Shopping Cart
C57Bl/6 splenocytes were stained with APC Anti-Mouse CD45R (B220) (20-0452) and 0.25 ug violetFluor™ 500 Anti-Mouse CD8a (85-0081) (right panel) or 0.25 ug violetFluor™ 500 Rat IgG2a isotype control (left panel).

violetFluor™ 500 Anti-Mouse CD8a (53-6.7)

SKU 85-0081-U025
Regular price


task_alt Added to cart.
View Cart or Continue shopping.


The 53-6.7 antibody reacts with the 32-34 kDa alpha subunit of mouse CD8, known as CD8a or CD8 alpha. CD8a can form a homodimer (CD8 alpha-alpha), but is more commonly expressed as a heterodimer with a second chain known as CD8b or CD8 beta. CD8 acts as a co-receptor in antigen recognition and subsequent T cell activation that is initiated upon binding of the T cell receptor (TCR) to antigen-bearing MHC Class I molecules. The cytoplasmic domains of CD8 provide binding sites for the tyrosine kinase lck, facilitating intracellular signaling events that lead to T cell activation, development, and cytotoxic effector functions. CD8+ cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) play an important role in inducing cell death of tumor cells, as well as cells infected by virus, bacteria or parasites.

The 53-6.7 antibody is widely used as a phenotypic marker for mouse CD8a expression on cytotoxic T cells, thymocytes, as well as on certain cell types that do not also express the TCR, including some NK cells and lymphoid dendritic cells.

Recent Publications:
Kersh AE, Edwards LJ and Evavold BD. 2014. J. Immunol. September 29, 2014, doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1401456 [Epub ahead of print] (Flow Cytometry)

Finkin S, Yuan D, Stein I, Taniguchi K, Weber A, Unger K, Browning JL, Goossens N, Nakagawa S, Gunasekara G, Schwartz ME et al. 2015. Nat Immunol. doi: 10.1038/ni.3290. (Flow Cytometry)

Name violetFluor™ 500 Anti-Mouse CD8a (53-6.7)
Cat. No. 85-0081
Alternative Names CD8 alpha, Ly-2, Ly-35, Ly-B, Lyt-2
Gene ID 12525
Clone 53-6.7
Isotype Rat IgG2a, κ
Reactivity Mouse
Format violetFluor™ 500
Application Flow Cytometry
Price calculated at checkout.