Mouse Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse Integrin alpha 2/CD49b in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, approximately
    10% cross‑reactivity with recombinant human Integrin alpha M is observed and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) Integrin  alpha 5 and rmIntegrin alpha E is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant mouse Integrin alpha 2/CD49b
    Tyr27-Thr1129
    Accession # Q62469
  • 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
    0.1 µg/mL
    Recombinant Mouse Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b
  • Flow Cytometry
    0.25 µg/106 cells
    See below
  • CyTOF-ready
    Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.
  • Immunocytochemistry
    5-15 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 Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b in Mouse Splenocytes by Flow Cytometry. Mouse splenocytes were stained with Mouse Anti-Mouse CD161/NK1.1 PE‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB8319P) and either (A) Sheep Anti-Mouse Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1740) or (B) Normal Sheep IgG Control (Catalog # 5-001-A) followed by Allophycocyanin-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0127).
Immunocytochemistry
Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b in Mouse Splenocytes. Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b was detected in immersion fixed mouse splenocytes using Sheep Anti-Mouse Integrin  alpha 2/CD49b Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1740) at 15 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL010) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cell surfaces. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.2 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: Integrin alpha 2/CD49b
The Integrin family proteins are heterodimeric transmembrane receptors comprised of an alpha and a beta subunit. The Integrin alpha 2 subunit is expressed in monocytes, platelets, B, T and NK cells. It forms a non-covalent heterodimer with the Integrin beta 1 subunit. Integrin alpha 2/ beta 1 binds collagen and laminin and activates intracellular signaling pathways.
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3673 (Human); 16398 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    alpha-2 subunit; CD49b antigen; CD49b; Integrin alpha 2; integrin, alpha 2 (CD49B, alpha 2 subunit of VLA-2 receptor); ITGA2; VLA 2; VLA-2 alpha
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