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PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor
PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor

Flow cytometric analysis of αβ TCR expression in rat spleen and thymus. Lewis splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE Mouse Anti-Rat CD3 (Cat. No. 554833, left panels) and PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor (Cat. No. 557019; bottom left panel). Lewis thymocytes were stained with PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor (bottom right panel) or unstained (top right panel). Fluorescent histograms and two-color contour plots were derived from gated events with the side and forward light-scattering characteristics of viable cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

Flow cytometric analysis of αβ TCR expression in rat spleen and thymus. Lewis splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE Mouse Anti-Rat CD3 (Cat. No. 554833, left panels) and PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor (Cat. No. 557019; bottom left panel). Lewis thymocytes were stained with PerCP Mouse Anti-Rat αβ T-Cell Receptor (bottom right panel) or unstained (top right panel). Fluorescent histograms and two-color contour plots were derived from gated events with the side and forward light-scattering characteristics of viable cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

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BD Pharmingen™
TCR α/β: TCR αβ; αβ TCR; alpha beta TCR
Rat (QC Testing)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Rat T blasts and rat erythrocytes
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
AB_396553
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


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 with PerCP under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PerCP were removed. Storage of PerCP conjugates in unoptimized diluent is not recommended and may result in loss of signal intensity.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For tandem conjugates incorporating PerCP (e.g., PerCP-Cy5.5), the excitation and emission properties of PerCP and the kinetics of energy exchange between the fluorochromes of the tandem dye may limit their effectiveness on high-speed and/or sorting flow cytometers.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  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.
  4. PerCP is a photosynthetic accessory pigment from Glenodinium species of dinoflagellates, which is excited by the 488-nm light of an Argon ion laser and fluoresces at 675 nm. Therefore, PerCP-labelled antibodies can be used with FITC- and R-PE–labelled reagents in most single-laser flow cytometers with no significant spectral overlap of PerCP fluorescence with that of FITC or R-PE. PerCP has been reported to undergo significant photobleaching, the magnitude of which increases as laser power is increased or beam focus is narrowed. For third-color flow¬cytometric analysis using ≥25-mW laser power, we recommend PE-Cy5-, PE-Cy7–, or PerCP-Cy5.5-conjugated reagents.
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  6. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
  7. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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R73

The R73 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the αβ T-cell Receptor (TCR) found on most peripheral T lymphocytes, intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes, and thymocytes. It does not react with γδ TCR-bearing cells. Cross-linked R73 mAb induces T-cell activation and differentiation. In vivo treatment with mAb R73 can suppress immune function of peripheral αβ TCR-expressing T cells, and reduce the severity of experimental autoimmune, transplant rejection, and graft-versus-host responses.

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PerCP
PerCP dye is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This dye is a fluorescent protein complex with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 481 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 675 nm. PerCP is designed to be excited by the blue laser (488 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 680 nm (e.g., a 695/40 nm bandpass filter). The donor dye can be partially excited by the Violet (405 nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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PerCP
Blue 488 nm
481 nm
675 nm
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