Recombinant Mouse B2M / Beta-2-microglobulin protein (Catalog#50957-M08H)
Produced in rabbits immunized with purified, recombinant Mouse B2M / Beta-2-microglobulin (rM B2M / Beta-2-microglobulin; Catalog#50957-M08H; P01887; Met1-Met119). B2M / Beta-2-microglobulin specific IgG was purified by Mouse B2M / Beta-2-microglobulin affinity chromatography.
Polyclonal Rabbit IgG
Protein A & Antigen Affinity
0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS
This antibody is shipped as liquid solution at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
This antibody can be stored at 2℃-8℃ for one month without detectable loss of activity. Antibody products are stable for twelve months from date of receipt when stored at -20℃ to -80℃. Preservative-Free. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
B2M, also known as β2-Microglobulin or CDABP0092, is a component of MHC class I molecules found expression in all nucleated cells (excludes red blood cells). The major function of MHC class I moleculesis is to display fragments of proteins from within the cell to T-cells and cells containing foreign proteins will be attacked. B2M (β2-Microglobulin) is a low molecular weight protein. It was demonstrated that B2M (β2-Microglobulin) was localized in the membranes of nucleated cells and was found to be associated with HL-A antigens. B2M (β2- Microglobulin) is present in free form in various body fluids and as a subunit of histocompatibility antigens on cell surfaces lateral to the α3 chain. Unlike α3, β2 has no transmembrane region. Directly above β2 lies the α1 chain, which itself is lateral to the α2. In the absence of B2M (β2 microglobulin), very limited amounts of MHC class I (classical and non-classical) molecules can be detected on the surface. In the absence of MHC class I, CD8 T cells, a subset of T cells involved in the development of acquired immunity cannot develop. Low levels of B2M (β2 microglobulin) can indicate non-progression of HIV.
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