Specificityab15686 recognizes murine Ly6C, a 14kD differentiation antigen, which is expressed on macrophage/dendritic cell precursors in midstage development (late CFUM, monoblasts and immature monocytes), granulocytes, and on a wide range of endothelial cells and subpopulations of B and T lymphocytes.
It is ideally suited for the detection of monocytes in bone marrow samples by FACS. It also identifies activated macrophages in inflammatory tissues where the simultaneous use of the murine pan-macrophage marker is recommended.
Tissue, cells or virus corresponding to Mouse Ly6c. Also; SwissProt ID P0CW03. Database link: P0CW02
EpitopeSpleen cells from immunised rats were fused with cells of the Y3Ag1.2.3
myeloma cell line.
ab15686 is useful for the detection of macrophage precursor cells in the mid-stage development stage (late CFU-M, monoblasts and monocytes). It is highly suitable for the detection of monocytes in bone marrow samples by FACS.
Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Purification notesPurified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography on Protein G from tissue culture supernatant
Primary antibody notesab15686 is useful for the detection of macrophage precursor cells in the mid-stage development stage (late CFU-M, monoblasts and monocytes). It is highly suitable for the detection of monocytes in bone marrow samples by FACS.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at an assay dependent concentration.
1/10 - 1/20. ab18446-Rat monoclonal IgG2a, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
RelevanceLy6C is a monocyte/macrophage and endothelial cell differentiation antigen regulated by interferon gamma, and may play a role in the development and maturation of lymphocytes. It is a member of the Ly6 multigene family of type V glycophosphatidylinositol anchored cell surface proteins. It is expressed on bone marrow cells, monocytes/macrophages, neutrophils, endothelial cells, and T cell subsets. Mice with the Ly6.2 allotype (e.g., AKR, C57BL, C57BR, C57L, DBA/2, PL, SJL, SWR, 129) have subsets of CD4+Ly6C+ and CD8+Ly6C+ cells, while Ly6.1 strains (e.g., A, BALB/c, CBA, C3H/He, DBA/1, NZB) have only CD8+Ly6C+ lymphocytes.