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RB744 Mouse Anti-Mouse CD229
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BD OptiBuild™
Lgp100; Lymphocyte antigen 9; Ly-9; Ly9; SLAM family member 3; SLAMF3; T100
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Mouse Ly9 Transfected Cell Line
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 LY9.7.144 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD229 which is also known as SLAM family member 3 (SLAMF3), Lymphocyte antigen 9 (Ly-9), Lgp100, and T100. CD229 is a ~90-120 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Ly9 (lymphocyte antigen 9) which belongs to the Signaling Lymphocytic Activation Molecule (SLAM) family within the immunoglobulin gene superfamily. The extracellular domain of CD229 contains four extracellular Ig-like domains (2 V-set and 2 C-set) extending in order from the N-terminus as V-C2-V-C2. The intracellular region of CD229 contains two ITSMs (immunoreceptor tyrosine-based switch motifs) and serves as a docking site for SH2-binding phosphatases and adapter molecules including SAP and EAT-2. CD229 is variably expressed on most thymocytes, T cells, NKT cells, B cells, NK cells, hematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells, and monocytes. CD229 participates in homophilic adhesion interactions between these cells and in the regulation of their activation.

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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. Cuenca M, Punet-Ortiz J, Ruart M, Terhorst C, Engel P. Ly9 (SLAMF3) receptor differentially regulates iNKT cell development and activation in mice. Eur J Immunol. 2018; 48(1):99-105. (Clone-specific: Functional assay, Inhibition, In vivo exacerbation). View Reference
  2. Romero X, Zapater N, Calvo M, et al. CD229 (Ly9) lymphocyte cell surface receptor interacts homophilically through its N-terminal domain and relocalizes to the immunological synapse. J Immunol. 2005; 174(11):7033-7042. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Sandrin MS, Gumley TP, Henning MM, et al. Isolation and characterization of cDNA clones for mouse Ly-9.. J Immunol. 1992; 149(5):1636-41. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Sintes J, Cuenca M, Romero X, et al. Cutting edge: Ly9 (CD229), a SLAM family receptor, negatively regulates the development of thymic innate memory-like CD8+ T and invariant NKT cells. J Immunol. 2013; 190(1):21-26. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry, Fluorescence quantitation, Inhibition, In vivo exacerbation). View Reference
  5. Sintes J, Vidal-Laliena M, Romero X, Tovar V, Engel P. Characterization of mouse CD229 (Ly9), a leukocyte cell surface molecule of the CD150 (SLAM) family.. Tissue Antigens. 2007; 70(5):355-62. (Biology). View Reference
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