CD72 (B Cell Marker) [BU40]



CD5 has been identified as a transmembrane glycoprotein that is expressed on 70% of normal peripheral blood lymphocytes and on virtually all T lymphocytes in thymus and peripheral blood. Activation of T cells through the T cell receptor (TCR) results in tyrosine phosphorylation of CD5, and the absence of CD5 renders T cells hyper-responsive to TCR-mediated activation. CD5 associates with the TCR/CD3 chain, and with the Src family kinase, Lck p56. The C-type lectin superfamily member CD72 is a cell surface negative regulator of B cell activation from the pro-B through the mature B cell stage. CD72 serves as a receptor for CD5. The ability of lymphocytes to respond to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation utilizes both positive and negative regulatory proteins that influence the threshold for responsiveness. The human CD72 gene maps to chromosome 9p13.3 and encodes a transmembrane glycoprotein that contains an ITIM. Upon tyrosine phosphorylation, the CD72 ITIM recruits SH2-containing phosphatases such as SHP-1, resulting in downregulation of cell activation. CD72-/- mice contain hyperproliferative B cells.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Cellular Localization
Gene Name
Mol. Weight of Antigen
HF B1 plasmacytoid cell line.

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Human Gene Symbol
Chromosome Location

Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • ELISA (For coating, order without BSA)
  • Flow Cytometry (1-2ug/million cells)
  • Immunofluorescence (1-2ug/ml)
  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed) (1-2ug/ml for 30 minutes 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&degC followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes)
  • Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Yoshida, Y., et al. 2015. Arthritis Rheumatol. 67: 1481-1490.

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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