|Calculated MW||23147 Da|
|Other Names||T-cell surface glycoprotein CD3 epsilon chain, T-cell surface antigen T3/Leu-4 epsilon chain, CD3e, CD3E, T3E|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues in cytoplasmic domain of human CD3 epsilon was used as immunogen. The antibody does not cross-react with other subunits of CD3.|
|Format||50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||CD3 epsilon Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Part of the TCR-CD3 complex present on T-lymphocyte cell surface that plays an essential role in adaptive immune response. When antigen presenting cells (APCs) activate T-cell receptor (TCR), TCR-mediated signals are transmitted across the cell membrane by the CD3 chains CD3D, CD3E, CD3G and CD3Z. All CD3 chains contain immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) in their cytoplasmic domain. Upon TCR engagement, these motifs become phosphorylated by Src family protein tyrosine kinases LCK and FYN, resulting in the activation of downstream signaling pathways (PubMed:2470098). In addition of this role of signal transduction in T-cell activation, CD3E plays an essential role in correct T-cell development. Initiates the TCR-CD3 complex assembly by forming the two heterodimers CD3D/CD3E and CD3G/CD3E. Participates also in internalization and cell surface down- regulation of TCR-CD3 complexes via endocytosis sequences present in CD3E cytosolic region (PubMed:10384095, PubMed:26507128).|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
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CD3 (Cluster of Differentiation 3) is a complex of proteins that associates directly with the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) (1). Antigen binding to the TCR leads to IL-2 secretion via activation of a tyrosine phosphorylation pathway and a phospholipase C (PLC) pathway, in turn activating protein kinase C (1,2). CD3 is composed of five invariant polypeptide chains that associate to form three dimers. The five invariant chains of CD3 are labeled gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, and eta. The gamma, epsilon and delta chains each contain a single copy of a conserved immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM). Phosphorylated ITAMs act as docking sites for protein kinases such as ZAP-70 and Syk (3).
1. Weiss, A., et al. Signal transduction by the T cell antigen receptor. Sem. Immunol. 3: 313
2. Siegel, J.N., et al. Multiple signal transduction pathways activated through the T cell receptor for antigen. Semin Immunol. 3: 325
3. Futterer, K., et al. Structural basis for Syk tyrosine kinase ubiquity in signal transduction pathways revealed by the crystal structure of its regulatory SH2 domains bound to a dually phosphorylated ITAM peptide. J Mol Biol. 281: 523
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