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BUV615 Mouse Anti-Rat CD161a
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BD OptiBuild™
CD161/Cd161; CD161a, Klrb1a, Nkrp1a/NKR-P1A; CD161b, Klrb1b, Nkrp1b/NKR-P1B
Rat (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Not reported
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

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 that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

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.

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. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

Note:  When using high concentrations of antibody, background binding of this dye to erythroid cell subsets (mature erythrocytes and precursors) has been observed.  For researchers studying these cell populations, or in cases where light scatter gating does not adequately exclude these cells from the analysis, this background may be an important factor to consider when selecting reagents for panel(s).

Product Notices

  1. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  2. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  3. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  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.
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  7. 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.
  8. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  9. CF™ is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
  10. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 615 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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Antibody Details
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The 10/78 monoclonal antibody recognizes the rat CD161 proteins, CD161a (also known as, Klrb1a, or Nkrp1a/NKR-P1A), and CD161b (Klrb1b, Nkrp1b/NKR-P1B). These type II transmembrane glycoproteins have an extracellular C-type lectin domain and thus belong to the C-type lectin superfamily. These CD161 proteins form ~ 60 kDa homodimers that are expressed on natural killer cells and subsets of T lymphocytes, activated monocytes, and dendritic cells. The 10/78 antibody competes with the previously-described 3.2.3 antibody for binding to these CD161 proteins. CD161 molecules are C-type lectin-like receptors that can either activate (CD161a) or inhibit (CD161b) effector leucocyte responses, eg, cytotoxicity or cytokine production, against target cells which express C-type lectin-like related (Clr) molecules. Although several members of the Klrb1 gene family have been identified in the mouse and rat, only a single human KLRB1 homolog has been discovered.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP.  Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).

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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 615 (BUV615) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 615-nm. BUV615, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 615-nm (e.g, 610/20 bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Blue (488-nm) and yellow-green (561-nm) lasers resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
615 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (14)

  1. Bezouska K, Vlahas G, Horvath O, et al. Rat natural killer cell antigen, NKR-P1, related to C-type animal lectins is a carbohydrate-binding protein. J Biol Chem. 1994; 269(24):16945-16952. (Biology). View Reference
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  7. Kraus E, Lambracht D, Wonigeit K, Hunig T. Negative regulation of rat natural killer cell activity by major histocompatibility complex class I recognition. Eur J Immunol. 1996; 26(11):2582-2586. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
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  9. Li J, Rabinovich BA, Hurren R, Shannon J, Miller RG. Expression cloning and function of the rat NK activating and inhibitory receptors NKR-P1A and -P1B. Int Immunol. 2003; 15(3):411-416. (Clone-specific: Activation, Calcium Flux, Cytotoxicity, Flow cytometry, Functional assay, Inhibition). View Reference
  10. Ryan JC, Niemi EC, Nakamura MC, Seaman WE. NKR-P1A is a target-specific receptor that activates natural killer cell cytotoxicity. J Exp Med. 1995; 181(5):1911-1915. (Biology). View Reference
  11. Scriba A, Grau V, Steiniger B. Phenotype of rat monocytes during acute kidney allograft rejection: increased expression of NKR-P1 and reduction of CD43. Scand J Immunol. 1998; 47(4):332-342. (Biology). View Reference
  12. Scriba A, Schneider M, Grau V, van der Meide PH, Steiniger B. Rat monocytes up-regulate NKR-P1A and down-modulate CD4 and CD43 during activation in vivo: monocyte subpopulations in normal and IFN-gamma-treated rats. J Leukoc Biol. 1997; 62(6):741-752. (Biology). View Reference
  13. Trinite B, Voisine C, Yagita H, Josien R. A subset of cytolytic dendritic cells in rat. J Immunol. 2000; 165(8):4202-4208. (Biology). View Reference
  14. Webster GA, Bowles MJ, Karim MS, Wood RF, Pockley AG. Activation antigen expression on peripheral blood neutrophils following rat small bowel transplantation. NKR-P1 is a novel antigen preferentially expressed during allograft rejection. Transplantation. 1994; 58(6):707-712. (Biology). View Reference
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