Mouse BTLA Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse BTLA in ELISA and Western Blot.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Rat IgG2B Clone # 753131
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant mouse BTLA
    Met1-Pro176
    Accession # Q7TSA3
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Western Blot
    2 µg/mL
    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 Mouse BTLA by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of A20 mouse B cell lymphoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 2 µg/mL of Rat Anti-Mouse BTLA Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB7600) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Rat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF005). A specific band was detected for BTLA at approximately 55 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 5.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
  • Stability & Storage
    Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
    • 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.
Background: BTLA

B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA; CD272) is a 70 kDa, Ig-superfamily, type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is structurally similar to the CD28 family of T cell co-stimulatory or coinhibitory molecules (1‑3). Unlike CD28 family members, however, the BTLA extracellular Ig domain is an I-type rather than a V-type domain, and BTLA does not form homodimers (4). BTLA also differs from CD28 family members through the interaction of its Ig domain with the TNF superfamily member HVEM (herpesvirus entry mediator; TNFSF14) rather than with B7 family ligands (5). BTLA is a coinhibitory molecule expressed on T cells, B cells and, depending on the mouse strain, macrophages, dendritic and NK cells (6). Expression is low in naïve T cells and increased during antigen-specific induction of anergy. In B cells, BTLA is highest when cells are mature and naïve (6). BTLA apparently limits T cell numbers, since deletion of BTLA results in overproduction of T cells, especially CD8+ memory T cells that are hyper-responsive to TCR crosslinking (7). The 305 amino acid (aa) BTLA contains a 29 aa signal sequence, a 153 aa extracellular domain (ECD), a 21 aa transmembrane sequence, and a 102 aa cytoplasmic domain. There are two ITIM motifs and three Tyr phosphorylation sites in the cytoplasmic tail that mediate inhibitory signaling (8, 9). The binding of the BTLA to HVEM does not preclude additional binding of a mammalian stimulatory HVEM ligand, either LIGHT or lymphotoxin-alpha to the complex (4). At least three alleles varying by up to ten extracellular amino acids occur in different mouse strains (6). The ECD of C57BL/6 BTLA shows 51%, 77% and 40% aa identity to that of human, rat and canine BTLA, respectively. A splice variant lacking the Ig domain, termed BTLAs, has been reported (3).

  • References:
    1. Murphy, K. M. et al. (2006) Nat. Rev. Immunol. 6:671.
    2. Croft, M. (2005) Trends Immunol. 26:292.
    3. Watanabe, N. et al. (2003) Nat. Immunol. 4:670.
    4. Compaan, D. M. et al. (2005) J. Biol. Chem. 280:39553.
    5. Sedy, J. R. et al. (2005) Nat. Immunol. 6:90.
    6. Hurchla, M. A. et al. (2005) J. Immunol. 174:3377.
    7. Krieg, C. et al. (2007) Nat. Immunol. 8:162.
    8. Gavrieli, M. et al. (2003) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 312:1236.
    9. Chemnitz, J. M. et al. (2006) J. Immunol. 176:6603.
  • Long Name:
    B- And T-Lymphocyte Attenuator
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    151888 (Human); 208154 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    B and T lymphocyte associated; B and T lymphocyte attenuator; B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator; B- and T-lymphocyte-associated protein; BTLA; BTLA1; CD272 antigen; CD272; FLJ16065; MGC129743
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