InVivoMAb anti-mouse CCR3 (CD193)

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The 6S2-19-4 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse CCR3 also known as CD193. CCR3 is a G protein-coupled, seven transmembrane, chemokine receptor expressed on a variety of hematopoietic cells including eosinophils, basophils, mast cells, mononuclear phagocytes, platelets, hematopoietic progenitor cells, and keratinocytes. CCR3 is most highly expressed on eosinophils. Chemokines including RANTES, eotaxin, eotaxin-3, MCP-3, and MIP1α have been reported to act as ligands for CCR3 and stimulate CCR3+ cells. CCR3 plays a role in atopic diseases such as dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and bronchial asthma. This receptor is thought to contribute to the accumulation and activation of eosinophils in the allergic airway and at sites of parasitic infection. It is also known to be an entry co-receptor for HIV-1. The 6S2-19-4 antibody has been shown to selectively deplete eosinophils when administered in vivo.


Isotype Rat IgG2b, λ
Recommended Isotype Control(s) InVivoMAb rat IgG2b isotype control, anti-keyhole limpet hemocyanin
Recommended Dilution Buffer InVivoPure pH 7.0 Dilution Buffer
Conjugation This product is unconjugated. Conjugation is available via our Antibody Conjugation Services.
Immunogen Y3 cells expressing full length mouse CCR3
Reported Applications in vivo eosinophil depletion
Formulation PBS, pH 7.0
Contains no stabilizers or preservatives
Endotoxin <2EU/mg (<0.002EU/μg)
Determined by LAL gel clotting assay
Purity >95%
Determined by SDS-PAGE
Sterility 0.2 µm filtration
Production Purified from cell culture supernatant in an animal-free facility
Purification Protein G
RRID AB_2754554
Molecular Weight 150 kDa
Storage The antibody solution should be stored at the stock concentration at 4°C. Do not freeze.
in vivo eosinophil depletion
Masterson, J. C., et al. (2011). "CCR3 Blockade Attenuates Eosinophilic Ileitis and Associated Remodeling" Am J Pathol 179(5): 2302-2314. PubMed

Intestinal remodeling and stricture formation is a complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that often requires surgical intervention. Although eosinophils are associated with mucosal remodeling in other organs and are increased in IBD tissues, their role in IBD-associated remodeling is unclear. Histological and molecular features of ileitis and remodeling were assessed using immunohistochemical, histomorphometric, flow cytometric, and molecular analysis (real-time RT-PCR) techniques in a murine model of chronic eosinophilic ileitis. Collagen protein was assessed by Sircol assay. Using a spontaneous eosinophilic Crohn’s-like mouse model SAMP1/SkuSlc, we demonstrate an association between ileitis progression and remodeling over the course of 40 weeks. Mucosal and submucosal eosinophilia increased over the time course and correlated with increased histological inflammatory indices. Ileitis and remodeling increased over the 40 weeks, as did expression of fibronectin. CCR3-specific antibody-mediated reduction of eosinophils resulted in significant decrease in goblet cell hyperplasia, muscularis propria hypertrophy, villus blunting, and expression of inflammatory and remodeling genes, including fibronectin. Cellularity of local mesenteric lymph nodes, including T- and B-lymphocytes, was also significantly reduced. Thus, eosinophils participate in intestinal remodeling, supporting eosinophils as a novel therapeutic target.

in vivo eosinophil depletion
O’Connell, A. E., et al. (2011). "Major basic protein from eosinophils and myeloperoxidase from neutrophils are required for protective immunity to Strongyloides in mice" Infect Immun 79(7): 2770-2778. PubMed

