Indexed on: 25 Apr '08Published on: 25 Apr '08Published in: Current protocols in immunology / edited by John E. Coligan ... [et al.]
The cluster of differentiation (CD) nomenclature, originally devised by the International Workshop on Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens (HLDA) to classify leukocyte surface antigens, has become more accepted by researchers in nonhuman animal models. The CD homologues from other species are usually identified by multiple studies, including biochemical, functional analysis, cloning, and immunological assays. This unit compiles a complete (as of August, 2001) list of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to the mouse CD antigens and several non-CD surface antigens that are commonly used as phenotypic and functional markers in the mouse system. There are many reagents recognizing polymorphic epitopes of the mouse MHC and different subunits of TCR; for simplicity, only a few mAbs to the framework determinants of these molecules are listed here.