Human/Mouse CTLA-4 Antibody Summary
Accession # P16410
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Detection of Human and Mouse CTLA‑4 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of NS0 mouse myeloma cell line transfected with with Human CTLA-4 and mouse lymph node tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 2 µg/mL of Mouse Anti-Human/Mouse CTLA-4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB386) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF018). A specific band was detected for CTLA-4 at approximately 52 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.
Inhibition of Anti-CD3 Induced IFN-gamma Secretion by Human/Mouse CTLA‑4 Antibody. Anti-Human/Mouse CTLA-4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB386) inhibits IFN-gamma secretion in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) induced by immobilized Mouse Anti-Human CD3e Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB100) coated at 1 µg/mL (100 µL/well) in a dose-dependent manner (green line) as measured by the Human IFN-gamma Quantikine ELISA Kit (Catalog # DIF50C). The ED50 is typically 0.05-0.4 µg/mL.
Preparation and Storage
- 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.
CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Associated protein‑4, designated CD152), is a type I transmembrane T cell inhibitory molecule that is a member of the Ig superfamily (1, 2). Human or mouse CTLA-4 cDNA encodes 223 amino acids (aa) including a 35 aa signal sequence, a 126 aa extracellular domain (ECD) with one Ig-like V-type domain, a 21 aa transmembrane (TM) sequence, and a 41 aa cytoplasmic sequence. It is found as a covalent homodimer of 41-43 kDa (2) Within the ECD, human CTLA-4 shares 68%, 71% and 83‑86% aa sequence identity with mouse, rat and porcine/bovine/rabbit/feline/canine CTLA-4, respectively. A 174 aa form that lacks TM and cytoplasmic sequences (sCTLA-4) is possibly secreted (3-5). Isoforms of 56-79 aa that mainly contain parts of the cytoplasmic domain are reported. In mouse, an isoform lacking the Ig-like domain has ligand-independent inhibitory activity and is termed liCTLA-4 (6). CD28, which is structurally related to CTLA-4, is constitutively expressed on naïve T cells and promotes T cell activation when engaged by B7-2 on antigen-presenting cells (APC) within the immunological synapse (IS) (1, 7, 8). In contrast, CTLA-4 is recruited from intracellular vesicles to the IS beginning 1-2 days after T cell activation (2, 7, 8). It forms a linear lattice with B7-1 on APC, inducing negative regulatory signals and ending T cell activation (9). Abatacept, a therapeutic human CTLA-4-Ig fusion protein (trade name Orencia), competes with CD28 for B7-1 and B7-2 binding and has been used to antagonize T cell activation in autoimmune conditions and to enhance transplant survival (10). Mice deleted for CTLA-4 show no abnormalities until after birth, but then develop lethal autoimmune reactions due to continued T cell activation and poor control by regulatory T cells, which constitutively express CTLA-4 in wild-type mice and humans (11-13).
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