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R718 Rat Anti-Mouse IL-4
R718 Rat Anti-Mouse IL-4
Two-color flow cytometric analysis of IL-4 expression in stimulated mouse T cells. Mouse splenic CD4+ T cells were cultured (2 days) with plate-bound Purified NA/LE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e (Cat. No. 553057; 10 μg/ml for coating) and soluble Purified NA/LE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD28 (Cat. No. 553294; 2 μg/ml) antibodies with Recombinant IL-2 (Cat. No. 550069; 10 ng/ml) and IL-4 (Cat. No. 550067; 25 ng/ml) proteins. The cells were subsequently cultured (3 days) with Recombinant IL-2 and IL-4. The cells were then stimulated with PMA (Sigma Cat. No. P-8139) and Ionomycin (Sigma Cat. No. I-0634) in the presence of BD GolgiStop™ Protein Transport Inhibitor (containing Monensin) (Cat. No. 554724) for 6 hours. The cells were washed and fixed with BD Cytofix™ Fixation Buffer (Cat. No. 554655). The fixed cells were washed and then permeabilized and stained  in BD Perm/Wash™ Buffer (Cat. No. 554723) with FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 553047/553046/561835) and with either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566948; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse IL-4 antibody (Cat. No. 567083; Right Plot) at 0.125 µg/test using the BD Biosciences Intracellular Cytokine Staining protocol. A bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of IL-4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD4 was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact stimulated lymphocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Cell Analyzer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
Two-color flow cytometric analysis of IL-4 expression in stimulated mouse T cells. Mouse splenic CD4+ T cells were cultured (2 days) with plate-bound Purified NA/LE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e (Cat. No. 553057; 10 μg/ml for coating) and soluble Purified NA/LE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD28 (Cat. No. 553294; 2 μg/ml) antibodies with Recombinant IL-2 (Cat. No. 550069; 10 ng/ml) and IL-4 (Cat. No. 550067; 25 ng/ml) proteins. The cells were subsequently cultured (3 days) with Recombinant IL-2 and IL-4. The cells were then stimulated with PMA (Sigma Cat. No. P-8139) and Ionomycin (Sigma Cat. No. I-0634) in the presence of BD GolgiStop™ Protein Transport Inhibitor (containing Monensin) (Cat. No. 554724) for 6 hours. The cells were washed and fixed with BD Cytofix™ Fixation Buffer (Cat. No. 554655). The fixed cells were washed and then permeabilized and stained  in BD Perm/Wash™ Buffer (Cat. No. 554723) with FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 553047/553046/561835) and with either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566948; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse IL-4 antibody (Cat. No. 567083; Right Plot) at 0.125 µg/test using the BD Biosciences Intracellular Cytokine Staining protocol. A bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of IL-4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD4 was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact stimulated lymphocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Cell Analyzer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
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BD Horizon™
IL4: Interleukin-4; BSF-1; B-cell growth factor 1; BCGF-1
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG1
Partially Purified Mouse IL-4
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


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 to the dye under optimum conditions and unreacted dye was removed.

Recommended Assay Procedures

BD™ CompBeads can be used as surrogates to assess fluorescence spillover (Compensation). When fluorochrome conjugated antibodies are bound to BD CompBeads, they have spectral properties very similar to cells. However, for some fluorochromes there can be small differences in spectral emissions compared to cells, resulting in spillover values that differ when compared to biological controls. It is strongly recommended that when using a reagent for the first time, users compare the spillover on cells and BD CompBead to ensure that BD CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

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. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
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  7. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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11B11

Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is a pleiotropic cytokine that has many roles, such as inducing the differentiation of naïve helper T cells (Th0 cells) to Th2 cells, stimulating activated B-cell and T-cell proliferation, and promoting immunoglobulin class switching to IgG1 and IgE in mouse B-cells.  IL-4 is expressed by CD4 T-cells, mast cells, basophils and eosinophils.  IL-4 was previously known as B-Cell Differentiation Factor (BCDF) or B-cell Stimulatory Factor (BSF1).  The 11B11 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse IL-4. The immunogen used to generate the 11B11 hybridoma was partially purified mouse IL-4 prepared from the supernatant of Phorbol 12-Myristate 13-Acetate (PMA)-stimulated EL-4 cells. The 11B11 antibody is reportedly a neutralizing antibody.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively by for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 - 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor 700.

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R718
The BD Horizon™ Red 718 (R718) Dye is part of the BD red family of dyes. It is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 695-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 718-nm. Driven by BD innovation, R718 is designed to be excited by the red laser (627–640-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 720-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). R718 is a brighter alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. R718 is also a bright small molecule alternative to APC-R700 with lower spread into the APC detector. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (10)

  1. Abrams J. Immunoenzymetric assay of mouse and human cytokines using NIP-labeled anti-cytokine antibodies. Curr Protoc Immunol. 2001; 1:6.20-6.21. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  2. Assenmacher M, Schmitz J, Radbruch A. Flow cytometric determination of cytokines in activated murine T helper lymphocytes: expression of interleukin-10 in interferon-gamma and in interleukin-4-expressing cells. Eur J Immunol. 1994; 24(5):1097-1101. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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  4. Lindqvist C, Lundstrom H, Oker-Blom C, Akerman KE. Enhanced IL-4-mediated D10.G4.1 proliferation with suboptimal concentrations of anti-IL-4 receptor monoclonal antibodies. J Immunol. 1993; 150(2):394-398. (Clone-specific: Neutralization). View Reference
  5. Ohara J, Paul WE. Production of a monoclonal antibody to and molecular characterization of B-cell stimulatory factor-1. Nature. 1985; 315(6017):333-336. (Immunogen). View Reference
  6. Openshaw P, Murphy EE, Hosken NA, et al. Heterogeneity of intracellular cytokine synthesis at the single-cell level in polarized T helper 1 and T helper 2 populations. J Exp Med. 1995; 182(5):1357-1367. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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  8. Sadick MD, Heinzel FP, Holaday BJ, Pu RT, Dawkins RS, Locksley RM. Cure of murine leishmaniasis with anti-interleukin 4 monoclonal antibody. Evidence for a T cell-dependent, interferon gamma-independent mechanism. J Exp Med. 1990; 171(1):115-127. (Clone-specific: Neutralization). View Reference
  9. Sander B, Hoiden I, Andersson U, Moller E, Abrams JS. Similar frequencies and kinetics of cytokine producing cells in murine peripheral blood and spleen. Cytokine detection by immunoassay and intracellular immunostaining. J Immunol Methods. 1993; 166(2):201-214. (Clone-specific: ELISA, Flow cytometry). View Reference
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