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Mouse Anti-Chicken MHC Class II-AF488 (2G11)

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Alexa Fluor® 488 Anti-Chicken MHC Class II antibody for use in flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry assays.
Size Price (USD) Quantity
0.1 mg $270.00
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Clone 2G11
Isotype Mouse IgG1κ
Isotype Control Mouse IgG1-AF488 (15H6)
Specificity Chicken/Pigeon/Caiman MHC class II β-chain
Alternative Names B-L
Description The chicken major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or B complex, consists of several clusters of highly polymorphic genes. Like their mammalian counterparts, the avian MHC exerts genetic influence over a variety of important biological functions such as immune response, disease resistance, growth and development, aging, and reproduction. Chicken MHC Class II genes, also known as the B-L subregion, of the chicken MHC encode cell surface glycoproteins that are homologous to mammalian Class II antigens. B-L antigens are structurally similar to mammalian Class II molecules in that they are noncovalently bound dimers of one heavy chain and one light chain. MHC Class II is primarily expressed on B cells and antigen presenting cells (APCs).
Conjugate AF488 (Alexa Fluor® 488)
Buffer Formulation Phosphate buffered saline containing < 0.1% sodium azide
Clonality Monoclonal
Concentration 0.5 mg/mL
Volume 0.2 mL
Recommended Storage 2-8°C; Avoid exposure to light
Trademark Information Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. or its subsidiaries
Applications Flow Cytometry – Quality tested 1,4,6-19
Immunohistochemistry-Frozen Sections – Reported in literature 1,4,20
Electron Microscopy – Reported in literature 5
Immunoprecipitation – Reported in literature 1,2
Purification – Reported in literature 3

RRID Number AB_2796516
Gene ID 693256 (Chicken)
101747454 (Chicken)
Gene ID Symbol BLB1 (Chicken)
BLB2 (Chicken)
Gene ID Aliases B-LB; B-LB21; GSP-BLB1; B-L; B-LB2; B-LBII; GSP-BLB2; S19

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  1. 1. Salomonsen J, Dunon D, Skjødt K, Thorpe D, Vainio O, Kaufman J. Chicken major histocompatibility complex-encoded B-G antigens are found on many cell types that are important for the immune system. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1991;88:1359-63. (IP, IHC-FS, FC)
  2. 2. Kaufman J, Skjoedt K, Salomonsen J, Simonsen M, Du Pasquier L, Parisot R, et al. MHC-like molecules in some nonmammalian vertebrates can be detected by some cross-reactive xenoantisera. J Immunol. 1990;144:2258-72. (IP, Caiman Reactivity)
  3. 3. Salomonsen J, Marston D, Avila D, Bumstead N, Johansson B, Juul-Madsen H, et al. The properties of the single chicken MHC classical class II α chain (B-LA) gene indicate an ancient origin for the DR/E-like isotype of class II molecules. Immunogenetics. 2003;55:605-14. (Purification)
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