Recombinant Human IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 (Catalog # 301-R3) under non-reducing conditions only
2.5 µg/106 cells
THP‑1 human acute monocytic leukemia cell line
Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.
Measured by its ability to neutralize IL‑3-induced proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line. Kitamura, T. et al. (1989) J. Cell Physiol. 140:323. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.6-1.2 µg/mL in the presence of 0.5 ng/mL Recombinant Human IL‑3.
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application.
are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 in Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes.
IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 was detected in immersion fixed human peripheral blood lymphocytes using 2 µg/mL Mouse Anti-Human IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB301) for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained (red) and counterstained (green). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 in Human Tonsil.
IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human tonsil using 15 µg/mL Mouse Anti-Human IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB301) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained with the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Cell Proliferation Induced by IL‑3 and Neutralization by Human IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 Antibody.
Recombinant Human IL‑3 (Catalog # 203-IL) stimulates proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Human IL‑3 (0.5 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Human IL‑3 R alpha /CD123 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB301). The ND50 is typically 0.6‑1.2 µg/mL.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
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: IL-3 R alpha/CD123
IL-3 is a pleiotropic cytokine that can stimulate proliferation and differentiation of pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells as well as various lineage committed progenitors (1, 2). IL-3 exerts its activity through binding to a specific cell surface receptor known as IL-3 R. IL-3 R is a heterodimeric structure composed of a 70 kDa IL-3 R alpha subunit (CD123) and a 120-140 kDa IL-3 R beta subunit (CD131) (3, 4). IL-3 R alpha binds IL-3 with relatively low affinity. In the presence of IL-3 R beta, however, IL-3 R alpha has a much higher affinity for IL-3. It is not clear how signal transduction occurs following IL-3 binding. The IL-3 R alpha chain has a very short intracellular domain while the IL‑3 R beta chain has a very large cytoplasmic domain. The IL‑3 R beta chain is also shared by the receptors for IL-5 and GM-CSF. Cells known to express IL-3 receptors include hematopoietic progenitors, epithelial cells, double negative T cells, mast cells, basophils and blood monocytes (5).
Moore, M.A.S. et al. (1991) Blood 72:944.
Warren, D.J. et al. (1988) J. Immunol. 140:94.
Plant M. et al. (1989) Nature 339:150.
Budel, L.M. et al. (1990) Blood 75:1439.
Schrader, J.W. et al. (1988) In Interleukin-3: The Panspecific hemopoietin (ed. J.W. Schrader), Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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