Work with LifeSpan to design a custom immunohistochemistry to address your specific biological question. Outsource the entire localization process without having to
worry about finding and characterizing target specific antibodies, sourcing and validating difficult-to-find tissues, and having the ability to interpret the resulting
immunostaining in relation to complex human pathologies.
TCR Screening Services
Test your therapeutic antibodies in immunohistochemistry against a broad panel of normal frozen human tissue types in order to determine potential unintended binding.
Our non-GLP TCR services are designed on the FDA recommendation outlined in their "Points to Consider in the Manufacture and Testing of Monoclonal Antibody Products for Human Use".
(applications tested for the base form of this product only)
Specificity and Use
MICA/B antibody was raised against mICA transfected C1R cells.
Specific for nonclassical MHC class I chain A (MICA) and nonclassical MHC class I chain MICB (MICB). MICA and MICB are stress inducible antigens, which are closely related and appear functionally indistinguishable. MICA and MICB are ligands for NKG2D, an activating receptor on most natural killer (NK) cells, CD8 T cells and gamma delta T cells. MICA is principally expressed on intestinal epithelium, and several epithelial tumors. Expression may be induced to high surface levels by heat shock, oxidative stress, and virus infection. Clone 6D4 is reported to inhibit the cytotoxicity of NK cells stimulated by IFN alpha-treated dendritic cells. XXX recommend the use of MCA2403EL for such studies.
The applications listed have been tested for the unconjugated form of this product. Other forms have not been tested. Flow Cytometry: Use 10 ul of the suggested working dilution to label 1x10^6 cells in 100 ul. Method sheets are available on request. Membrane permeabilization is required for this application.
PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09% sodium azide, 1% BSA.
Short term: +4°C; Long term: -20°C; Avoid freeze-thaw cycles; Protect from light.