Catalog No.A2009 Synonyms: IDEC-C2B8
For research use only.
Not for use in humans.
Rituximab (anti-CD20) is a chimeric anti-CD20 mAb that binds the CD20 antigen on B cells with a binding affinity of 5 nM, MW: 143.86 KD.
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|Description||Rituximab (anti-CD20) is a chimeric anti-CD20 mAb that binds the CD20 antigen on B cells with a binding affinity of 5 nM, MW: 143.86 KD.|
Complement-dependent cytotoxicity(CDC), complement-dependent cellular cytotoxicity(CDCC), antibody-dependent cytotoxicity (ADCC) as well as the induction of apoptosis have been claimed to be responsible for the efficacy of rituximab. Rituximab can induce death of malignant B cell lines in vitro. Th strength of this effect varies considerably between target cell lines. Changes that have been identified in response to rituximab in vitro include inhibition of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, NF-κB, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK 1/2) and AKT antiapoptotic survival pathways. Rituximab is highly efficient at mediating CMC(complement dependent cytotoxicity) of various B cell lines as well as fresh malignant B cell samples. CD20-binding capacity of rituximab is dose-dependentv.
|In vivo||A number of in vivo tumor models suggest the anti-tumor activity of rituximab is dependent, at least in part, on complement. Rituximab can deplete B cells for several months and, as such, could represent an effective therapy for B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Rituximab is now widely used in onco-haematology and is currently in development in several autoimmune diseases.|
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-  George J. Weiner, et al. Semin Hematol. 2010, 47(2): 115-123.
-  Chow KU, et al. Haematologica. 2002, 87(1):33-43.
|Formulation||PBS buffer, pH 7.2|
|Storage||Store the undiluted solution at 4°C in the dark to avoid freeze-thaw cycles|
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to store the antibody?
Store the undiluted solution at 4 °C in the dark. Freezing antibodies can result in a loss of activity caused by the freezing/thawing process. Diluting antibodies to working concentrations and storing at 4°C for more than a day should be avoided. Additionally, make sure to keep the antibody sterile. Under these storage conditions, your antibodies should remain active for up to one year and oftentimes longer.