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R718 Mouse Anti-Human CD277
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BD OptiBuild™
CD277; Butyrophilin 3; BTN3; BTN3A1, BTN3A2, BTN3A3; BTN3.1, BTN3.2, BTN3.3
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
Human BTN3A3
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
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 232-5 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Butyrophilin 3 (BTN3), which is also known as CD277. BTN3 is comprised of three structurally related members, BTN3A1, BTN3A2, and BTN3A3. BTN3 molecules are transmembrane type 1 glycoproteins that belong to the Ig superfamily. The 232-5 antibody recognizes the variable region of the extracellular domains of BTN3 molecules. BTN3 molecules are differentially expressed by T, NKT, B, and NK cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, as well as some stem cells and tumor cells. BTN3 expression is decreased upon lymphocyte activation. The extracellular domain of CD277 is structurally related to the B7 family of proteins that regulate T cell activation. A soluble form of the 232-5 antibody can serve as an agonist in BTN3-mediated regulation of anti-CD3 ± anti-CD28 antibody activated CD4+ or CD8+ T cells.

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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Format Details
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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. Afrache H, Gouret P, Ainouche S, Pontarotti P, Olive D. The butyrophilin (BTN) gene family: from milk fat to the regulation of the immune response.. Immunogenetics. 2012; 64(11):781-94. (Clone-specific: Functional assay). View Reference
  2. Cubillos-Ruiz JR, Martinez D, Scarlett UK, et al. CD277 is a negative co-stimulatory molecule universally expressed by ovarian cancer microenvironmental cells.. Oncotarget. 2010; 1(5):329-38. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Harly C, Guillaume Y, Nedellec S, et al. Key implication of CD277/butyrophilin-3 (BTN3A) in cellular stress sensing by a major human γδ T-cell subset.. Blood. 2012; 120(11):2269-79. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Kabelitz D. Critical role of butyrophilin 3A1 in presenting prenyl pyrophosphate antigens to human γδ T cells.. Cell Mol Immunol. 2014; 11(2):117-9. (Clone-specific: Functional assay). View Reference
  5. Messal N, Mamessier E, Sylvain A, et al. Differential role for CD277 as a co-regulator of the immune signal in T and NK cells.. Eur J Immunol. 2011; 41(12):3443-54. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Yamashiro H, Yoshizaki S, Tadaki T, Egawa K, Seo N. Stimulation of human butyrophilin 3 molecules results in negative regulation of cellular immunity.. J Leukoc Biol. 2010; 88(4):757-67. (Immunogen: Blocking, Flow cytometry, Functional assay, Immunoprecipitation, Inhibition, Stimulation, Western blot). View Reference
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