Detects mouse BAFF R in ELISAs and Western blots. In sandwich ELISAs, less than 0.2% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) BAFF R, recombinant mouse (rm) 4-1BB, rmCD27, rmCD30, rmCD40, rhDR3, rmFas, rmEDAR, rmGITR, rmNGF R, rmOPG, rmOX40, rmRANK, rmTNF RI, and rmTNF RII is observed.
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12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Alternate Names for BAFFR/TNFRSF13C Antibody [Biotin]
B-cell activating factor (BAFF), also known as BlyS, TALL-1, TNAK, and zTNF4, is a TNF ligand superfamily member and has been designated TNFSF13B. It is produced by macrophages, dendritic cells, and T lymphocytes. BAFF promotes the survival of B cells and is essential for B cell maturation (1-4). BAFF binds to three TNF receptor superfamily members: B cell maturation antigen (BCMA/TNFRSF17), transmembrane activator and calcium-modulator and cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI/TNFRSF13B) and BAFF receptor (BAFF R/BR3/TNFRSF13C). These receptors are type III transmembrane proteins that lack a signal peptide. Whereas TACI and BCMA bind BAFF and another TNF superfamily ligand, APRIL (a proliferation-inducing ligand), BAFF R selectively binds BAFF. Mouse BAFF-R cDNA encodes a 175 amino acid residue (aa) transmembrane protein with a 71 aa extracellular domain, a 21 aa transmembrane domain, and a 83 aa cytoplasmic region. A second isoform of BAFF R that has a 72 aa cytoplamic region can also be produced by alternative splicing. The BAFF R extracellular domain lacks the TNF receptor canonical cysteine-rich domain (CRD) and contains only a partial CRD with four cysteine residues. Human and mouse BAFF R share 56% aa sequence identity. BAFF R is highly expressed in spleen, lymph node and resting B cells. It is also expressed at lower levels in activated B cells, in resting CD4+ T cells, in thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes. BAFF knockout mice lack mature B cells and has profound defects in antibody mediated immune responses. Similarly, A/WySnJ mice that are defective in BAFF R intracellular signaling also lack mature B cells, suggesting that BAFF R is the critical receptor for BAFF during B lymphopoiesis. In contrast, BCMA- or TACI-deficient mice have no major defect in B cell development. While the function of BCMA is not defined, TACI has been shown to control B cell homeostasis and T cell-independent immune responses.
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Mackay, F. and J.L. Browning (2002) Nature Reviews Immunology 2:464.
Laabi, Y. et al. (2001) Current Biol. 11:R1013.
Thompson, J.S. et al. (2001) Science 14:2108.
This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.
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