Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using Integrin β2 (D4N5Z) Rabbit mAb (upper) or α-Actinin (D6F6) XP® Rabbit mAb #6487 (lower).
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 263
Integrin β2 (D4N5Z) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total Integrin β2 protein.
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Leu49 of human Integrin β2 protein.
Integrins are transmembrane glycoproteins that form heterodimers consisting of one α and one β subunit. Integrin dimers act as receptors for extracellular matrix proteins and cell-surface ligands. Integrin signaling to (inside-out) and from (outside-in) extracellular molecules regulates multiple cellular processes, such as development, wound healing, immune response, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis (1,2). Integrin β2 (CD18) is the β subunit of the leukocyte-specific integrin family. Leukocyte integrins include Integrin β2 (CD18)/αL (CD11a) (LFA-1, lymphocyte function associated antigen 1), Integrin β2 (CD18)/αM (CD11b) (Mac-1), Integrin β2(CD18)/αX (CD11c), and Integrin β2 (CD18)/αD (CD11d). These integrins bind to immunoglobulin superfamily members, such as ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 on endothelial cells, to mediate firm adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes (3). Integrin β2 (CD18) deficiency results in LAD (leukocyte adhesion deficiency), a disease characterized by impairment of leukocyte recruitment resulting in inability to fight infection (4).
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