Eosinophils and neutrophils contribute to larval killing during the primary immune response, and neutrophils are effector cells in the secondary response to Strongyloides stercoralis in mice. The objective of this study was to determine the molecular mechanisms used by eosinophils and neutrophils to control infections with S. stercoralis. Using mice deficient in the eosinophil granule products major basic protein (MBP) and eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), it was determined that eosinophils kill the larvae through an MBP-dependent mechanism in the primary immune response if other effector cells are absent. Infecting PHIL mice, which are eosinophil deficient, with S. stercoralis resulted in development of primary and secondary immune responses that were similar to those of wild-type mice, suggesting that eosinophils are not an absolute requirement for larval killing or development of secondary immunity. Treating PHIL mice with a neutrophil-depleting antibody resulted in a significant impairment in larval killing. Naive and immunized mice with neutrophils deficient in myeloperoxidase (MPO) infected with S. stercoralis had significantly decreased larval killing. It was concluded that there is redundancy in the primary immune response, with eosinophils killing the larvae through an MBP-dependent mechanism and neutrophils killing the worms through an MPO-dependent mechanism. Eosinophils are not required for the development or function of secondary immunity, but MPO from neutrophils is required for protective secondary immunity.

in vivo eosinophil depletion
Galioto, A. M., et al. (2006). "Role of eosinophils and neutrophils in innate and adaptive protective immunity to larval Strongyloides in mice" Infect Immun 74(10): 5730-5738. PubMed

The goal of this study was to determine the roles of eosinophils and neutrophils in innate and adaptive protective immunity to larval Strongyloides stercoralis in mice. The experimental approach used was to treat mice with an anti-CCR3 monoclonal antibody to eliminate eosinophils or to use CXCR2-/- mice, which have a severe neutrophil recruitment defect, and then determine the effect of the reduction or elimination of the particular cell type on larval killing. It was determined that eosinophils killed the S. stercoralis larvae in naive mice, whereas these cells were not required for the accelerated killing of larvae in immunized mice. Experiments using CXCR2-/- mice demonstrated that the reduction in recruitment of neutrophils resulted in significantly reduced innate and adaptive protective immunity. Protective antibody developed in the immunized CXCR2-/- mice, thereby demonstrating that neutrophils were not required for the induction of the adaptive protective immune response. Moreover, transfer of neutrophil-enriched cell populations recovered from either wild-type or CXCR2-/- mice into diffusion chambers containing larvae demonstrated that larval killing occurred with both cell populations when the diffusion chambers were implanted in immunized wild-type mice. Thus, the defect in the CXCR2-/- mice was a defect in the recruitment of the neutrophils and not a defect in the ability of these cells to kill larvae. This study therefore demonstrated that both eosinophils and neutrophils are required in the protective innate immune response, whereas only neutrophils are necessary for the protective adaptive immune response to larval S. stercoralis in mice.

in vivo eosinophil depletion
Abraham, D., et al. (2004). "Immunoglobulin E and eosinophil-dependent protective immunity to larval Onchocerca volvulus in mice immunized with irradiated larvae" Infect Immun 72(2): 810-817. PubMed

Mice immunized with irradiated Onchocerca volvulus third-stage larvae developed protective immunity. Eosinophil levels were elevated in the parasite microenvironment at the time of larval killing, and measurements of total serum antibody levels revealed an increase in the immunoglobulin E (IgE) level in immunized mice. The goal of the present study was to identify the role of granulocytes and antibodies in the protective immune response to the larval stages of O. volvulus in mice immunized with irradiated larvae. Immunity did not develop in mice if granulocytes, including both neutrophils and eosinophils, were eliminated, nor did it develop if only eosinophils were eliminated. Moreover, larvae were killed in naive interleukin-5 transgenic mice, and the killing coincided with an increase in the number of eosinophils and the eosinophil peroxidase (EPO) level in the animals. To determine if EPO was required for protective immunity, mice that were genetically deficient in EPO were immunized, and there were no differences in the rates of parasite recovery in EPO-deficient mice and wild-type mice. Two mouse strains were used to study B-cell function; micro MT mice lacked all mature B cells, and Xid mice had deficiencies in the B-1 cell population. Immunity did not develop in the micro MT mice but did develop in the Xid mice. Finally, protective immunity was abolished in mice treated to eliminate IgE from the blood. We therefore concluded that IgE and eosinophils are required for adaptive protective immunity to larval O. volvulus in mice.

