Detection of Galectin‑9 in Mouse Thymocytes by Flow Cytometry.
Mouse thymocytes were stained with Rat Anti-Mouse Galectin‑9 Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # IC3535G, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC013G, open histogram). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (Catalog # FC004) and permeabilized with Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (Catalog # FC005). View our protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules.
Preparation and Storage
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Stability & Storage
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12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Mouse Galectin-9 ( beta -Galactoside-binding Lectin 9) is a 36-39 kDa, secreted, S-type lectin. It is 353 amino acids (aa) in length and contains no identifiable signal sequence. There are two distinct carbohydrate-binding regions (aa 81-87 and 285-291) that are joined by a linker region (aa 148-205). At least one alternate splice form exists that shows a 31 aa insertion between aa 147-148. The short form is expressed on fibroblasts, hepatocytes, endothelial cells and astrocytes. The long form is expressed on intestinal epithelium. Galectin-9 binds TIM-3 on Th1 cells, inducing apoptosis. Mouse Galectin-9 is 69% and 85% aa identical to human and rat Galectin-9, respectively.
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