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MICA Antibody (FITC), Mouse MAb

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MICAAntibody Product Information
Immunogen:Recombinant Human MICA protein (Catalog#12302-H08H)
Clone ID:04
Ig Type:Mouse IgG1
Concentration:10 μl/Test, 0.1 mg/ml
Formulation:Aqueous solution containing 0.5% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide
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 MICA (rh MICA; Catalog#12302-H08H; AAH16929.1; Met 1-Gln 308) and conjugated with FITC under optimum conditions, the unreacted FITC was removed.
MICAAntibody Usage Guide
Specificity:Human MICA
Has cross-reactivity in ELISA with
Human MICB
Storage:This antibody is stable for 12 months from date of receipt when stored at 2℃-8℃. Protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze !
Sodium azide is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Flush with large volumes of water during disposal.
MICA Antibody (FITC), Mouse MAb, Flow cytometric
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Profile of anti-MICA reactivity on HeLa cells analyzed by flow cytometry.

MHC class I chain-related molecules A (MICA) is one of the genes in the HLA class I region, which belongs to MHC class I family. It is the member of the non-classical class I family that displays the greatest degree of polymorphism. The MICA protein product is expressed on the cell surface, although unlike canonical class I molecules does not seem to associate with beta-2-microglobulin. It is thought that MICA functions as a stress-induced antigen that is broadly recognized by NK cells, NKT cells, and most of the subtypes of T cells. The Natural killer group 2D (NKG2D), a C-type lectin-like activating immunoreceptor, is a receptor of MICA, which was detected on most gammadelta T cells, CD8+ alphabeta T cells, and natural killer (NK) cells. Effector cells from all these subsets could be stimulated by ligation of NKG2D. Engagement of NKG2D activated cytolytic responses of gammadelta T cells and NK cells against transfectants and epithelial tumor cells expressing MICA. The MICA system is a novel, avidin-free immunohistochemical detection system that provides a significant increase in sensitivity compared to traditional immunodetection systems.

  • Choy MK, et al. (2010) MICA polymorphism: biology and importance in immunity and disease. Trends Mol Med. 16(3): 97-106.
  • Li J, et al. (2005) Distinct pattern of human Vdelta1 gammadelta T cells recognizing MICA. Cell Mol Immunol. 2(4): 253-8.
  • Mangham DC, et al. (2000) MICA-a highly sensitive and avidin-free immunohistochemical detection system. Adv Anat Pathol. 7(6): 360-4.
  • Bauer S, et al. (1999) Activation of NK cells and T cells by NKG2D, a receptor for stress-inducible MICA. Science. 285(5428): 727-9.
  • Groh V, et al. (1998) Recognition of stress-induced MHC molecules by intestinal epithelial gammadelta T cells. Science. 279: 1737-40.
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