in vivo eosinophil depletion
Yang, M., et al. (2003). "Eotaxin-2 and IL-5 cooperate in the lung to regulate IL-13 production and airway eosinophilia and hyperreactivity" J Allergy Clin Immunol 112(5): 935-943. PubMed

BACKGROUND: Eotaxin-2 is a member of the eotaxin subfamily of CC chemokines that display eosinophil-specific, chemotactic properties and has been associated with allergic disorders. However, the contribution of eotaxin-2 to the development of defined pathogenic features of allergic disease remains to be defined. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether eotaxin-2 was a cofactor with IL-5 for the regulation of pulmonary eosinophilia and to identify the combined role of these molecules in the induction of phenotypic characteristics of allergic lung disease. METHODS: We instilled recombinant eotaxin-2 into the airways of wild-type mice that had been treated systemically with IL-5 or into IL-5-transgenic mice and characterized pulmonary eosinophil numbers, IL-13 production, and airway hyperreactivity (AHR) to methacholine. Mice deficient in the IL-4 receptor alpha-chain, IL-13, and signal transducers and activators of transcription 6 or mice treated with anti-CCR3 monoclonal antibody were also used. RESULTS: Eotaxin-2 and IL-5 cooperatively promoted eosinophil accumulation, IL-13 production, and AHR to methacholine. Neither eotaxin-2 nor IL-5 alone induced these features of allergic disease. IL-13 production was critically dependent on eotaxin-2- and IL-5-regulated eosinophilia, which predisposed to the development of AHR. AHR was dependent on IL-13 and signaling through the IL-4R alpha-chain and signal transducers and activators of transcription 6 pathways and the presence of eosinophils in the lung. CONCLUSION: These investigations demonstrate important cooperativity between eotaxin-2, IL-5, and IL-13 signaling systems and eosinophils for the development of hallmark features of allergic disease of the lung.

in vivo eosinophil depletion
Grimaldi, J. C., et al. (1999). "Depletion of eosinophils in mice through the use of antibodies specific for C-C chemokine receptor 3 (CCR3)" J Leukoc Biol 65(6): 846-853. PubMed

We have generated rat monoclonal antibodies specific for the mouse eotaxin receptor, C-C chemokine receptor 3 (CCR3). Several anti-CCR3 mAbs proved to be useful for in vivo depletion of CCR3-expressing cells and immunofluorescent staining. In vivo CCR3 mAbs of the IgG2b isotype substantially depleted blood eosinophil levels in Nippostrongyus brasiliensis-infected mice. Repeated anti-CCR3 mAb treatment in these mice significantly reduced tissue eosinophilia in the lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Flow cytometry revealed that mCCR3 was expressed on eosinophils but not on stem cells, dendritic cells, or cells from the thymus, lymph node, or spleen of normal mice. Unlike human Th2 cells, mouse Th2 cells did not express detectable levels of CCR3 nor did they give a measurable response to eotaxin. None of the mAbs were antagonists or agonists of CCR3 calcium mobilization. To our knowledge, the antibodies described here are the first mAbs reported to be specific for mouse eosinophils and to be readily applicable for the detection, isolation, and in vivo depletion of eosinophils.

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    • Cancer Research
    Genetic fusion of CCL11 to antigens enhances antigenicity in nucleic acid vaccines and eradicates tumor mass through optimizing T-cell response.

    In Molecular Cancer on 8 March 2024 by Qi, H., Sun, Z., et al.


