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Biotin Rat Anti-Mouse Ly-6C
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BD Pharmingen™
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgM, κ
Not reported
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry-frozen (Tested During Development)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with biotin under optimum conditions, and unreacted biotin was removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Recommended Assay Procedures

This antibody has been tested during the development by immunohistochemical staining of acetone-fixed frozen mouse spleen/thymus tissue sections with the antibody concentration of  2 - 10 µg/ml. It's not tested for each lot by immunohistochemical staining  application.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to 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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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.

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Biotin is a ubiquitous co-factor (also known as Vitamin B7) that has many properties that make it extremely useful for molecular biology. Biotin has an extremely high affinity for the Avidin family of proteins (Kd = 10-15 M), making it the perfect tool to link two molecules. Biotin labeled antibodies can be combined with any number of Avidin-conjugated probes in order to customize an assay to a particular need. This is especially useful in the case of magnetic cell separation using streptavidin/magnetic bead conjugates, or in the case of flow cytometry using streptavidin/fluorophore conjugates.
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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. (Clone-specific). 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). 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). 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). View Reference
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