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PE Mouse Anti-Mouse NK-1.1
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PE Mouse Anti-Mouse NK-1.1
Two-color analysis of NK-1.1 expression on splenocytes. C57BL/6NHsd splenocytes were incubated simultaneously with FITC-conjugated anti-mouse CD3e mAb 145-2C11 (Cat. No. 553061/553062) and PE-conjugated mAb PK136. NK-1.1+ CD3e- NK cells and NK-1.1[dim] CD3e+ NK-T cells are detected. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.
Two-color analysis of NK-1.1 expression on splenocytes. C57BL/6NHsd splenocytes were incubated simultaneously with FITC-conjugated anti-mouse CD3e mAb 145-2C11 (Cat. No. 553061/553062) and PE-conjugated mAb PK136. NK-1.1+ CD3e- NK cells and NK-1.1[dim] CD3e+ NK-T cells are detected. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.
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BD Pharmingen™
Klrb1b, CD161b, Nkrp1b; Klrb1c, CD161c, NK1.1, Nkrp1c
Mouse (QC Testing)
Mouse C3H x BALB/c IgG2a, κ
Mouse NK-1+ Spleen and Bone Marrow Cells
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 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 R-PE under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE were removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  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.
Antibody Details
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In the mouse, at least three members of the Klrb (Killer cell lectin-like receptor, subfamily b; formerly NKR-P1) gene family have been identified (Klrb1a/NKR-P1A, Klrb1b/NKR-P1B, and Klrb1c/NKR-P1C); but in the human gene family, a single homologue has been designated KLRB1, NKR-P1A, or CD161. The KLRB1/NKR-P1 family of proteins are type-II-transmembrane C-type lectin receptors. KLRB1C/NKR-P1C activates NK-cell cytotoxicity, while KLRB1B/NKR-P1B functions as an inhibitory receptor. KLRB1B/NKR-P1B protein has intracellular Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Inhibitory Motif (ITIM), while KLRB1C/NKR-P1C lacks ITIM and activates via association with Fc Receptor γ chain. Strikingly, KLRB1B/NKR-P1B and KLRB1C/NKR-P1C share 96% amino acid sequence identity in their extracellular C-type lectin domains. The PK136 antibody reacts with the NK-1.1 surface antigen (CD161c) encoded by the Klrb1c/NKR-P1C gene expressed on natural killer (NK) cells in selected strains of mice (eg, C57BL, FVB/N, NZB, but not A, AKR, BALB/c, CBA/J, C3H, C57BR, C58, DBA/1, DBA/2, NOD, SJL, 129) and the CD161b antigen encoded by the Klrb1b/NKR-P1B gene expressed only on Swiss NIH and SJL mice, but not on C57BL/6. Expression of KLRB1C/NKR-P1C protein is correlated with the ability to lyse tumor cells in vitro and to mediate rejection of bone marrow allografts. The NK-1.1 marker is useful in defining NK cells; however, the antigen is also expressed on a rare, specialized population of T lymphocytes (NK-T cells) and some cultured monocytes. Plate-bound PK136 mAb, in combination with low concentrations of IL-2, induces proliferation of a subset of NK cells.

This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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R-Phycoerythrin (PE), is part of the BD family of Phycobiliprotein dyes. This fluorochrome is a multimeric fluorescent phycobiliprotein with excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 496 nm and 566 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 576 nm. PE is designed to be excited by the Blue (488 nm), Green (532 nm) and Yellow-Green (561 nm) lasers and detected using an optical filter centered near 575 nm (e.g., a 575/26-nm bandpass filter). As PE is excited by multiple lasers, this can result in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover on instruments with various combinations of Blue, Green, and Yellow-Green lasers. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Yellow-Green 488 nm, 532 nm, 561 nm
496 nm, 566 nm
576 nm
Citations & References
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View product citations for antibody "553165" on CiteAb

Development References (11)

  1. Arase N, Arase H, Park SY, Ohno H, Ra C, Saito T. Association with FcRgamma is essential for activation signal through NKR-P1 (CD161) in natural killer (NK) cells and NK1.1+ T cells. J Exp Med. 1997; 186(12):1957-1963. (Biology). View Reference
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  6. Lanier LL. Natural killer cells: from no receptors to too many. Immunity. 1997; 6(4):371-378. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Reichlin A, Yokoyama WM. Natural killer cell proliferation induced by anti-NK1.1 and IL-2. Immunol Cell Biol. 1998; 76(2):143-152. (Clone-specific: Induction). View Reference
  8. Sentman CL, Kumar V, Koo G, Bennett M. Effector cell expression of NK1.1, a murine natural killer cell-specific molecule, and ability of mice to reject bone marrow allografts. J Immunol. 1989; 142(6):1847-1853. (Clone-specific: Depletion). View Reference
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  10. Yokoyama WM, Seaman WE. The Ly-49 and NKR-P1 gene families encoding lectin-like receptors on natural killer cells: the NK gene complex. Annu Rev Immunol. 1993; 11:613-635. (Biology). View Reference
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