Human LAG-3 Alexa Fluor® 350-conjugated Antibody

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FAB23194U-100UG

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Human LAG-3 Alexa Fluor® 350-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human LAG-3 in direct ELISAs.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG2A Clone # 1009614
Purification
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Immunogen
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human LAG-3
Met1-Leu450
Accession # P18627
Formulation
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Label
Alexa Fluor 350 (Excitation= 346 nm, Emission= 442 nm)

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
Human PBMC treated with PHA and HEK293 Human Cell Line Transfected with Human LAG-3 and eGFP

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.

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Preparation and Storage

Shipping
The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.

Background: LAG-3

LAG-3 (Lymphocyte activation gene-3), also known as CD223, is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF). The mature LAG-3 protein is a 496 amino acid (aa) membrane protein with a 421 aa extracellular region which contains four IgSF domains, a 21 aa transmembrane region and a 54 aa cytoplasmic region. LAG-3 and CD4 molecules share < 20% aa sequence homology but have a similar structure (1, 2). Both molecules bind to MHC class II. LAG-3 binds to MHC class II with higher affinity compared to CD4. Both LAG-3 and CD4 genes are located on the distal part of the short arm of chromosome 12.

LAG-3 is an activation-induced molecule, expressed on activated T cells and NK cells, but not on resting T cells. Studies using LAG-3 -/- mice have shown significant delay of T cell apoptosis following antigen stimulation and increased size of memory T cells pool following infection (3, 4). It also has been reported that anti-LAG-3 antibodies up-regulate T cell activation by blocking interaction of LAG-3 and MHC class II. The study has demonstrated that LAG-3 is selectively expressed on activated CD4+CD25+ TReg cells and plays a role in their suppressive activity (5). This evidence indicated, unlike the interaction of CD4 with MHC class II that plays a positive role in T cell activation, LAG-3 binds to MHC class II and negatively regulates T cell activation through LAG-3 signaling. On the other hand, studies have shown that binding of LAG-3 to MHC class II molecules on antigen presenting cells induce maturation of dendritic cells and cytokine secretion by monocytes through MHC class II signal transduction (6). Taken together, LAG-3 may have two major functions, it negatively regulates T cells activation through LAG-3 signaling and stimulates antigen presenting cells which express MHC class II.

References
  1. Triebel, F. et al. (1990) J. Exp. Med. 171:1393.
  2. Baixeras, E. et al. (1992) J. Exp. Med 176:327.
  3. Workman, C.J. and D.A. Vignali (2003) Eur. J. Immunol. 33:970.
  4. Workman, C.J. et al. (2004) J. Immunol. 172:5450.
  5. Huang, C.T. et al. (2004) Immunity 21:503.
  6. Andreae, S. et al. (2003) Blood 102:2130.
Long Name
Lymphocyte-activation Gene 3
Entrez Gene IDs
3902 (Human); 16768 (Mouse); 297596 (Rat); 102122272 (Cynomolgus Monkey)
Alternate Names
CD223 antigen; CD223; LAG3; LAG-3; lymphocyte activating 3; lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein; lymphocyte-activation gene 3; Secreted lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein; sLAG-3

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