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Rat Anti-Mouse CD117-CY5 (2B8)

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CY5 Anti-Mouse CD117 antibody for use in flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry / immunocytochemistry assays.
Size Price (USD) Quantity
0.1 mg $275.00
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Clone 2B8
Isotype Rat (Wistar) IgG2bκ
Isotype Control Rat IgG2b-CY5 (KLH/G2b-1-2)
Specificity Mouse CD117
Alternative Names c-Kit, mast cell growth factor, stem cell factor, steel factor, SCF
Description The CD117 (c-Kit) antigen is the cell-surface receptor for stem cell factor (SCF). Together these molecules constitute a ligand/receptor pair which functions to maintain normal hematopoiesis in the adult. Signaling through SCF/c-Kit has an important role in stimulating myeloid and erythroid production of primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells. A variety of cytokines act synergistically with SCF to stimulate proliferation and differentiation of bone marrow progenitor cells. For example, SCF plus IL-7 can stimulate the combined myeloid and B cell differentiation of uncommitted hematopoietic progenitor cells. SCF/c-Kit also participates in erythropoiesis in both the bone marrow and spleen. Loss-of-function mutations for SCF/c-Kit lead to a variety of pleiotropic developmental defects while gain-of-function mutations can lead to constitutive activation of the kit receptor and links to cancer. Examples of the former are mast cell deficiency and severe macrocytic anemia while the latter mutation has been identified in mastocytomas.
Immunogen Mouse IL-3-dependent bone marrow mast cells
Conjugate CY5 (Cyanine 5)
Buffer Formulation Phosphate buffered saline containing < 0.1% sodium azide
Clonality Monoclonal
Concentration 0.1 mg/mL
Volume 1.0 mL
Recommended Storage 2-8°C; Avoid exposure to light
Trademark Information Cy® is a registered trademark of Global Life Sciences Solutions Germany GmbH
Applications Flow Cytometry – Quality tested 1,4-8
Immunohistochemistry-Frozen Sections – Reported in literature 2
Immunocytochemistry – Reported in literature 3
Immunoprecipitation – Reported in literature 1

RRID Number AB_2795430
Gene ID 16590 (Mouse)
Gene ID Symbol Kit (Mouse)
Gene ID Aliases Bs; CD117; Fdc; Gsfsco1; Gsfsco5; Gsfsow3; SCO1; SCO5; SOW3; Ssm; Tr-kit; W; c-KIT
UniProt ID P05532 (Mouse
UniProt Name KIT_MOUSE (Mouse)

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  1. 1. Ikuta K, Weissman IL. Evidence that hematopoietic stem cells express mouse c-kit but do not depend on steel factor for their generation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1992;89:1502-6. (Immunogen, FC, IP)
  2. 2. Podd BS, Thoits J, Whitley N, Cheng H, Kudla KL, Taniguchi H, et al. T cells in cryptopatch aggregates share TCR γ variable region junctional sequences with γδ T cells in the small intestinal epithelium of mice. J Immunol. 2006;176:6532-42. (IHC-FS)
  3. 3. Åbrink M, Grujic M, Pejler G. Serglycin is essential for maturation of mast cell secretory granule. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:40897-905. (ICC)
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  7. 7. Filip S, Mokŕy J, Vávrová J, Čížková D, Šinkorová Z, Mičuda S, et al. Splenectomy influences homing of transplanted stem cells in bone marrow-ablated mice. Stem Cells Dev. 2012;21:702-9. (FC)
  8. 8. Ikami K, Tokue M, Sugimoto R, Noda C, Kobayashi S, Hara K, et al. Hierarchical differentiation competence in response to retinoic acid ensures stem cell maintenance during mouse spermatogenesis. Development. 2015;142:1582-92. (FC)
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