Mouse BST-2/Tetherin Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody

Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody
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Mouse BST-2/Tetherin Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects mouse BST-2/Tetherin in flow cytometry.
Monoclonal Rat IgG2a Clone # 44E9R
Recombinant extracellular domain of CD317
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Alexa Fluor 488 (Excitation= 488 nm, Emission= 515-545 nm)


Recommended Concentration
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
Mouse bone marrow cells

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.

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: BST-2/Tetherin

BST-2, also known as Tetherin or PDCA1 and designated CD317, is a 30-35 kDa interferon-inducible protein that shows an unusual topology. The N-terminus is cytoplasmic, followed by a transmembrane segment, an extracellular loop, and a C-terminal GPI-linkage. BST-2 is expressed on bone marrow stromal cells and is upregulated in breast cancer and astrocytoma. It binds to ILT7 on plasmacytoid dendritic cells and inhibits proinflammatory TLR7 and TLR9 signaling. BST-2 inhibits the release of Kaposi sarcoma virus, HIV-1, and Lassa virus from infected cells, but this function is counteracted by viral proteins which directly bind and trigger the degradation of BST-2. 

Long Name
Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Antigen 2
Entrez Gene IDs
684 (Human); 69550 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
bone marrow stromal antigen 2; bone marrow stromal cell antigen 2; BST2; BST-2; CD317 antigen; CD317; HM1.24 Antigen; NPC-A-7; PDCA-1; Tetherin

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This product is provided under an agreement between Life Technologies Corporation and R&D Systems, Inc, and the manufacture, use, sale or import of this product is subject to one or more US patents and corresponding non-US equivalents, owned by Life Technologies Corporation and its affiliates. The purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased amount of the product and components of the product only in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). The sale of this product is expressly conditioned on the buyer not using the product or its components (1) in manufacturing; (2) to provide a service, information, or data to an unaffiliated third party for payment; (3) for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; (4) to resell, sell, or otherwise transfer this product or its components to any third party, or for any other commercial purpose. Life Technologies Corporation will not assert a claim against the buyer of the infringement of the above patents based on the manufacture, use or sale of a commercial product developed in research by the buyer in which this product or its components was employed, provided that neither this product nor any of its components was used in the manufacture of such product. For information on purchasing a license to this product for purposes other than research, contact Life Technologies Corporation, Cell Analysis Business Unit, Business Development, 29851 Willow Creek Road, Eugene, OR 97402, Tel: (541) 465-8300. Fax: (541) 335-0354.


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