Confocal immunofluorescent analysis of mouse spleen using Ly-6G/Ly-6C (Gr-1) (RB6-8C5) Rat mAb (green) and CD11c (D1V9Y) Rabbit mAb #97585 (red). Samples were mounted in ProLong® Gold Antifade Reagent with DAPI #8961 (blue).
|Immunofluorescence (Frozen)||1:50 - 1:200|
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.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Recommended Fluorochrome-conjugated Anti-Rat secondary antibodies:
Cover sections with 4% formaldehyde dilute in 1X PBS.
NOTE: Formaldehyde is toxic, use only in fume hood.
NOTE: All subsequent incubations should be carried out at room temperature unless otherwise noted in a humid light-tight box or covered dish/plate to prevent drying and fluorochrome fading.
posted November 2006
revised July 2016
Protocol Id: 152
Ly-6G/Ly-6C (Gr-1) (RB6-8C5) Rat mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total Ly-6G and Ly-6C proteins. This antibody detects an epitope within the extracellular domain.
This monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant via affinity chromatography.
The Ly-6 complex is a series of genes found on chromosome 15. These genes code for a number of different proteins that can be used as surface markers. The family members vary in their biologic expression and have been shown to be involved in cell signaling and cell adhesion (1). The structure of these proteins includes a motif known as the LU domain that has three loops comprised of disulfide bonds. These bonds are formed by 8 to 10 cysteines that can cause differences in the length of the loops as well as the sequences at each tip (2,4). There are 11 known Ly-6 genes on murine chromosome 15 that code for different proteins. These family members, excluding secreted Ly6/Plaur domain containing 1 coded by the Slurp1 gene, are attached to the cell surface by a GPI anchor near the C terminus. The structure of these proteins may play a role in transmembrane interactions, and downstream signaling cascades (1,2).
Ly-6 proteins have been widely used as differentiation markers on hematopoietic cells. The ability to isolate and express specific Ly-6 antibodies through hybridoma technology has allowed researchers to identify unique proteins (1). These proteins are expressed on subsets of immune cells at different stages of development, such as T cells, B cells, monocytes, granulocytes, and macrophages (1-5).
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