TIM-4 antibody | RMT4-54

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Rat anti Mouse TIM-4

Product Type
Monoclonal Antibody
Product CodeApplicationsDatasheetMSDSPack SizeList PriceQuantity
MCA5791GA F IF P 0.1 mg
Rat anti Mouse TIM-4 antibody, clone RMT4-54 recognizes mouse Tim-4 (T-cell immunoglobulin mucin 4), a transmembrane glycoprotein and member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, exclusively expressed by antigen-presenting cells, which acts as the natural ligand of Tim-1, involved in T-cell expansion and cytokine production.

Tim-4 is reported to be crucial for the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells by peritoneal macrophages, and studies have shown that interaction between Tim-1 on Th2 cells and Tim-4 on DCs, enhances Th2 cell function. The TIM-4 gene locus is associated with predisposition to asthma in both mice and humans and may be considered as a candidate disease gene for asthma.

Clone RMT4-54 significantly inhibits the efficient phagocytosis of apoptotic cells by PRMs (peritoneal resident Mac1+ cells), but not PEMs (peritoneal exudate Mac1+ cells) (Nakayama, M. et al. 2009).

Product Details

Target Species
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography on Protein G from tissue culture supernatant
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.09%Sodium Azide
Carrier Free
Tim-4-Ig, consisting of amino acids 1-288 of mouse Tim-4, coupled with the Fc portion of mouse IgG2a.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
Fusion Partners
Lymph node cells from immunised SD rats were fused with cells of the P3U1 myeloma cell line.

Storage Information

Store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred.

This product should be stored undiluted.

Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
18 months from date of despatch.

More Information

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GO Terms
GO:0016021 integral to membrane
For research purposes only

Applications of TIM-4 antibody

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Flow Cytometry 1/25 1/200
Immunohistology - Paraffin
Where this antibody has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the antibody for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
Flow Cytometry
Use 10ul of the suggested working dilution to label 106 cells in 100ul.
Histology Positive Control Tissue
Mouse spleen

Secondary Antibodies Available

Description Product Code Pack Size Applications List Price Quantity
Goat anti Rat IgG:Alk. Phos. (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR131A 1 ml C E P WB
Goat anti Rat IgG:Biotin (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR131B 0.5 mg C E IF P WB
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Rat IgG:Dylight®800 STAR16D800GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Rat IgG:FITC STAR17B 1 mg F
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Rat IgG:HRP STAR21B 1 mg C E P RE
Goat F(ab')2 anti Rat IgG:FITC (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR69 0.5 ml F
Goat anti Rat IgG:Dylight®800 (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR71D800GA 0.1 mg F IF WB
Goat anti Rat IgG:HRP (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR72 0.5 mg C E P
Goat F(ab')2 anti Rat IgG:RPE (Mouse Adsorbed) STAR73 0.5 ml F

Negative Isotype Controls Available

Description Product Code Pack Size Applications List Price Quantity
Rat IgG2a Negative Control MCA1212 1 ml E F

Useful Reagents Available

Description Product Code Pack Size Applications List Price Quantity
Antigen Retrieval Buffer, pH8.0 BUF025A 500 ml P
Antigen Retrieval Buffer, pH8.0 BUF025C 50 ml P

Product Specific References

References for TIM-4 antibody

  1. Nakayama, M. et al. (2009) Tim-3 mediates phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and cross-presentation.
    Blood. 113 (16): 3821-30.

Further Reading

  1. Freeman, G.J. et al. (2010) TIM genes: a family of cell surface phosphatidylserine receptors that regulate innate and adaptive immunity.
    Immunol Rev. 235 (1): 172-89.
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