Flow cytometric analysis of live human peripheral blood mononuclear cells using CD8α (RPA-T8) Mouse mAb (redFluor™ 710 Conjugate) (solid line) compared to concentration-matched Mouse (MOPC-21) mAb IgG1 Isotype Control (redFluor™ 710 Conjugate) #35935 (dashed line).Learn more about how we get our images.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
posted June 2017
Protocol Id: 1504
Supplied in 10 mM NaH2PO4, 150 mM NaCl, 0.09% NaN3, 0.1% gelatin, pH7.2. This product is stable for 6 months when stored at 4ºC. Do not aliquot the antibody. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
CD8α (RPA-T8) Mouse mAb (redFluor™ 710 Conjugate) recognizes endogenous levels of total CD8α protein. This antibody detects an epitope within the extracellular domain.
This monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant via affinity chromatography. The purified antibody was conjugated under optimal conditions, with unreacted dye removed from the preparation.
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to redFluor™ 710 and tested in-house for direct flow cytometric analysis in human cells.
Cluster of Differentiation 8 (CD8) is a disulphide-linked heterodimer consisting of the unrelated α and β subunits. Each subunit is a glycoprotein composed of a single extracellular Ig-like domain, a polypeptide linker, a transmembrane part and a short cytoplasmic tail. On T cells, CD8 is the coreceptor for the T cell receptor (TCR), and these two distinct structures recognize the Antigen–Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). Specifically, the Ig-like domain of CD8α interacts with the α3-domain of the MHC class I molecule. CD8 ensures specificity of the TCR–antigen interaction, prolongs the contact between the T cell and the antigen presenting cell, and the α chain recruits the tyrosine kinase Lck, which is essential for T cell activation (1).
The RPA-T8 antibody is widely used as a phenotypic marker for CD8 on cytotoxic T cells and thymocytes (2,3), as well as on certain cell types that do not express the TCR, including some NK cells (4).
Cell Signaling Technology is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. redFluor is a registered trademark of Tonbo Biosciences.
Explore pathways related to this product.