Blasius A, Vermi W, Krug A, Facchetti F, Cella M, Colonna M (2004) A cell-surface molecule selectively expressed on murine natural interferon-producing cells that blocks secretion of interferon-alpha. Blood 103(11):4201-4206. doi: 10.1182/blood-2003-09-3108
Objective: To demonstrate the recruitment and function of natural interferon (IFN)-producing cells (IPCs) in murine infection models.
Summary: Incubation of IPCs with the antibody in vitro or administration of the antibody in vivo dramatically reduce secretion of IFN-α in response to deoxycytidylate-phosphatedeoxyguanylate (CpG) DNA without causing IPC depletion. Thus, the antibody identifies an IPC-specific surface molecule that, when engaged, inhibits IFN-α secretion.
Usage: Biotinylated 440c antibody mixed with Streptavidin-ZAP was applied to bone marrow-derived IPCs. Approximately 70% of CD11c+ B220hi 440c bright IPCs were depleted from culture within 36 hours.
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