Human TGF-beta  RIII Fluorescein-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects human TGF-beta  RIII in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 25% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) TGF-beta  RIII is observed, and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) TGF-beta  RI, rhTGF-beta  RII, rhTGF-beta  RIIB, and rmTGF-beta  RI  is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human TGF‑ beta  RIII
    Accession # AAA67061
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
  • 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 TGF‑ beta  RIII in Human Lymphocytes by Flow Cytometry. Human peripheral blood lymphocytes were stained with Goat Anti-Human TGF‑ beta  RIII Fluorescein‑conjugated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB242F, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC108F, 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: TGF-beta RIII

Most cell types express three sizes of receptors for TGF-beta. These are designated Type I (53 kDa), Type II (70-85 kDa), and Type III (250-350 kDa). The Type I receptor is a membrane-bound serine/threonine kinase that apparently requires the presence of the Type II receptor to bind TGF-beta. The Type II receptor is also a membrane-bound serine/threonine kinase that binds TGF-beta 1 and TGF-beta 3 with high affinity and TGF-beta 2 with a much lower affinity. The Type I and Type II receptors together form a heterodimeric signaling complex that is essential for the transduction of the anti-proliferative signals of TGF-beta.

The Type III receptor is a transmembrane proteoglycan with a large extracellular domain and a 43 amino acid residue cytoplasmic domain. The cytoplasmic domain of the Type III receptor lacks an obvious signaling motif and the receptor may not be involved directly in signal transduction. The Type III receptor binds TGF-beta 2 with the highest affinity. Other TGF-beta isoforms also bind the Type III receptor, but with lower affinities. Cellular responsiveness to TGF-beta 2 appears to be dependent on the presence of the Type III receptor which can interact with the signaling receptor complex. In addition to the transmembrane Type III receptor, a soluble form of the receptor is secreted by some cell types. The physiological role of this soluble receptor remains to be determined. The recombinant TGF-beta soluble receptor Type III binds the TGF-beta isoforms differentially in solution and exhibits TGF-beta antagonistic activities in vitro.

  • Long Name:
    Transforming Growth Factor beta Receptor III
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    7049 (Human); 21814 (Mouse); 29610 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    betaglycan proteoglycan; Betaglycan; BGCAN; TBRIII; TGF-beta receptor type 3; TGF-beta receptor type III; TGFbetaRIII; TGFBR3; TGF-bRIII; TGFR-3; Transforming growth factor beta receptor III; transforming growth factor beta receptor type 3; transforming growth factor, beta receptor III (betaglycan, 300kDa); transforming growth factor, beta receptor III
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Isotype Controls
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Normal Goat IgG Fluorescein-conjugated Control

Ctrl IC108F 1
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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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