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FITC Mouse Anti-Bad
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
Human (QC Testing), Mouse, Rat (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG2b
Mouse Bad aa. 39-198
Immunofluorescence (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry (Not Recommended)
23 kDa
250 µg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at -20°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC was removed.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  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.
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Antibody Details
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Isolated by screening for Bcl-2 interacting proteins, Bad shows significant homology to Bcl-2 within the Bcl-2 homology domains 1 and 2 (BH1 and BH2). In addition, several other proteins involved in cell death such as Bax, Bcl-X[L], Mcl-1, and A1 share similar homology with Bcl-2. Bcl-2 is known to oppose several apoptotic signals and is considered to be a central downstream cell death repressor. Bcl-X[L] represses apoptosis, but its short form, Bcl-X[S], promotes cell death. Bax is known to homodimerize as well as heterodimerize with Bcl-2. An excess concentration of Bax opposes the ability of Bcl-2 to repress cell death. Bad can selectively dimerize with Bcl-X[L] and Bcl-2, but not with Bax, Bcl-X[S], Mcl-1, A1, or itself. In mammalian cells, Bad binds more strongly to Bcl-X[L] than Bcl-2. This may explain why Bad reverses the death repressor activity of Bcl-X[L], but not that of Bcl-2. The formation of the Bad-Bcl-X[L] heterodimer displaces Bax and  restores favorable conditions for apoptosis.

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

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Format Details
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Fluorescein (FITC) is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 494-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 518-nm. FITC is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 520 nm (e.g., a 530/30-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
518 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (1)

  1. Yang E, Zha J, Jockel J, Boise LH, Thompson CB, Korsmeyer SJ. Bad, a heterodimeric partner for Bcl-XL and Bcl-2, displaces Bax and promotes cell death. Cell. 1995; 80(2):285-291. (Biology). View Reference
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