DIA-404 – Anti-CD4 (Ms) from Rat (Clone: GHH4) for mouse FFPE tissue – 200 µl


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Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
antibody purified (from culture supernatant)
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CD markers
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Antibody clone GHH4 has been developed and validated for the detection of murine CD4 in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections (mouse FFPE). Clone GHH4 identifies T helper cells in murine FFPE tissue by IHC.


CD4 is a marker for T helper cells. Besides this subpopulation of mature T cells (helper/inducer), CD4 is also expressed on most thymocytes and weakly on macrophages and dendritic cells.
Antigen recognition and subsequent T-cell activation is controlled by the interaction between TCR (T-cell receptor) and pMHC (peptide-major histocompatibility complexe). T-cell activation is often enhanced by a close cooperation of the TCR with two different co-receptors: CD8 and CD4. Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4) is a nonpolymorphous 55 kDa glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. It acts as a co-receptor with the TCR during antigen-induced T cell activation and thymic differentiation by binding MHC class II and plays an important role both in T cell development and in optimal functioning of mature T cells. In T cells, CD4 associates with protein tyrosine kinase p56lck through its cytoplasmic tail.
In humans, CD4 is expressed in the majority of T-cell lymphomas. CD4 plays an important role in the classification of lymphocytes in inflammatory lesions and malignant lymphomas. CD4 serves as HIV receptor on T cells, macrophages and brain and is downregulated by HIV proteins during AIDS progression.

Immunohistochemistry of mouse CD4 in standard-FFPE tissue sections

Mouse spleen: The monoclonal antibody clone GHH4 specifically stains CD4 in standard FFPE mouse spleen. Incubation with antibody clone GHH4 (10μg/ml, corresponding to a 1:100 dilution) for 1h at RT. Detection with ImmPRESS HRP anti-Rat from Vector Laboratories (Picture courtesy of Christel Bonnas, Synaptic Systems, Göttingen, Germany).

Immunohistochemical staining (IHC) with anti-CD4 (T4, MHC II Co-Rezeptor, T-Helferzellen) Antibody (clone GHH4) - dianova

General References:

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