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FITC Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C
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BD Pharmingen™
Ly6c; Lymphocyte antigen 6 complex, locus C; Lymphocyte antigen Ly-6C
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgM, κ
Not reported
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC was removed.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  5. Please refer to for technical protocols.
Antibody Details
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The AL-21 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to a non-polymorphic determinant of Ly-6C, a 14-17 kDa GPI-linked cell-surface antigen found on some monocyte/macrophage populations, granulocytes, endothelial cells, plasma cells, and thymocyte, NK-cell, and T-subsets.  Mice with the Ly-6.2 alloantigen (eg, AKR, C57BL, C57BR, C57L, C58, DBA/2, PL, SJL, SWR, 129) have subsets of CD8+ and CD4+ Ly-6C+ T cells, while Ly-6.1 strains (eg, A, BALB/c, CBA, C3H/He, DBA/1, NZB) have only CD8+ Ly-6C+ T cells.   Upregulation of Ly-6C expression on CD8+ T cells by interferons α and β and poly (I:C) has been described,  and Ly-6C is a memory marker on CD8+ T cells.

Format Details
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Fluorescein (FITC) is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 494-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 518-nm. FITC is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 520 nm (e.g., a 530/30-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
518 nm
Citations & References
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Development References (7)

  1. Cerwenka A, Carter LL, Reome JB, Swain SL, Dutton RW. In vivo persistence of CD8 polarized T cell subsets producing type 1 or type 2 cytokines. J Immunol. 1998; 161(1):97-105. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Jutila DB, Kurk S, Jutila MA.. Differences in the expression of Ly-6C on neutrophils and monocytes following PI-PLC hydrolysis and cellular activation.. Immunol Lett. 1994 ; 41(1):49-57. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Jutila MA, Kroese FG, Jutila KL, et al. Ly-6C is a monocyte/macrophage and endothelial cell differentiation antigen regulated by interferon-gamma. Eur J Immunol. 1988; 18(11):1819-1826. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  4. Sato N, Yahata T, Santa K. Functional characterization of NK1.1 + Ly-6C+ cells. Immunol Lett. 1996; 1(54):1-5-9. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  5. Takahama Y, Sharrow SO, Singer A. Expression of an unusual T cell receptor (TCR)-V beta repertoire by Ly-6C+ subpopulations of CD4+ and/or CD8+ thymocytes. Evidence for a developmental relationship between Ly-6C+ thymocytes and CD4-CD8-TCR-alpha beta+ thymocytes. J Immunol. 1991; 147(9):2883-2891. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  6. Tough DF, Borrow P, Sprent J. Induction of bystander T cell proliferation by viruses and type I interferon in vivo. Science. 1996; 272(5270):1947-1950. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Wrammert J, Källberg E, Agace WW, Leanderson T. Ly6C expression differentiates plasma cells from other B cell subsets in mice. Eur J Immunol. 2002; 32(1):97-103. (Clone-specific). View Reference
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