Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 700-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects human PDGF R alpha. Recognizes the PDGF receptor alpha -subunit; it does not recognize the PDGF receptor beta -subunit. Binds to the PDGF receptor alpha -subunit of primate species (human, monkey, baboon) and dog. Does not recognize rat or mouse receptors and its ability to bind to receptors from other species has not been tested.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # PRa292
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from ascites
  • Immunogen
    Human osteosarcoma cell membrane extracts
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
    Alexa Fluor 700
  • Flow Cytometry
    5 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 PDGF R alpha in U‑118‑MG Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. U‑118‑MG human glioblastoma/astrocytoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 700‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1264N, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC002N, open histogram). 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: PDGF R alpha

PDGF is a major serum mitogen that can exist as a homo- or heterodimeric protein consisting of disulfide-linked PDGF-A and PDGF-B chains. The PDGF-AA, PDGF‑BB and PDGF-AB isoforms have been shown to bind to two distinct cell surface PDGF receptors with different affinities. Whereas PDGF R alpha binds all three PDGF isoforms with high affinity, PDGF R beta binds PDGF‑BB and AB, but not PDGF-AA. Both PDGF R alpha and PDGF R beta are members of the class III subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) that also includes the receptors for M-CSF, SCF and Flt3 ligand. All class III RTKs are characterized by the presence of five immunoglobulin-like domains in their extracellular region and a split kinase domain in their intracellular region. PDGF binding induces receptor homo-and heterodimerization and signal transduction. The expression of the alpha and beta receptors is independently regulated in various cell types. Only PDGF R alpha is expressed in oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, mesothelial cell and liver endothelial cells. Soluble PDGF-R alpha has been detected in cell conditioned medium and human plasma. Recombinant soluble PDGF R alpha binds PDGF with high affinity and is a potent PDGF antagonist (1).

  • References:
    1. Heldin, C.H. and L. Claesson-Welsh (1994) Guidebook to Cytokines and Their Receptors, Nicola, N.A. (ed) Oxford University Press, New York, NY p. 202.
  • Long Name:
    Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor alpha
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    5156 (Human); 18595 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    alpha-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor; CD140 antigen-like family member A; CD140a antigen; CD140a; EC 2.7.10; EC; MGC74795; PDGFR2; PDGFRA; PDGFRA/BCR fusion; PDGF-R-alpha; platelet-derived growth factor receptor, alpha polypeptide; rearranged-in-hypereosinophilia-platelet derived growth factor receptor alphafusion protein; RHEPDGFRA
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Mouse IgG1 Alexa Fluor® 700-conjugated Antibody

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Flow Cytometry Staining Buffer (1X)

Flow FC001 3
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Flow Cytometry Mouse Lyse Buffer (10X)

Flow FC003 1
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Flow Cytometry Human Lyse Buffer (10X)

Flow FC002 1
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