Anti-Mouse IgG VisUCyte™ HRP Polymer Antibody (Catalog # VC001). Before incubation with the primary antibody, tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). Tissue was stained using DAB (brown) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for IHC Staining with VisUCyte HRP Polymer Detection Reagents.

Neutralization Chemotaxis Induced by CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 and Neutralization by Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Antibody. View Larger

Chemotaxis Induced by CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 and Neutralization by Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Antibody. Recombinant Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 (Catalog # 801-CX) chemoattracts the BaF3 mouse pro-B cell line transfected with human CXCR5 in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). The amount of cells that migrated through to the lower chemotaxis chamber was measured by Resazurin (Catalog # AR002). Chemotaxis elicited by Recombinant Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 (0.05 µg/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Human CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8012). The ND50 is typically 0.5-2.5 µg/mL.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Availability
Size / Price
Qty
RB01
Shipping
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.

Background: CXCL13/BLC/BCA-1

CXCL13, also known as B-lymphocyte chemoattractant (BLC), is a CXC chemokine that is constitutively expressed in secondary lymphoid organs. BCA-1 cDNA encodes a protein of 109 amino acid residues with a leader sequence of 22 residues. Mature human BCA-1 shares 64% amino acid sequence similarity with the mouse protein and 23-34% amino acid sequence identity with other known CXC chemokines. Recombinant or chemically synthesized BCA-1 is a potent chemoattractant for B lymphocytes but not T lymphocytes, monocytes or neutrophils. BLR1, a G protein-coupled receptor originally isolated from Burkitt’s lymphoma cells, has now been shown to be the specific receptor for BCA-1. Among cells of the hematopoietic lineages, the expression of BLR1, now designated CXCR5, is restricted to B lymphocytes and a subpopulation of T helper memory cells. Mice lacking BLR1 have been shown to lack inguinal lymph nodes. These mice were also found to have impaired development of Peyer’s patches and defective formation of primary follicles and germinal centers in the spleen as a result of the inability of B lymphocytes to migrate into B cell areas.

References
  1. Gunn, M.D. et al. (1998) Nature, 391:799.
  2. Legler, D.F. et al. (1998) J. Exp. Med. 187:655.
  3. Forster, R. et al. (1996) Cell 87:1037.
Entrez Gene IDs
10563 (Human); 55985 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
ANGIE; ANGIE2; B cell-attracting chemokine 1; B lymphocyte chemoattractant; BCA1; BCA-1; BCA1B-cell chemoattractant; BCA-1CXC chemokine BLC; B-cell-homing chemokine (ligand for Burkitt's lymphoma receptor-1); BLC; BLCSmall-inducible cytokine B13; BLR1L; B-lymphocyte chemoattractant; chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 13 (B-cell chemoattractant); chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 13; C-X-C motif chemokine 13; CXCL13; SCYB13; SCYB13B-cell-attracting chemokine 1; small inducible cytokine B subfamily (Cys-X-Cys motif), member 13 (B-cellchemoattractant)

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