Human CD11a (alpha L integrin) complexes with CD18 (beta2 integrin) to form the LFA-1 heterodimer adhesion molecule which binds to three ICAM's 1, 2, and 3, also designated CD54, CD102, and CD50 respectively. LFA-1 is expressed on lymphocytes, monocytes and neutrophils and plays a role in cell-cell adhesion.
Functional Application: Antibody blocks binding of ICAM-1 and ICAM-3 to LFA-1 at 5-10ug/ml (7).
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. For long-term storage, store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.