What Are Immune Checkpoints?
Immune Checkpoints are proteins that act as T cell receptor (TCR) co-signaling partners that deliver either positive or negative signals to T lymphocytes. Under normal conditions, these proteins are critical for self-tolerance, but in tumors these immune checkpoint proteins can allow the tumor to evade the anti-tumor immune response. Blocking the actions of these proteins can produce a potent anti-tumor response. This new approach to cancer treatment is referred to as immunotherapy or immuno-oncology.
ProSci Inc. has developed several new classes of reagents that can be used to study the actions of multiple immune checkpoint proteins such as CTLA-4, PD-1, and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2. These classes of products include highly validated Risk-Free™ mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), llama single domain antibodies, rabbit polyclonal antibodies, as well as recombinant proteins, tissue and cell slides and lysates. These products should prove useful in basic research, diagnostics, and drug development in the field of immuno-oncology. Download our Immune Checkpoints Pathway below:
Risk-Free™ Immune Checkpoint Monoclonal Antibodies
ProSci's Risk-Free™ antibodies are monoclonal antibodies made to improve in vivo studies. Unlike antibodies developed using proteins made in yeast or bacteria, these antibodies are developed with antigens expressed in mammalian cell lines, giving the most native post-translational modifications to the protein. Risk-Free™ means they have been extensively evaluated and are guaranteed to work for a variety of applications such as ELISA, Flow Cytometry, Western Blotting, Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, and Immunohistochemistry. Multiple mAbs are available to the researcher to allow the selection of the best application-specific antibodies.
Risk-Free™ Immune Checkpoint Antibody Sets
Many antibodies work well one application but not in others despite detecting the same proteins. Because the target antigen may be denatured or inaccessible depending on the technique or preparation, scientists must search and test multiple antibodies for one application and repeat the process again for a different application. ProSci has recognized this issue and has released Risk-Free™ Antibody Sets.
Immune Checkpoint Targets
Risk-Free™ Monoclonal Antibodies
|LIGHT (TNFSF14)||May 2017|
|VISTA (B7-H5)||June 2017|
|B7-H3 (CD276)||August 2017|