    Nucleic acid vaccines have shown promising potency and efficacy for cancer treatment with robust and specific T-cell responses. Improving the immunogenicity of delivered antigens helps to extend therapeutic efficacy and reduce dose-dependent toxicity. Here, we systematically evaluated chemokine-fused HPV16 E6/E7 antigen to improve the cellular and humoral immune responses induced by nucleotide vaccines in vivo. We found that fusion with different chemokines shifted the nature of the immune response against the antigens. Although a number of chemokines were able to amplify specific CD8 + T-cell or humoral response alone or simultaneously. CCL11 was identified as the most potent chemokine in improving immunogenicity, promoting specific CD8 + T-cell stemness and generating tumor rejection. Fusing CCL11 with E6/E7 antigen as a therapeutic DNA vaccine significantly improved treatment effectiveness and caused eradication of established large tumors in 92% tumor-bearing mice (n = 25). Fusion antigens with CCL11 expanded the TCR diversity of specific T cells and induced the infiltration of activated specific T cells, neutrophils, macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) into the tumor, which created a comprehensive immune microenvironment lethal to tumor. Combination of the DNA vaccine with anti-CTLA4 treatment further enhanced the therapeutic effect. In addition, CCL11 could also be used for mRNA vaccine design. To summarize, CCL11 might be a potent T cell enhancer against cancer. © 2024. The Author(s).

    • Immunology and Microbiology
    Circumvention of luteolysis reveals parturition pathways in mice dependent upon innate type 2 immunity.

    In Immunity on 14 March 2023 by Siewiera, J., McIntyre, T. I., et al.


    Although mice normally enter labor when their ovaries stop producing progesterone (luteolysis), parturition can also be triggered in this species through uterus-intrinsic pathways potentially analogous to the ones that trigger parturition in humans. Such pathways, however, remain largely undefined in both species. Here, we report that mice deficient in innate type 2 immunity experienced profound parturition delays when manipulated endocrinologically to circumvent luteolysis, thus obliging them to enter labor through uterus-intrinsic pathways. We found that these pathways were in part driven by the alarmin IL-33 produced by uterine interstitial fibroblasts. We also implicated important roles for uterine group 2 innate lymphoid cells, which demonstrated IL-33-dependent activation prior to labor onset, and eosinophils, which displayed evidence of elevated turnover in the prepartum uterus. These findings reveal a role for innate type 2 immunity in controlling the timing of labor onset through a cascade potentially relevant to human parturition. Copyright © 2023 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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    • Mus musculus (House mouse)
    Spatial proteomics revealed a CX3CL1-dependent crosstalk between the urothelium and relocated macrophages through IL-6 during an acute bacterial infection in the urinary bladder.

    In Mucosal Immunology on 1 July 2020 by Bottek, J., Soun, C., et al.


    The urothelium of the urinary bladder represents the first line of defense. However, uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) damage the urothelium and cause acute bacterial infection. Here, we demonstrate the crosstalk between macrophages and the urothelium stimulating macrophage migration into the urothelium. Using spatial proteomics by MALDI-MSI and LC-MS/MS, a novel algorithm revealed the spatial activation and migration of macrophages. Analysis of the spatial proteome unravelled the coexpression of Myo9b and F4/80 in the infected urothelium, indicating that macrophages have entered the urothelium upon infection. Immunofluorescence microscopy additionally indicated that intraurothelial macrophages phagocytosed UPEC and eliminated neutrophils. Further analysis of the spatial proteome by MALDI-MSI showed strong expression of IL-6 in the urothelium and local inhibition of this molecule reduced macrophage migration into the urothelium and aggravated the infection. After IL-6 inhibition, the expression of matrix metalloproteinases and chemokines, such as CX3CL1 was reduced in the urothelium. Accordingly, macrophage migration into the urothelium was diminished in the absence of CX3CL1 signaling in Cx3cr1gfp/gfp mice. Conclusively, this study describes the crosstalk between the infected urothelium and macrophages through IL-6-induced CX3CL1 expression. Such crosstalk facilitates the relocation of macrophages into the urothelium and reduces bacterial burden in the urinary bladder.