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APC-H7 Rat anti-Mouse CD4
APC-H7 Rat anti-Mouse CD4

Two-color analysis of CD4 expression on T lymphocytes. BALB/c splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated 1445-2C11 mAb (anti-mouse CD3e, Cat. No. 553063/553064, both panels), and APC-H7 conjugated rat anti-mouse CD4 clone GK1.5 mAb (right panel) or APC-H7 Rat IgG2b isotype control (Cat. no. 560200, left panel). Flow cytometry was performed on a BD™ LSR II flow cytometry system and the dot plots were derived from the gated events based on light scattering characteristics of viable splenocytes.

Two-color analysis of CD4 expression on T lymphocytes. BALB/c splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated 1445-2C11 mAb (anti-mouse CD3e, Cat. No. 553063/553064, both panels), and APC-H7 conjugated rat anti-mouse CD4 clone GK1.5 mAb (right panel) or APC-H7 Rat IgG2b isotype control (Cat. no. 560200, left panel). Flow cytometry was performed on a BD™ LSR II flow cytometry system and the dot plots were derived from the gated events based on light scattering characteristics of viable splenocytes.

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BD Pharmingen™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat LEW, also known as Lewis IgG2b, κ
Mouse CTL clone V4
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12504
AB_1645235
Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤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 with APC-H7 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and APC-H7 were removed.

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. BD APC-H7 is a tandem conjugate and an analog of APC-Cy7 with the same spectral properties. It has decreased intensity but it is engineered for greater stability and less spillover in the APC channel and consequently offers better performance than APC-Cy7. It has an absorption maximum of approximately 650 nm. When excited by light from a red laser, the APC fluorochrome can transfer energy to the cyanine dye, which then emits at a longer wavelength. The resulting fluorescent emission maximum is approximately 767 nm. BD recommends that a 750-nm longpass filter be used along with a red-sensitive detector such as the Hamamatsu R3896 PMT. As with APC-Cy7 special filters are required when using APC-H7 in conjunction with APC. Note: Although our APC-H7 products demonstrate higher lot-to lot consistency than other APC tandem conjugate products, and every effort is made to minimize the lot-to-lot variation in residual emission from APC, it is strongly recommended that every lot be tested for differences in the amount of compensation required and that individual compensation controls are run for each APC-H7 conjugate.
  4. Although BD APC-H7 is engineered to minimize spillover to the APC channel and is more stable and less affected by light, temperature, and formaldehyde-based fixatives, compared to other APC-cyanine tandem dyes, it is still good practice to minimize as much as possible, any light, temperature and fixative exposure when working with all fluorescent conjugates.
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  6. 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.
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Antibody Details
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GK1.5

The GK1.5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the mouse CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen. CD4 is expressed on most thymocytes, a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells), and a subset of NK-T cells. In addition, CD4 has also been reported to be detectable on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 has also 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. The GK1.5 antibody reportedly blocks binding of the RM4-5 and H129.19, but not RM4-4 mouse CD4-specific antibodies.

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APC-H7
The BD Horizon™ APC-H7 dye is a part of the BD APC red family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a Allophycocyanin (APC) donor that has excitation maxima (Ex Max) of 659 nm and an acceptor dye, H7, with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 782 nm. APC-H7, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the Red (627-640 nm) laser and detected using an optical filter centered near 780 nm (e.g., a 760/60 nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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APC-H7
Red 627-640 nm
659 nm
782 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (9)

  1. Bierer BE, Sleckman BP, Ratnofsky SE, Burakoff SJ. The biologic roles of CD2, CD4, and CD8 in T-cell activation. Annu Rev Immunol. 1989; 7:579-599. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Dialynas DP, Quan ZS, Wall KA, et al. Characterization of the murine T cell surface molecule, designated L3T4, identified by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: similarity of L3T4 to the human Leu-3/T4 molecule. J Immunol. 1983; 131(5):2445-2451. (Immunogen). View Reference
  3. Dialynas DP, Wilde DB, Marrack P, et al. Characterization of the murine antigenic determinant, designated L3T4a, recognized by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: expression of L3T4a by functional T cell clones appears to correlate primarily with class II MHC antigen-reactivity. Immunol Rev. 1983; 74:29-56. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Depletion, Flow cytometry, Immunoprecipitation, Western blot). View Reference
  4. Ghobrial RR, Boublik M, Winn HJ, Auchincloss H Jr. In vivo use of monoclonal antibodies against murine T cell antigens. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1989; 52(3):486-506. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Janeway CA Jr. The T cell receptor as a multicomponent signalling machine: CD4/CD8 coreceptors and CD45 in T cell activation. Annu Rev Immunol. 1992; 10:645-674. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Kruisbeek AM. In vivo depletion of CD4- and CD8-specific T cells. Curr Protoc Immunol. 1991; 4.1.1-4.1.5. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Wineman JP, Gilmore GL, Gritzmacher C, Torbett BE, Muller-Sieburg CE. CD4 is expressed on murine pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. Blood. 1992; 180(7):1717-1724. (Biology). View Reference
  8. Wu L, Antica M, Johnson GR, Scollay R, Shortman K. Developmental potential of the earliest precursor cells from the adult mouse thymus. J Exp Med. 1991; 174(6):1617-1627. (Biology). View Reference
  9. Wu L, Scollay R, Egerton M, Pearse M, Spangrude GJ, Shortman K. CD4 expressed on earliest T-lineage precursor cells in the adult murine thymus. Nature. 1991; 349(6304):71-74. (Biology). View Reference
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