FLUOROCHROMES: PACIFIC BLUE, FITC, PE, DY-LIGHT 594, PE-CY5, PERCP-CY5.5, PE-CY7.
CD27 is a transmembrane 55 kDa protein of the nerve growth factor-receptor family, expressed as a disulfide-linked homodimer on mature thymocytes, peripheral blood T cells and a subpopulation of B cells. Activation of T cells via TCR-CD3 complex results in upregulation of CD27 expression on the plasma membrane as well as in the release of its soluble 28-32 kDa form, sCD27, detected in the plasma, urine or spinal fluid. This sCD27 is an important prognostic marker of acute and chronic B cell malignancies. RgpA, a cystein proteinase, although activating T cells through the protease-activated receptors (PARs), degradates CD27 and counteracts T cell activation mediated by CD27 and its ligand CD70.