|Application ||WB, E|
|Calculated MW||51111 Da|
|Other Names||T-cell surface glycoprotein CD4, T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3, CD4, CD4|
|Target/Specificity||This CD4 Monoclonal antibody is generated from mouses immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide selected from human CD4.|
|Format||Mouse monoclonal antibody supplied in crude ascites with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||CD4 Antibody (Ascites) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Accessory protein for MHC class-II antigen/T-cell receptor interaction. May regulate T-cell activation. Induces the aggregation of lipid rafts.|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein Note=Localizes to lipid rafts. Removed from plasma membrane by HIV-1 Nef protein that increases clathrin-dependent endocytosis of this antigen to target it to lysosomal degradation. Cell surface expression is also down-modulated by HIV-1 Envelope polyprotein gp160 that interacts with, and sequesters CD4 in the endoplasmic reticulum|
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This gene encodes a membrane glycoprotein of T lymphocytes that interacts with major histocompatibility complex class II antigenes and is also a receptor for the human immunodeficiency virus. This gene is expressed not only in T lymphocytes, but also in B cells, macrophages, and granulocytes. It is also expressed in specific regions of the brain. The protein functions to initiate or augment the early phase of T-cell activation, and may function as an important mediator of indirect neuronal damage in infectious and immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified in this gene.
Pourgheysari, B., et al. Blood 116(16):2968-2974(2010)
Rudd, C.E., et al. J. Immunol. 185(5):2645-2649(2010)
Ammirati, E., et al. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 30(9):1832-1841(2010)
Schenkel, J.M., et al. J. Immunol. 185(4):2013-2019(2010)
Lee, K.M., et al. Am. J. Hematol. 85(8):560-563(2010)
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