|Product Description||PE-conjugated Mouse Monoclonal antibody [MEM-147] to HLA-Class I|
|Background||HLA-class I major histocompatibility (MHC) antigens are intrinsic membrane glycoproteins expressed on nucleated cells and noncovalently associated with an invariant beta2 microglobulin. They carry foreign determinants important for immune recognition by cytotoxic T cells, thus important for anti-viral and anti-tumour defence. Human HLA-class I antigens are represented by HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C molecules. Entrez Gene (HLA-A): 6p21.3Entrez Gene (HLA-B): 6p21.3Entrez Gene (HLA-C): 6p21.3 |
|Specificity||The antibody MEM-147 reacts with all human classical MHC Class I molecules in native cell-surface forms (e.g. it recognizes native HLA-A2 in cytofluorometry and immunoprecipitation but not in Western blotting). MHC Class I molecules (MHC Class Ia) are expressed on the surface of all human nucleated cell types. |
The antibody MEM-147 is positive in Western blotting (non-reducing conditions) only with most HLA-B and HLA-C molecules, but not HLA-A. Reactivity is very similar to the classical antibody W6/32.
|Immunogen||PHA-activated peripheral blood lymphocytes|