Mer (MerTK) Rat anti-Mouse, PE, Clone: DS5MMER, eBioscience™
Rat Monoclonal Antibody
Brand: Affymetrix eBioscience 12-5751-82
Code : NEW
Additional Details : Weight : 0.09500kg
DescriptionThis DS5MMER monoclonal antibody recognizes mouse MerTK, a 170-210kDa member of the TAM family of tyrosine kinase receptors that also includes Axl and Tyro3. MerTK is expressed on tissue macrophages and is involved in the removal of apoptotic cells. This process relies on two soluble ligands of MerTK, Protein S and Gas6 that bind to phosphatidylserine found on the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane of cells undergoing apoptosis. Upon binding these ligands, MerTK undergoes autophosphorylation at multiple tyrosine residues that activate the PI3K and Akt pathways. This results in the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and also results in the direct inhibition of TLR-induced production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In addition MerTK may function as a putative entry receptor for filoviruses. Deficiency of MerTK causes general autoimmunity, inflammation and accumulation of apoptotic bodies. MerTK is constitutively released from the cell surface by metalloproteinases and thus is present in the serum and culture medium. This process can be enhanced by stimulation with LPS. MerTK can be used to help discriminate macrophages from dendritic cells. MerTK is often expressed on malignant cells and may be implicated in immune evasion.
The DS5MMER antibody will work on paraformaldehyde-fixed cells.
|Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Light-sensitive material.|
|aqueous buffer, 0.09% sodium azide, may contain carrier protein/stabilizer|