Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions
Host / Ig Isotype
Mol. Weight of Antigen
Specificity & Comments
Reacts with a monomorphic determinant of human major histocompatibility (MHC) class I antigens (HLA-A, B and C). Immunoprecipitation of lactoperoxidase radioiodinated cell surface proteins and surface sialoglycoproteins radiolabeled by sodium metaperiodate/tritiated sodium borohydride technique confirmed the structure gp44,p12 (consisting of a 44kDa glycopeptide linked with a non-glycosylated 12kDa peptide) typical for MHC class I antigen(s) as a structure recognized by Bra23/9. Human MHC class I antigens are expressed constitutively on all nucleated cells lymphocytes such as lymphocytes, thymocytes, granulocytes, and bone marrow cells and are absent on erythrocytes. MHC class I antigens play a role in class I MHC-associated antigen presentation, inhibition of NK cell cytotoxicity, tumor surveillance, and tissue allotransplantation.