C9 neoantigen, Human, mAb WU13-15, immuno assay antibody

Catalog #: HM2264-IA
Quantity: 0.5 mg

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The monoclonal antibody WU13-15 recognizes a neoepitope on the 61 kDa complement component C9, integrated in the terminal complement complex (TCC). The complement system is an ancient proinflammatory and microbial destruction system, that may be considered part of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. It consists of the classical, alternative, and lectin-binding pathways. Each pathway is triggered in a distinct manner, yet all deposit C3 fragments on a target and engage a common terminal sequence called TCC or the "membrane attack complex" (MAC). In contrast to the activation pathways, which require enzymatic cleavage for activation, the terminal pathway relies on conformational changes induced by binding of the different subunits. TCC is composed of a complex of four complement proteins (C5b, C6, C7, and C8) which bind to the outer surface of the target plasma membrane, and many copies of a fifth protein (C9) that hookup to one another, forming a ring in the membrane. The ring structure formed by C9 is a pore in the membrane that allows free diffusion of molecules in and out of the cell. If enough pores form, the cell is no longer able to survive. The membrane attack complex is initiated when the complement protein, C5 convertase, cleaves C5 into C5a and C5b. Binding of C6 facilitates binding of C7 which alters the conformation of the complex. After binding of C8, a variable number of C9 molecules associate with the C5b678 complex, together constituting TCC. The formation of TCC causes lysis of cells or can trigger a variety of cellular metabolic pathways resulting in the synthesis and release of inflammatory mediators. TCC contains neoantigens that are absent in the individual native C9 proteins. Neoantigens are present both in the membranebound (MAC) and the fluid phase (SC5b-9) complex. TCC is present in normal human plasma and increases upon complement activation.


Catalog number HM2264-IA
Product type Monoclonal antibodies
Quantity 0.5 mg
Formulation 0.5 mg of 0.2 µm filtered antibody solution in PBS (exact concentration is indicated on the label).
Application F, FC, IA, IF, P, W
Isotype Mouse IgG1
Species Human
Storage and stability Product should be stored at 4 °C. Under recommended storage conditions, product is stable for one year.
Precautions For research use only. Not for use in or on humans or animals or for diagnostics. It is the responsibility of the user to comply with all local/state and federal rules in the use of this product. Hycult Biotech is not responsible for any patent infringements that might result from the use or derivation of this product.
Disease Infectious diseases, Nephrology
  • Use:
    For immunohistology, flow cytometry and Western blotting, dilutions to be used depend on detection system applied. It is recommended that users test the reagent and determine their own optimal dilutions. The typical starting working dilution is 1:50.
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