|Source/Isotype||Rat IgG2a kappa|
For optimal flow cytometry results, we recommend 0.5 μg of antibody per test.
|Flow Cytometry (Live)||1:40|
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
NOTE: When including fluorescent cellular dyes in your experiment (including viability dyes, DNA dyes, etc.), please refer to the dye product page for the recommended protocol. Visit www.cellsignal.com for a full listing of cellular dyes validated for use in flow cytometry.
NOTE: Count cells using a hemocytometer or alternative method.
NOTE: If using whole blood, lyse red blood cells and wash by centrifugation prior to immunostaining.
NOTE: Human Fc receptors cross-react with rabbit IgG. When cells of interest express high levels of Fc receptor protein (for example, macrophage/monocyte lineages), pre-incubate live cells with human Fc block prior to immunostaining with rabbit antibodies.
NOTE: Optimal centrifugation conditions will vary depending upon cell type and reagent volume. Generally, 150-300g for 1-5 minutes will be sufficient to pellet the cells.
posted June 2017
revised January 2022
Protocol Id: 1504
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.
The IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) is comprised of two protein subunits, CD127/IL-7Rα (IL-7Ralpha) and the common gamma chain (CD132), which is the major signaling component for several cytokines including IL-2, IL-4, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21 (1). CD127/IL-7Rα is a transmembrane protein belonging to the cytokine receptor homology class 1 (CRH1) and is expressed by a wide variety of cells including immature B cells, thymic natural killer cells, bone marrow stromal cells, and T cells (5-6). On its own, CD127/IL-7Rα functions as a receptor for two cytokine receptor complex signaling cascades: IL-7 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) (2). IL-7 signaling contributes to T cell development and homeostasis whereas TSLP receptor signaling contributes to dendritic cell activation and B cell development. IL-7 signaling is an essential component in regulating the homeostasis of naive and memory T cells as differential expression of CD127/IL-7Rα is observed on naive and activated T cells, which occurs following TCR activation. Specifically, CD127/IL-7Rα expression is downregulated on activated T cells and the subsequent re-expression of CD127/IL-7Rα on these cells is indicative of cells that will differentiate into memory T cells (3-4).
The A7R34 antibody is widely used to identify CD127/IL-7Rα expression on both B and T cells (6).
UniProt ID: P16872
Entrez-Gene Id: 16197
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