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BUV805 Rat Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32
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BD OptiBuild™
Fcgr3/Fcgr2b; Fc gamma RIII/Fc gamma RIIB; FcγRIII/FcγRIIB
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat WI, also known as Wistar (outbred) IgG2a, λ
Mouse Pre-B cells
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. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 805 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 Ab93 monoclonal antibody (aka, Antibody93) specifically recognizes a common epitope on the extracellular domains of mouse CD16 (Fc gamma RIII/FcγRIII encoded by Fcgr3) and CD32 (Fc gamma RIIB/FcγRIIB encoded by Fcgr2b). Therefore, Ab93 is referred to as an Anti-CD16/32 or Anti-FcgRII/III antibody. CD16 is variably expressed on neutrophils, macrophages, and natural killer (NK) cells whereas CD32 is expressed on B cells, monocytes, granulocytes, platelets and endothelial cells. CD16 and CD32 serve as low affinity receptors for IgG Fc constant regions and are involved in regulating various cellular functions including antibody-dependent cellular toxicity (ADCC), phagocytosis, effector cell degranulation, and B cell proliferation. In addition to identifying CD16- or CD32-positive cells, the Ab93 antibody is useful in phenotyping studies for blocking nonspecific staining due to Fc receptor-mediated binding of other antibodies. Ab93 is also useful in functional studies due to its Fc receptor blocking capability or by its capacity to crosslink Fc receptors leading to signal transduction that triggers cellular responses. Ab93 (Rat IgG2a, λ) and clone 2.4G2 (Rat IgG2b, κ), another mouse CD16/32-specific antibody, reportedly have similar specificities. The differences in the Ig heavy chain or Ig light chain isotypes of these CD16/32-specific antibodies afford flexibility in the design of experimental model systems involving other antibodies.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV805 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 805 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV805 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 820/60 filter and a 770LP.

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 805 (BUV805) 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 351-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 803-nm. BUV805, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 805-nm (e.g., a 820/60 or a 780/60 bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
351 nm
803 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Hirohashi T, Uehara S, Chase CM, et al. Complement independent antibody-mediated endarteritis and transplant arteriopathy in mice.. Am J Transplant. 2010; 10(3):510-7. (Clone-specific: Immunohistochemistry). View Reference
  2. Honjo K, Kubagawa Y, Kubagawa H. Is Toso/IgM Fc receptor (FcμR) expressed by innate immune cells?. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013; 110(28):E2540-1. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Flow cytometry). View Reference
  3. Nimmerjahn F, Ravetch JV. FcγRs in health and disease. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2011; 350:105-125. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Oliver AM, Grimaldi JC, Howard MC, Kearney JF. Independently ligating CD38 and Fc gammaRIIB relays a dominant negative signal to B cells.. Hybridoma. 1999; 18(2):113-9. (Immunogen: Blocking, Flow cytometry, Fluorescence microscopy, Functional assay, Immunofluorescence, Inhibition). View Reference
  5. Torii I, Oka S, Hotomi M, et al. PIR-B-deficient mice are susceptible to Salmonella infection.. J Immunol. 2008; 181(6):4229-39. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Flow cytometry). View Reference
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