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MICA Antibody, Rabbit PAb, Antigen Affinity Purified

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Human MICA Antibody Product Information
Immunogen:Recombinant Human MICA protein (Catalog#12302-H08H)
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Ig Type:Rabbit IgG
Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
Preparation:Produced in rabbits immunized with purified, recombinant Human MICA (rh MICA; Catalog#12302-H08H; AAH16929.1; Met 1-Gln 308). MICA specific IgG was purified by Human MICA affinity chromatography.
Human MICA Antibody Usage Guide
Specificity:Human MICA
Application:WB, ELISA, IHC-P, IP

WB: 5-10 μg/mL

ELISA: 0.1-0.2 μg/mL

This antibody can be used at 0.1-0.2 μg/mL with the appropriate secondary reagents to detect Human MICA. The detection limit for Human MICA is approximately 0.00245 ng/well.

IHC-P: 0.1-2 μg/mL

IP: 1-4 μg/mg of lysate

Storage: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.
Sodium azide is recommended to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%). It is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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MICA Background

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.

Human MICA References
  • 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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