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BB700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a
BB700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a
Two-color flow cytometric analysis of CD8a 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 BD Horizon™ BV421 Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 562600) and either BD Horizon™ BB700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566413; Left Plot) or BD Horizon BB700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 566409 /566410; Right Plot) at 0.5 µg/test. The two-color dot plot showing the correlated expression of CD8a (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3e was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristic of viable splenic leucocytes. Flow cytometric analysis was performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Cell Analyzer System. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
Two-color flow cytometric analysis of CD8a 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 BD Horizon™ BV421 Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 562600) and either BD Horizon™ BB700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566413; Left Plot) or BD Horizon BB700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 566409 /566410; Right Plot) at 0.5 µg/test. The two-color dot plot showing the correlated expression of CD8a (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3e was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristic of viable splenic leucocytes. Flow cytometric analysis was performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Cell Analyzer System. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.
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BD Horizon™
Cd8a; CD8 alpha chain; Ly-2; Lyt2; Lyt-2; Ly-35; Ly-B
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat LOU, also known as Louvain, LOU/C, LOU/M IgG2a, κ
Mouse Spleen Cells or Thymocyte Membranes
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12525
AB_2744467
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 with BD Horizon™ BB700 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free BD Horizon BB700 were removed.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes are used in the same experiment. Fluorescent dye interactions may cause staining artifacts which may affect data interpretation. The BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer was designed to minimize these interactions. More information can be found in the Technical Data Sheet of the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 563794 or 566349).

When setting up compensation, it is recommended to compare spillover values obtained from cells and BD™ CompBeads to ensure that beads will provide sufficiently accurate spillover values.

For optimal results, it is recommended to perform two washes after staining with antibodies. Cells may be prepared, stained with antibodies and washed twice with wash buffer per established protocols for immunofluorescent staining, prior to acquisition on a flow cytometer. Performing fewer than the recommended wash steps may lead to increased spread of the negative population.

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.
  4. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  5. The manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale, or import of this product is subject to one or more patents or pending applications. 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. Diagnostic uses require a separate license.
  6. BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  7. BD Horizon Brilliant Blue 700 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,455,613 and 8,575,303.
  8. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
  9. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
Antibody Details
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53-6.7

The 53-6.7 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the 38 kDa α and 34 kDa α' chains of the CD8 differentiation antigen (Ly-2 or Lyt-2) of all mouse strains tested. The CD8 α and α' chains (CD8a) form heterodimers with the CD8 β chain (CD8b, Ly-3, or Lyt-3) on the surface of most thymocytes. A subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class I-restricted T cells, including most T suppressor/cytotoxic cells) expresses almost exclusively the CD8 αβ heterodimer. Subsets of γδ TCR-bearing T cells, intestinal intrapithelial lymphocytes, and dendritic cells express CD8a without CD8b. It has been suggested that the expression of the CD8a/CD8b heterodimer is restricted to T lymphocytes which matured in the thymus or in an extrathymic environment that had been influenced by thymus-initiated neuroendocrine signals. CD8 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class I molecules on antigen-presenting cells or epithelial cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck (p56 [lck]). The CD8 α and α' chains arise from alternatively spliced messengers of a single CD8a gene. The longer α form associates with p56 [lck] via a CXCP motif in its cytoplasmic domain, which it shares with CD4, but not with CD8b. The truncated α' chain is unable to associate with p56 [lck], and it may function to attenuate the CD8-mediated costimulatory signal during intrathymic T-cell maturation.  In vivo and in vitro treatment with 53-6.7 mAb has reportedly been effective at depleting CD8+ peripheral T lymphocytes. The 53-6.7 antibody has also been reported to cross-react with CD8 α- and α'-like polypeptides on subsets of thymic and peripheral lymphocytes in the Egyptian toad, Bufo regularis.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.

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BB700
The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 700 (BB700) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a polymer-technology dye donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 476-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 695-nm. Driven by BD innovation, BB700 is designed to be excited by the blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 695-nm (e.g., a 695/20-nm bandpass filter). The donor dye can be excited by the Violet (405 nm) laser and the acceptor dye can be excited by the red (627–640 nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. BB700 Reagents are significantly brighter than equivalent PerCP or PerCP-Cy5.5 reagents and are less sensitive to photobleaching. In addition, BB700 shows much less excitation by the violet (407-nm) laser resulting in less spillover. BB700 has minimal yellow green (562-nm) excitation and is ideal for instruments with both blue (488-nm) and yellow green (562-nm) lasers. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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BB700
Blue 488 nm
476 nm
695 nm
Citations & References
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Development References (14)

  1. Fujiura Y, Kawaguchi M, Kondo Y, et al. Development of CD8 alpha alpha+ intestinal intraepithelial T cells in beta 2-microglobulin- and/or TAP1-deficient mice. J Immunol. 1996; 156(8):2710-2715. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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  6. Ledbetter JA, Rouse RV, Micklem HS, Herzenberg LA. T cell subsets defined by expression of Lyt-1,2,3 and Thy-1 antigens. Two-parameter immunofluorescence and cytotoxicity analysis with monoclonal antibodies modifies current views. J Exp Med. 1980; 152(2):280-295. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  7. Ledbetter JA, Seaman WE, Tsu TT, Herzenberg LA. Lyt-2 and lyt-3 antigens are on two different polypeptide subunits linked by disulfide bonds. Relationship of subunits to T cell cytolytic activity. J Exp Med. 1981; 153(6):1503-1516. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Flow cytometry, Immunoprecipitation, Inhibition). View Reference
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  10. Nakayama K, Nakayama K, Negishi I, et al. Requirement for CD8 beta chain in positive selection of CD8-lineage T cells. Science. 1994; 263(5150):1131-1133. (Biology). View Reference
  11. Sydora BC, Brossay L, Hagenbaugh A, Kronenberg M, Cheroutre H. TAP-independent selection of CD8+ intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes. J Immunol. 1996; 156(11):4209-4216. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  12. Takahashi K, Nakata M, Tanaka T, et al. CD4 and CD8 regulate interleukin 2 responses of T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1992; 89(12):5557-5561. (Clone-specific: Immunoprecipitation, Inhibition). View Reference
  13. Vremec D, Zorbas M, Scollay R, et al. The surface phenotype of dendritic cells purified from mouse thymus and spleen: investigation of the CD8 expression by a subpopulation of dendritic cells. J Exp Med. 1992; 176(1):47-58. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  14. van Ewijk W, van Soest PL, van den Engh GJ. Fluorescence analysis and anatomic distribution of mouse T lymphocyte subsets defined by monoclonal antibodies to the antigens Thy-1, Lyt-1, Lyt-2, and T-200. J Immunol. 1981; 127(6):2594-2604. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry). View Reference
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