Protein, Antibody, ELISA Kit, cDNA Clone CD80/B7-1 Related Area CD80/B7-1 Related Protein, Antibody, cDNA Gene, and ELISA Kits CD80/B7-1 Related Protein, Antibody, cDNA Gene, and ELISA Kits Featured Reagent Products CD80/B7-1 Background
The B-lymphocyte activation antigen B7-1 (referred to as B7), also known as CD80, is a member of cell surface immunoglobulin superfamily and is expressed on the surface of antigen-presenting cells including activated B cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. As costimulatory ligands, B7-1 which exists predominantly as dimer and the related protein B7-2, interact with the costimulatory receptors CD28 and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) expressed on T cells, and thus constitute one of the dominant pathways that regulate T cell activation and tolerance, cytokine production, and the generation of CTL. The B7/CD28/CTLA4 pathway has the ability to both positively and negatively regulate immune responses. CD80 is thus regarded as promising therapeutic targets for autoimmune diseases and various carcinomas.