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CD16a / FCGR3A Antibody, Mouse MAb

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    Human CD16a Antibody Product Information
    Immunogen:
    Clone ID:5C5B2F4
    Ig Type:Mouse IgG1
    Concentration:
    Endotoxin:
    Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
    Preparation:This antibody was produced from a hybridoma resulting from the fusion of a mouse myeloma with B cells obtained from a mouse immunized with purified, recombinant Human CD16a (rhCD16a; Catalog#10389-H08H; NP_001121068.1; Met 1-Gln 208). The IgG fraction of the cell culture supernatant was purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
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    CD16a/Fc gamma RIIIa Background

    The Fc receptor with low affinity for IgG (FCGR3, or CD16) is encoded by 2 nearly identical genes, FCGR3A and FCGR3B, resulting in tissue-specific expression of alternative membrane-anchored isoforms. FCGR3A, it is also known as CD16a, encodes a transmembrane protein expressed on activated monocytes/macrophages, natural killer (NK) cells, and a subset of T cells.

    CD16a / FCGR3A is a receptor expressed on NK cells that facilitates antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) by binding to the Fc portion of various antibodies. CD16a / FCGR3A also has a broader function. CD16a / FCGR3A is directly involved in the lysis of some virus-infected cells and tumor cells by NK cells, independent of antibody binding. Cross-linking of CD16a / FCGR3A on NK cells resulted in increased intracellular Ca2+ levels and a cascade of biochemical events similar to those activated by the T cell receptor. CD16a / FCGR3A on human NK cells is a lysis receptor that mediates the direct killing of some virus infected and tumor cells, independent of antibody ligation.

    Human CD16a/Fc gamma RIIIa References
    1. David Dornan, et al. Effect of FCGR2A and FCGR3A variants on CLL outcome. Blood. 2010 116: 4212-4222
    2. Edberg JC, et al. (2002) Genetic linkage and association of Fc gamma receptor IIIA (CD16A) on chromosome 1q23 with human systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 46(8): 2132-40.
    3. Li P, et al. (2002) Recombinant CD16A-Ig forms a homodimer and cross-blocks the ligand binding functions of neutrophil and monocyte Fcgamma receptors. Mol Immunol. 38(7): 527-38.
    4. Li P, et al. (2007) Affinity and kinetic analysis of Fcgamma receptor IIIa (CD16a) binding to IgG ligands. J Biol Chem. 282(9): 6210-21.
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