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Human LAG‑3 APC‑conjugated Antibody

  • Specificity
    Detects human LAG-3 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse LAG-3 is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human LAG-3
    Leu23-Leu450
    Accession # P18627
  • Label
    Allophycocyanin
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Flow Cytometry
    10 µL/106 cells
    See below
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
Detection of LAG-3 in CD3+ Human PBMCs by Flow Cytometry. Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) treated with 5 µg/mL PHA for 5 days were stained with Mouse Anti-Human CD3e PE-conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB100P) and either (A) Goat Anti-Human LAG-3 APC-conjugated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB2319A) or (B) Normal Goat IgG Allophycocyanin Control (Catalog # IC108A). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
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.

  • Long Name:
    Lymphocyte-activation Gene 3
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3902 (Human); 16768 (Human); 297596 (Rat);
  • Alternate Names:
    CD223; CD223; CD223 antigen; FDC; LAG-3; lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein; lymphocyte-activation gene 3; Protein FDC
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