Anti-mouse CD137L (4-1BBL) – PE

Anti-mouse CD137L (4-1BBL) – PE

Product No.: L326

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Product Type
Monoclonal Antibody
Alternate Names
4-1BBL, CD137L, TNFSF9, 4-1BB Ligand, TKS-1
IgG2a κ

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Antibody Details

Product Details

Reactive Species
Host Species
BALB/c mouse B lymphoma line 2PK-3
Product Concentration
0.2 mg/ml
This R-phycoerythrin (R-PE) conjugate is formulated in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline (150 mM NaCl) PBS pH 7.4, 1% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide as a preservative.
Storage and Handling
This R-phycoerythrin (R-PE) conjugate is stable when stored at 2-8°C. Do not freeze.
Country of Origin
Next Day Ambient
Excitation Laser
Blue Laser (488 nm) and/or Green Laser (532 nm)/Yellow-Green Laser (561 nm)
Additional Applications Reported In Literature ?
Each investigator should determine their own optimal working dilution for specific applications. See directions on lot specific datasheets, as information may periodically change.


TKS-1 activity is directed against 4-1BBL (CD137L).
Antigen Distribution
4-1BBL is expressed by activated B cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells.
4-1BBL (CD137L) and 4-1BB (CD137) are a receptor ligand pair belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor/TNF superfamily1,2. 4-1BBL is a type II transmembrane protein expressed by splenic B and T cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells1-5. Members of the TNF-TNF receptor superfamily play critical roles in regulating cellular activation, differentiation, and apoptosis6 and the 4-1BBL-4-1BB interaction is important in cellular immune responses5. 4-1BBL-4-1BB interaction provides a co-stimulatory signal to T cells, resulting in increased proliferation and cytokine production5.

A TKS-1-producing hybridoma was generated by immunizing a SD rat with 4-1BBL-transfected NRK cells (rat IgG2a,κ)5. Splenocytes were fused with P3U1 cells and hypoxanthine–aminopterin–thymidine selection was performed. The monoclonal antibody was identified by its strong reactivity with 4-1BBL-transfected L5178Y cells, cloned by limiting diffusion, purified from ascites, and found to bind to 4-1BBL/NRK and 4-1BBL/P815 cells5.

Pre-incubation with TKS-1 blocks 4-1BB–Ig binding to 4-1BBL/L5178Y cells, indicating TKS-1 is specific to mouse 4-1BBL and can interrupt the interaction between 4-1BBL and 4-1BB5. Additionally, TKS-1 can block anti-CD3-stimulated T cell proliferation co-stimulated by 4-1BBL /P815 cells. The monoclonal antibodies 19H3 and TKS-1 bind to different sites on murine 4-1BBL, with TKS-1 binding to a site that overlaps with the receptor binding site7. Additionally, TKS-1 and 4-1BB bind to a similar site, making TKS-1 especially useful for blocking studies.

Antigen Details

4-1BB (CDw137)

References & Citations

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2. Alderson MR, Smith CA, Tough TW, et al. Eur. J. Immunol. 24:2219-2227. 1994.
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4. DeBenedette MA, Shahinian A, Mak TW, et al. J. Immunol. 158:551-559. 1997.
5. Futagawa T, Akiba H, Kodama T, et al. Int Immunol. 14(3):275-286. 2002.
6. Smith CA, Farrah T, Goodwin RG. Cell 76:959-962. 1994.
7. Mbanwi AN, Lin GHY, Wang KC, et al. J Immunol Methods. 450:81-89. 2017.
8. Zheng G, Wang B, Chen A. J Immunol. 173(4):2428-2434. 2004.
9. Madireddi S, Eun SY, Lee SW, et al. J Exp Med. 211(7):1433-1448. 2014.
10. Shrestha S, Noh JM, Kim SY, et al. Oncoimmunology. 5(1):e1067744. 2015.
11. Kang SW, Lee SC, Park SH, et al. Cancer Res. 77(21):5989-6000. 2017.
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