DARC, also known as Duffy antigen, Fy glycoprotein, and CD234, is a 7TM non-signaling chemokine receptor that is expressed on venular endothelial cells and erythrocytes. DARC binds and mediates the internalization of several inflammatory CC and CXC chemokines. It transports chemokines to the lumenal face of venular endothelium to promote the extravasation of leukocytes to sites of inflammation. DARC polymorphisms are important in blood transfusion compatibility and determine the susceptibility of erythrocytes to Plasmodium vivax infection. Human DARC shares 60% amino acid sequence identity with mouse DARC.
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry. Other applications not tested.
Flow Cytometry: Use 10ul to label 10e6 cells.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C before opening. DO NOT FREEZE! Stable at 4 degrees C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use. Stable for 12 months. 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. Freezing APC conjugates will result in a substantial loss of activity. APC conjugates are sensitive to light.