The SK1 antibody is specific for the 32-34 kDa alpha chain of human CD8, known as CD8a or CD8 alpha. CD8a can form a homodimer (CD8 alpha-alpha), but is more commonly expressed as a heterodimer with a second chain known as CD8b or CD8 beta. CD8 acts as a co-receptor for antigen recognition and subsequent T cell activation that is initiated upon binding of the T cell receptor (TCR) to antigen-bearing MHC Class I molecules. The cytoplasmic domains of CD8 provide binding sites for the tyrosine kinase lck, facilitating intracellular signaling events that lead to T cell activation, development, and cytotoxic effector functions. CD8+ cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) play an important role in inducing cell death of tumor cells, as well as cells infected by virus, bacteria or parasites.The SK1 antibody is widely used as a phenotypic marker for CD8 on cytotoxic T cells, thymocytes, as well as on certain cell types that do not also express the TCR, including some NK cells and lymphoid dendritic cells. It is cross-reactive with CD8 in several non-human species, including Baboon, Chimpanzee, Cynomolgus and Rhesus. If used together with an alternative Anti-Human CD8a clone, RPA-T8, the SK1 antibody will not block binding of RPA-T8 to CD8a.
Immunogen information for this antibody is proprietary information.
Anti-CD8 (human), PerCP, clone SK1 Antibody is an antibody against CD8 for use in Flow Cytometry.
Research Sub Category
Immunoglobulins & Immunology
Inflammation & Immunology
This monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant via affinity chromatography. The purified antibody was conjugated under optimal conditions, with unreacted dye removed from the preparation.
Flow Cytometry Analysis: 0.125 μg from a representative lot detected CD8 in one million human peripheral blood lymphocytes.
Purified by size-exclusion chromatography
Purified Mouse monoclonal containing 10 mM NaH2PO4, 150 mM NaCl, 0.09% NaN3, 0.1% gelatin, pH7.2.
Storage and Stability
Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.
Note: It is recommended to store the product undiluted at 2-8°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
Concentration: Please refer to lot specific datasheet.
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