Mouse B7-2/CD86 PE-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse B7‑2/CD86 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, no cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse B7-1, recombinant human (rh) B7-1 or rhB7-2 is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Rat IgG2A Clone # GL1
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    LPS-activated mouse B cells
  • 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 B7‑2/CD86 in Mouse Splenocytes by Flow Cytometry. Mouse splenocytes either untreated (light orange filled histogram) or treated with 1 μg/mL LPS for 3 days (dark orange filled histogram) were stained with Rat Anti-Mouse B7‑2/CD86 PE‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB741P) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC006P, 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: B7-2/CD86

B7-1 and B7-2, together with their receptors CD28 and CTLA-4, constitute one of the dominant costimulatory pathways that regulate T- and B-cell responses. Although both CTLA-4 and CD28 can bind to the same ligands, CTLA-4 binds to B7-1 and B7-2 with a 20-100 fold higher affinity than CD28 and is involved in the down‑regulation of the immune response. B7-1 is expressed on activated B cells, activated T cells, and macrophages. B7-2 is constitutively expressed on interdigitating dendritic cells, Langerhans cells, peripheral blood dendritic cells, memory B cells, and germinal center B cells. Additionally, B7-2 is expressed at low levels on monocytes and can be up-regulated through Interferon gamma. B7-1 and B7-2 are both members of the immunoglobulin superfamily. Mouse B7-2 is a 309 amino acid (aa) protein containing a putative 23 aa signal peptide, a 221 aa extracellular domain, a 21 aa transmembrane domain, and a 44 aa cytoplasmic domain. Mouse B7-2 and B7-1 share 28% amino acid identity. Mouse and human B7-2 share 50% amino acid identity. However, it has been observed that both human and mouse B7‑1 and B7-2 can bind to either human or mouse CD28 and CTLA-4, suggesting that there are conserved amino acids which form the B7-1/B7-2/CD28/CTLA-4 critical binding sites.

  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    942 (Human); 12524 (Mouse); 56822 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    Activation B7-2 antigen; B70; B7-2 antigen; B72; B7-2; B-lymphocyte activation antigen B7-2; BU63; CD28 antigen ligand 2; CD28LG2B7-2 antigen); CD86 antigen; CD86 molecule; CD86; CTLA-4 counter-receptor B7.2; FUN-1; LAB72; MGC34413; T-lymphocyte activation antigen CD86
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Rat IgG2A PE-conjugated Antibody

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Flow Cytometry Staining Buffer (1X)

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

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Flow Cytometry Human Lyse Buffer (10X)

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