Detection of Integrin alpha L/CD11a in Whole Blood Monocytes by Flow Cytometry. Whole blood monocytes were stained with Mouse Anti-Human Integrin alpha L/CD11a PerCP‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB35951C, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC003C, 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.
Background: Integrin alpha L/CD11a
Integrin subunit alpha L/CD11a is a 180 kDa type I TM glycoprotein that interacts only with Integrin beta 2/CD18 to form LFA-1, a leukocyte adhesion protein which binds endothelial cell ICAM. Human Integrin alpha L contains a 1064 aa extracellular domain (ECD), a 20 aa TM sequence and a 58 aa cytoplasmic domain. The ECD contains seven repeats that form a beta-propeller structure and one inserted vWA domain (I domain) containing a metal ion-dependent adhesion site (MIDAS). Human and mouse Integrin alpha L ECD share 74% aa identity. A second isoform has a 53 aa insert in the ECD.
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