• Product nameAnti-CD8 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to CD8
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Orangutan
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 1 - 100 of Human CD8.

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following lysates: Human Thymus Lysate; Human Spleen Tissue; Human Tonsil Tissue; THP1 Whole Cell.


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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use a concentration of 1 mg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 30 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 25 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • FunctionIdentifies cytotoxic/suppressor T-cells that interact with MHC class I bearing targets. CD8 is thought to play a role in the process of T-cell mediated killing. CD8 alpha chains binds to class I MHC molecules alpha-3 domains.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in CD8A are a cause of familial CD8 deficiency (CD8 deficiency) [MIM:608957]. Familial CD8 deficiency is a novel autosomal recessive immunologic defect characterized by absence of CD8+ cells, leading to recurrent bacterial infections.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 1 Ig-like V-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
  • Post-translational
    All of the five most C-terminal cysteines form inter-chain disulfide bonds in dimers and higher multimers, while the four N-terminal cysteines do not.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted and Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • FormCD8 beta tissue specificity: Isoform 1, isoform 3, isoform 5, isoform 6, isoform 7 and isoform 8 are expressed in both thymus and peripheral CD8+ T-cells. Expression of isoform 1 is higher in thymus CD8+ T-cells than in peripheral CD8+ T-cells. Expression of isoform 6 is higher in peripheral CD8+ T-cells than in thymus CD8+ T-cells. CD8 beta PTM: Phosphorylated as a consequence of T-cell activation.
  • Alternative names
    • CD8 antibody
    • CD8 antigen, alpha polypeptide (p32) antibody
    • CD8a antibody
    • CD8a antigen antibody
    • CD8a molecule antibody
    • CD8A_HUMAN antibody
    • Leu2 antibody
    • Leu2 T lymphocyte antigen antibody
    • MAL antibody
    • OKT8 T cell antigen antibody
    • p32 antibody
    • T cell antigen Leu2 antibody
    • T cell co receptor antibody
    • T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 alpha chain antibody
    • T-lymphocyte differentiation antigen T8/Leu-2 antibody
    • T8 T cell antigen antibody
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Anti-CD8 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-CD8 antibody (ab85792) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Human thymus tissue lysate - total protein (ab30146)
    Lane 2 : Human spleen tissue lysate - total protein (ab29699)
    Lane 3 : Human tonsil normal tissue lysate - total protein (ab29615)
    Lane 4 : THP1 (Human acute monocytic leukemia cell line) Whole Cell Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Goat polyclonal Secondary Antibody to Rabbit IgG - H&L (HRP), pre-adsorbed at 1/5000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 25 kDa
    Observed band size : 30 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    Exposure time : 4 minutes
  • IHC image of CD8 staining in human tonsil formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab85792, 5µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

References for Anti-CD8 antibody (ab85792)

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