Rat CD44 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Rat
  • Specificity
    Detects rat CD44 in direct ELISAs. In direct ELISAs, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human, mouse, or porcine CD44 is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG2B Clone # 740017
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant rat CD44
    Gln22-Thr223 (predicted)
    Accession # P26051
  • 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
  • Flow Cytometry
    2.5 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.
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 CD44 in Rat Splenocytes by Flow Cytometry.

Rat CD4+ splenocytes were stained with Mouse Anti-Rat CD44 Monocloncal Antibody (Catalog # MAB6577, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB0041, open histogram), followed by Phycoerythrin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0102B).

Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.5 mg/mL.
  • 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: CD44

CD44 is a ubiquitously expressed protein that is the major receptor for hyaluronan and exerts control over cell growth and migration (1-5). Mouse CD44 has a 22 amino acid (aa) signal sequence, an extracellular domain (ECD) with a 100 aa hyaluronan-binding disulfide-stabilized link region and a 48-463 aa stem region, a 21 aa transmembrane domain, and a 72 aa cytoplasmic domain. Within the stem, ten variably spliced exons (v1-10, exons 6-15) produce multiple protein isoforms (1‑5). The standard or hematopoietic form, CD44H, does not include the variable segments (1‑5). Cancer aggressiveness and T cell activation have been correlated with expression of specific isoforms (2, 4). With variable N- and O-glycosylation and splicing within the stalk, CD44 can range from 80 to 200 kDa (1, 2). Within the N‑terminal invariant portion of the ECD (aa 23-222), mouse CD44 shares 92%, 77%, 77%, 79% and 71% identity with corresponding rat, human, equine, canine and bovine CD44, respectively. The many reported functions of CD44 fall within three categories (1, 2). First, CD44 binds hyaluronan and other ligands within the extracellular matrix and can function as a “platform” for growth factors and metalloproteinases. Second, CD44 is a co-receptor that modifies activity of receptors including MET and the ErbB family of tyrosine kinases. Third, the CD44 intracellular domain links the plasma membrane to the actin cytoskeleton via the ERM proteins, ezrin, radixin and moesin. CD44 can be synthesized in a soluble form (4) or may be cleaved at multiple sites by either membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases, or ADAM proteases to produce soluble ectodomains (6, 7). The cellular portion may then undergo gamma secretase-dependent intramembrane cleavage to form an A beta ‑like transmembrane portion and a cytoplasmic signaling portion that affects gene expression (8, 9). These cleavage events are thought to promote metastasis by enhancing tumor cell motility and growth (1, 2, 6).

  • References:
    1. Pure, E. and R.K. Assoian (2009) Cell. Signal. 21:651.
    2. Ponta, H. et al. (2003) Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 4:33.
    3. Screaton, G.R. et al. (1992) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89:12160.
    4. Lynch, K.W. (2004) Nat. Rev. Immunol. 4:931.
    5. Yu, Q. and B.P. Toole (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:20603.
    6. Nagano, O. and H. Saya (2004) Cancer Sci. 95:930.
    7. Nakamura, H. et al. (2004) Cancer Res. 64:876.
    8. Murakami, D. et al. (2003) Oncogene 22:1511.
    9. Lammich, S. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:44754.
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    960 (Human); 12505 (Mouse); 25406 (Rat); 100126860 (Porcine)
  • Alternate Names:
    CD44 antigen; CD44 molecule (Indian blood group); CD44; CD44R; CDw44; cell surface glycoprotein CD44; chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 8; CSPG8; ECMR-III; epican; Extracellular matrix receptor III; GP90 lymphocyte homing/adhesion receptor; HCAM; HCELL; hematopoietic cell E- and L-selectin ligand; Heparan sulfate proteoglycan; Hermes antigen; homing function and Indian blood group system; HUTCH-I; Hyaluronate receptor; IN; LHR; MC56; MDU2; MDU2CD44 antigen (homing function and Indian blood group system); MDU3; MDU3CDW44; MIC4; MIC4MGC10468; MUTCH-I; Pgp1; PGP-1; PGP-I; Phagocytic glycoprotein 1; Phagocytic glycoprotein I
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