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R718 Mouse Anti-Human CD119
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BD OptiBuild™
IFN- gamma receptor alpha chain
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Human IFN-γRα
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
VI C-110
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤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 to the dye under optimum conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

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. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  2. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  3. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  4. 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.
  5. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
  6. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. This product is provided under an Agreement between BIOTIUM and BD Biosciences. This product, and only in the amount purchased by buyer, may be used solely for buyer’s own internal research, in a manner consistent with the accompanying product literature. No other right to use, sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product, or (b) its components is hereby granted expressly, by implication or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses require a separate license from Biotium, Inc. For information on purchasing a license to this product including for purposes other than research, contact Biotium, Inc., 3159 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545, Tel: (510) 265-1027. Fax: (510) 265-1352. Email:
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Antibody Details
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The GIR-208 antibody recognizes the extracellular region of CD119 which is also known as the alpha chain subunit (80-95 kDa glycoprotein) of the human interferon-γ receptor (IFN-γRα).  The functionally active-form of the human IFN-γ receptor consists of two (or more) subunits, with IFN-γRα responsible for IFN-γ binding and both the IFN-γRα and β chains required for the transduction of biologic responses.  The IFN-γ receptor α chain (CD119) is expressed on the surface of most human cells (except mature erythrocytes) including monocytes, macrophages, T cells, B cells, NK cells, neutrophils, fibroblasts, epithelial cells, and endothelium.  Binding of 125I-labeled GIR-208 antibody to IFN-γRα+ cells is reported to be specifically inhibited in the presence of excess IFN-γ.  GIR-208 does not cross react with IFN-γ as tested by ELISA. The ability of this antibody to bind to IFN-γ receptors of species other than human has not been determined. The immunogen used to generate this hybridoma was human IFN-γRα purified from human placenta.  The GIR- 208 has been reported to block the binding of 125I-human IFN-γ to IFN-γRα+ cells as well as purified, soluble human IFN-γRα. GIR-208 is a neutralizing antibody that has been shown to neutralize the anti-viral activity of IFN-γ on WISH cells in a dose-dependent fashion.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively 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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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.
Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

  1. Bach EA, Aguet M, Schreiber RD. The IFN gamma receptor: a paradigm for cytokine receptor signaling. Annu Rev Immunol. 1997; 15:563-591. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Gumina RJ, Freire-Moar J, DeYoung L, Webb DR, Devens BH. Transduction of the IFN-gamma signal for HLA-DR expression in the promonocytic line THP-1 involves a late-acting PKC activity. Cell Immunol. 1991; 138(2):265-279. (Clone-specific: Neutralization). View Reference
  3. Kishimoto T. Tadamitsu Kishimoto .. et al., ed. Leucocyte typing VI : white cell differentiation antigens : proceedings of the sixth international workshop and conference held in Kobe, Japan, 10-14 November 1996. New York: Garland Pub.; 1997:818-821.
  4. Peyman JA, Hammond GL. Localization of IFN-gamma receptor in first trimester placenta to trophoblasts but lack of stimulation of HLA-DRA, -DRB, or invariant chain mRNA expression by IFN-gamma. J Immunol. 1992; 149(8):2675-2680. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Sheehan KC, Calderon J, Schreiber RD. Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific for the human IFN-gamma receptor. J Immunol. 1988; 140(12):4231-4237. (Immunogen: Neutralization, Western blot). View Reference
  6. Valente G, Ozmen L, Novelli F. Distribution of interferon-gamma receptor in human tissues. Eur J Immunol. 1992; 22(9):2403-2412. (Biology). View Reference
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