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CD40 Ligand / CD154 / TRAP1 (Activation Marker of T-Lymphocytes) Antibody [CD40LG/2761]

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Catalog Number Formulation Size Price
Purified Ab conjugated to Biotin
0.5ml at 100ug/ml
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Applications & Dilutions

Applications Tested Dillution Protocol Note
Flow Cytometry (Flow)
1-2ug/million cells
Immunofluorescence (IF)
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
30 min at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95°C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes
Western Blot (WB)


CD40LG expression is mainly confined to the CD4-positive-T-cell subset. Its expression is induced shortly after T-cell activation and represents an early activation marker of T lymphocytes. CD40 is constitutively expressed mainly on B cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. The CD40-CD40L pathway has been shown to play multiple functional roles in the healthy immune system. It enhances the antigen-specific T-cell response through the activation of dendritic cells and the induction of interleukin-12 production. For example, engagement of CD40 on endothelial cells by activated T cells expressing CD40L leads to upregulation of adhesion molecules such as ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and E-selectin. Activation of APC by CD40-CD40L interaction induces the production of inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, NO, and metalloproteinases. Interaction of CD4-positiveCD40LG-positiveT cells with CD40 on B cells leads to B-cell differentiation, proliferation, immunoglobulin (Ig) isotype switching, and formation of memory B cells.

Product Properties & Targets

Antibody Type
Species Reactivity
Isotype / Light Chain
IgG2b /
Cellular Localization
Cell membrane, Cell surface, Secreted
Gene Name
Positive Control
Jurkat cells. Tonsil
Recombinant fragment (around aa 108-261) of human CD40LG protein (exact sequence is proprietary)
Alternate Names
CD40 ligand, T-cell antigen Gp39, TNF-related activation protein, Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 5, CD154; gp39; hCD40L; HIGM1; IGM; IMD3; T B cell activating molecule; T BAM; T-cell antigen Gp39; TNF-related activation protein; TrAP; Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 5 (TNFSF5)

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen


  • Cytokine that acts as a ligand to CD40/TNFRSF5 (PubMed:1280226, PubMed:31331973). Costimulates T-cell proliferation and cytokine production (PubMed:8617933). Its cross-linking on T-cells generates a costimulatory signal which enhances the production of IL4 and IL10 in conjunction with the TCR/CD3 ligation and CD28 costimulation (PubMed:8617933). Induces the activation of NF-kappa-B (PubMed:15067037, PubMed:31331973). Induces the activation of kinases MAPK8 and PAK2 in T-cells (PubMed:15067037). Induces tyrosine phosphorylation of isoform 3 of CD28 (PubMed:15067037). Mediates B-cell proliferation in the absence of co-stimulus as well as IgE production in the presence of IL4 (By similarity). Involved in immunoglobulin class switching (By similarity).
  • Acts as a ligand for integrins, specifically ITGA5:ITGB1 and ITGAV:ITGB3; both integrins and the CD40 receptor are required for activation of CD40-CD40LG signaling, which have cell-type dependent effects, such as B-cell activation, NF-kappa-B signaling and anti-apoptotic signaling.

Key References

  • Howland, K. et al. J. Immunol.164:4465-4470.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8°C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80°C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab Purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.


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