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Alexa Fluor® 700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
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Alexa Fluor® 700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with PE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553063/553064/561824) and either Alexa Fluor™ 700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 557963; Left Plot) or Alexa Fluor™ 700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (Cat. No. 557956/ 561025; Right Plot) at 0.06 µg/test. The bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3ε was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact leucocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with PE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553063/553064/561824) and either Alexa Fluor™ 700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 557963; Left Plot) or Alexa Fluor™ 700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (Cat. No. 557956/ 561025; Right Plot) at 0.06 µg/test. The bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3ε was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact leucocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
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BD Pharmingen™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat DA, also known as DA/HA IgG2a, κ
Mouse Thymocytes (BALB/c)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12504
AB_396956
Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. 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® CompBeads 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. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  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 www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  5. This product is provided under an intellectual property license between Life Technologies Corporation and BD Businesses. The purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased amount of the product and components of the product in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). The buyer cannot sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product (b) its components or (c) materials made using this product or its components to a third party or otherwise use this product or its components or materials made using this product or its components for Commercial Purposes. Commercial Purposes means any activity by a party for consideration and may include, but is not limited to: (1) use of the product or its components in manufacturing; (2) use of the product or its components to provide a service, information, or data; (3) use of the product or its components for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; or (4) resale of the product or its components, whether or not such product or its components are resold for use in research. For information on purchasing a license to this product for any other use, contact Life Technologies Corporation, Cell Analysis Business Unit Business Development, 29851 Willow Creek Road, Eugene, OR 97402, USA, Tel: (541) 465-8300. Fax: (541) 335-0504.
  6. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Alexa Fluor™ is a trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
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RM4-5

The RM4-5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen expressed on most thymocytes, subpopulations of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells and immunosuppressive regulatory T cells), and a subset of NK-T cells. CD4 has also been reported to be detected on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 has been reported to be expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm. CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. Purified RM4-5 mAb has been reported to block the binding of FITC-conjugated anti-mouse CD4 clones GK1.5 and H129.19, but not the RM4-4 clone.

This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Alexa Fluor™ 700
Alexa Fluor™ 700 dye is part of the BD red family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 697 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 719-nm. Alexa Fluor™ 700 is designed to be excited by the Red (627–640-nm) laser and detected using an optical filter centered near 720-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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Alexa Fluor™ 700
Red 627-640 nm
697 nm
719 nm
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Citations & References
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