5 X 105 ficoll prepared human peripheral blood lymphocytes were washed and preincubated 5 minutes with 20 uL of 250 ug/mL human IgG (To block non specific binding) after which they were incubated 45 minutes on ice with 80 uL of ITGA2B monoclonal antibody, clone 96.2C1 (Cat # MAB6940) at 10 ug/mL. Cells were washed twice and incubated with Goat anti-Mouse IgG/FITC, after which they were washed three times, fixed and analyzed by FACS. A net 17% sub population of the cells stained positive with a mean shift of 2.5 log10 fluorescent units when compared to a Mouse IgG1 negative control at a similar concentration.
ITGA2B encodes integrin alpha chain 2b. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. Alpha chain 2b undergoes post-translational cleavage to yield disulfide-linked light and heavy chains that join with beta 3 to form a fibronectin receptor expressed in platelets that plays a crucial role in coagulation. Mutations that interfere with this role result in thrombasthenia. In addition to adhesion, integrins are known to participate in cell-surface mediated signalling. [provided by RefSeq
integrin alpha 2b,platelet fibrinogen receptor, alpha subunit,platelet-specific antigen BAK