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FITC Mouse Anti-Rat CD8b
FITC Mouse Anti-Rat CD8b

Two-color analysis of the expression of CD8b on rat spleen cells. Lewis rat splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated anti-rat CD8a mAb OX-8 (Cat. no. 559976/554857) and FITC-conjugated mAb 341 (Right panel). Note that the CD8a+CD8b- population represents NK cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

Two-color analysis of the expression of CD8b on rat spleen cells. Lewis rat splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated anti-rat CD8a mAb OX-8 (Cat. no. 559976/554857) and FITC-conjugated mAb 341 (Right panel). Note that the CD8a+CD8b- population represents NK cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

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BD Pharmingen™
Rat (QC Testing)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
CD8-positive Wistar rat splenic T-cell hybridomas
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.5 mg/ml
AB_395621
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

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. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

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.
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Antibody Details
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341

The 341 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the β chain of the CD8 antigen on most thymocytes and a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (ie, MHC class I-restricted T cells, including most T suppressor/cytotoxic cells). The CD8 α and β chains (CD8a and CD8b, respectively) form a heterodimer on the surface of most thymocytes and thymus-dependent T suppressor/cytotoxic cells, whereas intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes, many CD8+ T cells of athymic rats, many activated CD4+ T cells, and most NK cells express CD8a without CD8b.  It has been suggested that the expression of the CD8a/CD8b heterodimer is restricted to thymus-derived T lymphocytes.  CD8 is an antigen co-receptor on the T cell surface which interacts with MHC class I 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.  Macrophages have also been reported to express CD8 α and β chains, which are involved in signal transduction.  The 341 mAb blocks proliferative and cytotoxic in vitro responses of CD8+ effectors to allogeneic cells.

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FITC
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.
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FITC
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
518 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

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  5. Kuhnlein P, Park JH, Herrmann T, Elbe A, Hunig T. Identification and characterization of rat gamma/delta T lymphocytes in peripheral lymphoid organs, small intestine, and skin with a monoclonal antibody to a constant determinant of the gamma/delta T cell receptor. J Immunol. 1994; 153(3):979-986. (Biology). View Reference
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