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R718 Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C
R718 Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C

Two-color flow cytometric analysis of Ly-6C expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were preincubated with Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 antibody (Mouse BD Fc Block™) (Cat. No. 553141/553142). The cells were then stained with FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 503030/503031/561966) and either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgM, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566950; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C (Cat. No. 566987; Right Plot) at 1 µg/test. A bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of Ly-6C (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD8a was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable 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.

Two-color flow cytometric analysis of Ly-6C expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were preincubated with Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 antibody (Mouse BD Fc Block™) (Cat. No. 553141/553142). The cells were then stained with FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 503030/503031/561966) and either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgM, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566950; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C (Cat. No. 566987; Right Plot) at 1 µg/test. A bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of Ly-6C (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD8a was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable 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 Horizon™
Ly6c; Lymphocyte antigen 6 complex, locus C; Lymphocyte antigen Ly-6C
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgM, κ
Not reported
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
AB_2869991
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤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 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 CompBead 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. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  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. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
  5. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  6. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  7. 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: btinfo@biotium.com.
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Antibody Details
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AL-21

The AL-21 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to a non-polymorphic determinant of Ly-6C, a 14-17 kDa GPI-linked cell-surface antigen found on some monocyte/macrophage populations, granulocytes, endothelial cells, plasma cells, and thymocyte, NK-cell, and T-subsets.  Mice with the Ly-6.2 alloantigen (eg, AKR, C57BL, C57BR, C57L, C58, DBA/2, PL, SJL, SWR, 129) have subsets of CD8+ and CD4+ Ly-6C+ T cells, while Ly-6.1 strains (eg, A, BALB/c, CBA, C3H/He, DBA/1, NZB) have only CD8+ Ly-6C+ T cells.   Upregulation of Ly-6C expression on CD8+ T cells by interferons α and β and poly (I:C) has been described,  and Ly-6C is a memory marker on 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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R718
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.
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R718
Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (7)

  1. Cerwenka A, Carter LL, Reome JB, Swain SL, Dutton RW. In vivo persistence of CD8 polarized T cell subsets producing type 1 or type 2 cytokines. J Immunol. 1998; 161(1):97-105. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Jutila DB, Kurk S, Jutila MA.. Differences in the expression of Ly-6C on neutrophils and monocytes following PI-PLC hydrolysis and cellular activation.. Immunol Lett. 1994 ; 41(1):49-57. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Jutila MA, Kroese FG, Jutila KL, et al. Ly-6C is a monocyte/macrophage and endothelial cell differentiation antigen regulated by interferon-gamma. Eur J Immunol. 1988; 18(11):1819-1826. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Sato N, Yahata T, Santa K. Functional characterization of NK1.1 + Ly-6C+ cells. Immunol Lett. 1996; 1(54):1-5-9. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Fluorescence activated cell sorting). View Reference
  5. Takahama Y, Sharrow SO, Singer A. Expression of an unusual T cell receptor (TCR)-V beta repertoire by Ly-6C+ subpopulations of CD4+ and/or CD8+ thymocytes. Evidence for a developmental relationship between Ly-6C+ thymocytes and CD4-CD8-TCR-alpha beta+ thymocytes. J Immunol. 1991; 147(9):2883-2891. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  6. Tough DF, Borrow P, Sprent J. Induction of bystander T cell proliferation by viruses and type I interferon in vivo. Science. 1996; 272(5270):1947-1950. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Wrammert J, Källberg E, Agace WW, Leanderson T. Ly6C expression differentiates plasma cells from other B cell subsets in mice. Eur J Immunol. 2002; 32(1):97-103. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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