|Host||Purified From Concentrated Hybridoma Tissue Culture Supernatant.|
|Endotoxin||<0.01EU/ µg purified protein (LAL test; Lonza).|
|Application Note||,FC,Functional Application, Activates B and NK cells in vivo and in vitro .|
|Calculated MW||32093 Da|
|Description||Widely used stimulatory MAb to CD40. Shown to indirectly activate natural killer (NK) cells, producing significant antitumor and antimetastatic effects. Effective in boosting immune responses against infectious agents and can potentially be used to treat chronic autoimmune inflammatory processes.|
|Other Names||Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily Member 5; CD40L Receptor|
|Target/Specificity||Recognizes mouse CD40.|
|Format||Liquid. In PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Stable for at least 1 year after receipt when stored at -20°C.|
|Precautions||Functional CD40 (mouse) Antibody, mAb is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Receptor for TNFSF5/CD40LG (By similarity). Transduces TRAF6- and MAP3K8-mediated signals that activate ERK in macrophages and B cells, leading to induction of immunoglobulin secretion (PubMed:12881420).|
|Cellular Location||[Isoform I]: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein [Isoform IV]: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein [Isoform II]: Secreted.|
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CD40 belongs to the TNF-receptor superfamily and is essential in mediating a broad variety of immune and inflammatory responses including T cell-dependent immunoglobulin class switching, memory B cell development, and germinal center formation. The interaction of CD40-CD40L is necessary for amyloid-beta-induced microglial activation, and thus is thought to be an early event in Alzheimer disease pathogenesis. CD40 is constitutively expressed by antigen presenting cells, including dendritic cells, B cells and macrophages. Consistent with its widespread expression on normal cells, CD40 is also expressed on a wide range of tumor cells, including non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphomas, myeloma and some carcinomas including nasopharynx, bladder, cervix, kidney and ovary.
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