CD8 alpha Antibody (HIT8a) [Biotin]



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CD8 alpha Antibody (HIT8a) [Biotin] Summary

The immunogen for this antibody was CD8.
IgG1 Kappa
Protein A or G purified
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Store at 4C. Do not freeze.
Biotin (A=N/A, E=N/A)
Aqueous buffer, may contain carrier protein/stabilizer (proprietary)
0.09% Sodium Azide
0.5 mg/ml
Protein A or G purified


Application Notes
The HIT8a antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of human peripheral blood leukocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.5 ug per test. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5to 10^8cells/test.


The HIT8a monoclonal antibody reacts with the human CD8a molecule, an approximately 32-34 kDa cell surface receptor expressed either as a heterodimer with the CD8 beta chain (CD8 alpha/beta) or as a homodimer (CD8 alpha/alpha). A majority of thymocytes and a subpopulation of mature T cells and NK cells express CD8a. CD8 binds to MHC class I and through its association with protein tyrosine kinase p56lck plays a role in T cell development and activation of mature T cells.


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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FAQs for CD8 alpha Antibody (NBP2-00048). (Showing 1 - 5 of 5 FAQ).

  1. I'm looking for a good anti CD8  antibody working on immunofluorescence on murine tumoral tissue fixed in paraformaldehyde, cryoprotected with sucrose, frozen in OCT medium and sectioned with a cryostat.
    • I would recommend our CD8 alpha antibody NBP1-49045, it is guaranteed to work in IHC-P and and IHC-FR.   
  2. How do I know if this will actually work in IHC?
    • This CD8 alpha antibody has been validated in IHC and has been cited in a paper where it was used in IHC.
  3. Will this CD8 alpha antibody work for rabbit in IHC-FR?
    • Unfortunately this CD8 alpha antibody has not yet been validated in rabbit and there no sequence info in uniprot yet so we can't speculate based on homology. You may want to take advantage of our innovator's reward program which will allow you to test in rabbit without any financial risk. 
  4. Does this CD8 alpha antibody detect both forms of CD8?
    • Both the alpha - beta heterodimer as well as the alpha - alpha homodimer are detected by the (53-6.7) CD8 alpha antibody.
  5. Would you recommend your CD8 alpha antibody as a T-Cell marker? 
    • Yes this CD8 alpha anitbody has been cited in a study where it was used in FACS to separate out CD8+ T-cells. Please see the references tab PMID: 1608966. It is important to note that our CD8 alpha antibody may also stain mature dendritic cells and NK cells.

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