AM33034PU-N MHC Class I Heavy Chain (Restricted expression) antibody

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0.1 mg / €340.00
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Mouse anti Human MHC Class I HCA2


Product Description for MHC Class I

Mouse anti Human MHC Class I HCA2.
Properties: Heavy Chain (Restricted expression)
Presentation: Purified
Product is tested for Paraffin Sections, Immunoprecipitation, Western blot / Immunoblot, Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence, Enzyme Immunoassay, Frozen Sections, Flow Cytometry.

Properties for MHC Class I

Product Category Primary Antibodies
Quantity 0.1 mg
Synonyms HLA Class 1, MHC Class 1, Major Histocompatibility complex class I
Presentation Purified
Reactivity Hu
Applications C, E, F, ICC/IF, IP, P, WB
Clonality Monoclonal
Clone HCA2
Host Mouse
Isotype IgG1
Shipping to Worldwide
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Manufacturer Acris Antibodies GmbH
Material safety datasheet MSDS for Monoclonal Antibodies (de)

Datasheet Extract

Derived by fusion of SP2/0-Ag14 mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from BALB/c mice immunized with HLA-B7 and -B40 heavy chains.
Property Heavy Chain, Restricted expression
Isotype control AM03095PU-N, SM10P (for use in human samples)
Application ELISA. 
Western Blot.
Flow Cytometry. 
Immunohistochemistry on Frozen Sections. 
Immunohistochemistry on Paraffin Sections
(See References for Conditions).
Recommended Dilutions: 1/100–1/200 for Flow Cytometry, and for Immunohistochemistry with avidin-biotinylated horseradish peroxidase complex (ABC) as detection reagent, and 1/100–1/1000 for Immunoblotting applications.
Background The HLA class I gene family is composed of a group of genes whose products encode cell surface glycoproteins of MW 40–45 kDa, associated non-covalently with the beta-2-microglobulin light chain. They include the three polymorphic molecules HLA-A, -B, and -C, which are ubiquitously expressed and which are able to present intracellular peptides to cytotoxic T cells. Three additional class I genes are known, commonly referred to as non-classical or class Ib genes, all highly homologous to the other class I genes and all of which associate with beta-2-microglobulin light chain. In humans, each of the class Ib genes appears to exhibit a distinct pattern of expression in developing and adult tissues. HLA-E transcripts are distributed widely in adult tissues and have also been found in the placenta and fetal liver. In the adult, the presence of HLA-F has been shown in skin, resting T cells, and B cells, whereas its expression during development has been reported in fetal liver and at low levels in placenta and extra-placental tissues. HLA-G was originally thought to be expressed only in certain populations of placental trophoblasts, but low levels have also been found in a variety of human tissues. Recently it was shown that HLA class I expression in breast cancer cells can have a predictive value for chemotherapy response.
Concentration 1.0 mg/ml
General Readings
  1. Stam NJ, Vroom TM, Peters PJ, Pastoors EB, Ploegh HL. HLA-A- and HLA-B-specific monoclonal antibodies reactive with free heavy chains in western blots, in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections and in cryo-immuno-electron microscopy. Int Immunol. 1990;2(2):113-25. PubMed PMID: 2088481.
  2. de Kruijf EM, van Nes JG, Sajet A, Tummers QR, Putter H, Osanto S, et al. The predictive value of HLA class I tumor cell expression and presence of intratumoral Tregs for chemotherapy in patients with early breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 15;16(4):1272-80. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-09-1844. Epub 2010 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 20145162.
  3. Hutter H, Hammer A, Blaschitz A, Hartmann M, Ebbesen P, Dohr G, et al. Expression of HLA class I molecules in human first trimester and term placenta trophoblast. Cell Tissue Res. 1996 Dec;286(3):439-47. PubMed PMID: 8929346.
  4. Seitz C, Uchanska-Ziegler B, Zank A, Ziegler A. The monoclonal antibody HCA2 recognises a broadly shared epitope on selected classical as well as several non-classical HLA class I molecules. Mol Immunol. 1998 Sep;35(13):819-27. PubMed PMID: 9839550.
Storage Store undiluted at 2-8°C for one month or (in aliquots) at -20°C for longer.
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Shelf life: one year from despatch.
Buffer System:
0.09% Sodium Azide
Liquid purified IgG fraction
Species Reactivity
Species reactivity (tested):
This Monoclonal antibody HCA2 recognize HLA class I heavy chains. The reactivity spectrum of HCA2 is composed of all HLA-A chains (except HLA-A24), as well as some HLA-B, HLA-C, HLA-E, HLA-F, and HLA-G chains. 
The antibody HCA2 reacts preferentially with HLA-A locus heavy chains. HCA2 was raised against free class I heavy chains of HLA, to obtain antibodies that would still react with denatured class I antigens, as they occur in Western blotting, conventional light microscopical analysis of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Sections, and Cryo-Immuno-Electron Microscopy.
HCA2 indeed retains strong reactivity with free class I heavy chains in Western blots. HCA2 in particular reacts in a locus-specific manner by biochemical criteria.
HCA2 also produces strong reactivity in Immuno-Electron Microscopy. Its use allows the determination of tissue and subcellular distribution of class I antigens.

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