Description: The D7 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse Sca-1, an 18 kDa member of the Ly-6 family of GPI-linked surface proteins. D7 reacts with both Ly-6E.1 and Ly-6A.2 molecules expressed by mouse hematopoietic stem cells, myeloid population and peripheral T and B cells. Non-activated splenocytes from Ly-6.2 strains including C57BL, SJL, 129, AKR, and others demonstrate higher frequency of D7-positive cells compared to the Ly-6.1 strains such as BALB/c, C3H, NZB and others. Sca-1 is expressed at high levels upon activation regardless of the Ly-6 haplotype. The Ly-6 family is involved in regulation and function of T cell activation. Sca-1 is a major phenotypic marker for mouse hematopoietic progenitor/stem cell subset.