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RB744 Mouse Anti-Human IgG2
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BD OptiBuild™
IGHG2; Immunoglobulin heavy constant gamma 2
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Purified Human IgG2 Myeloma Protein
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® CompBeads to ensure that BD® CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

Product Notices

  1. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  2. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  3. For U.S. patents that may apply, see
  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. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  6. 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.
  7. Human donor specific background has been observed in relation to the presence of anti-polyethylene glycol (PEG) antibodies, developed as a result of certain vaccines containing PEG, including some COVID-19 vaccines. We recommend use of BD Horizon Brilliant™ Stain Buffer in your experiments to help mitigate potential background. For more information visit
  8. When using high concentrations of antibody, background binding of this dye to erythroid fragments produced by ammonium chloride-based lysis, such as with BD Pharm Lyse™ Lysing Buffer (Cat. No. 555899), has been observed when the antibody conjugate was present during the lysis procedure. This may cause nonspecific staining of target cells, such as leukocytes, which have bound the resulting erythroid fragments. This background can be mitigated by any of the following: titrating the antibody conjugate to a lower concentration, fixing samples with formaldehyde, or removing erythrocytes before staining (eg, gradient centrifugation or pre-lysis with wash). This background has not been observed when cells were lysed with BD FACS™ Lysing Solution (Cat. No. 349202) after staining.
  9. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  10. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  11. Please observe the following precautions: We recommend that special precautions be taken (such as wrapping vials, tubes, or racks in aluminum foil) to protect exposure of conjugated reagents, including cells stained with those reagents, to any room illumination. Absorption of visible light can significantly affect the emission spectra and quantum yield of tandem fluorochrome conjugates.
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Antibody Details
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The HP6002 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the subclass of human Immunoglobulin G (IgG) known as IgG2. After human IgG1, human IgG2 is the second most abundant of the four subclasses of IgG found in human serum followed by IgG3 and IgG4. IgG2 is comprised of two identical heavy chains encoded by IGHG2, and two light chains, either Igκ or Igλ, linked by disulfide bonds. The HP6002 antibody binds to the CH2 domain of the IgG2 heavy chain and does not crossreact with other immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) subclasses. IgG2 is normally expressed by plasmablasts, plasma cells, and memory B cells as well as by some myeloma or plasmacytoma cells. HP6002 binds to soluble human IgG2, cytophilic IgG2 attached to cells through its Fc region, or human IgG2 antibodies specifically bound to antigens. IgG2 can cross the placenta and disseminate throughout extravascular fluids throughout the body. Human IgG2 serves multiple functions with the transmembrane form serving as an antigen receptor for B lymphocytes and secreted soluble forms participating in various effector functions including antibody-dependent neutralization of toxins or infection by microbes and complement fixation.

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon RealBlue™ 744 (RB744) Dye is part of the BD® family of blue dyes. It is a tandem fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 498-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 746-nm as measured using an antibody-dye conjugate. Driven by BD® innovation, RB744 can be used on both spectral and conventional cytometers and is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488-nm) with minimal excitation by the 561-nm Yellow-Green laser. For conventional instruments equipped with a Blue laser (488-nm), we recommend using an optical filter centered near 750-nm (e.g., a 750/60-nm bandpass filter).
Blue 488 nm
498 nm
746 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Blanco E, Perez-Andres M, Sanoja-Flores L, et al. Selection and validation of antibody clones against IgG and IgA subclasses in switched memory B-cells and plasma cells.. J Immunol Methods. 2019; 475:112372. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  2. Gao B, Moore C, Porcheray F, et al. Pretransplant IgG reactivity to apoptotic cells correlates with late kidney allograft loss.. Am J Transplant. 2014; 14(7):1581-91. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  3. Jefferis R, Reimer CB, Skvaril F, et al. Evaluation of monoclonal antibodies having specificity for human IgG sub-classes: results of an IUIS/WHO collaborative study.. Immunol Lett. 1985; 10(3-4):223-52. (Clone-specific: ELISA, Hemagglutination assay, Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Radioimmunoassay). View Reference
  4. Reimer CB, Phillips DJ, Aloisio CH, et al. Evaluation of thirty-one mouse monoclonal antibodies to human IgG epitopes.. Hybridoma. 1984; 3(3):263-75. (Immunogen: Immunofluorescence, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  5. Tangye SG, Ferguson A, Avery DT, Ma CS, Hodgkin PD. Isotype switching by human B cells is division-associated and regulated by cytokines.. J Immunol. 2002; 169(8):4298-306. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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