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BUV805 Rat Anti-Mouse TIM-2
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BD OptiBuild™
T-cell membrane protein 2; Tim-2; Tim2; TIMD-2; Timd2
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat SD, also known as Sprague-Dawley (outbred) IgG2b, κ
Mouse TIM-2 Recombinant 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 with BD Horizon BUV805 under optimal conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes (including BD OptiBuild Brilliant reagents) 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).

Product Notices

  1. This antibody was developed for use in flow cytometry.
  2. 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.
  3. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  4. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  5. 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.
  6. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. 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.
  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 RMT2-26 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-2 (TIM-2) which is also known as T-cell membrane protein 2, TIMD-2, or Tim2. TIM-2 is an ~55 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Timd2 (T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing 2) which belongs to the immunoglobulin gene superfamily. TIM-2 contains extracellular IgV and mucin domains and a cytoplasmic region with a conserved tyrosine phosphorylation motif which is involved in transmembrane signaling. A human ortholog for mouse TIM-2 has not been identified. TIM-2 is reportedly expressed on B cells with higher levels on activated B cells and germinal center B cells, type-2 T helper (Th2) cells, oligodendrocytes, and epithelial cells in the kidney and liver. It may serve as a receptor for Semaphorin 4A (Sema4A) or the heavy chain of ferritin (H-ferritin). The RMT2-26 antibody can reportedly block the binding of H-ferritin to TIM-2.

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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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 (8)

  1. Abe Y, Kamachi F, Kawamoto T, et al. TIM-4 has dual function in the induction and effector phases of murine arthritis.. J Immunol. 2013; 191(9):4562-72. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  2. Chakravarti S, Sabatos CA, Xiao S, et al. Tim-2 regulates T helper type 2 responses and autoimmunity.. J Exp Med. 2005; 202(3):437-44. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Chen TT, Li L, Chung DH, et al. TIM-2 is expressed on B cells and in liver and kidney and is a receptor for H-ferritin endocytosis.. J Exp Med. 2005; 202(7):955-65. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Han J, Seaman WE, Di X, et al. Iron uptake mediated by binding of H-ferritin to the TIM-2 receptor in mouse cells.. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(8):e23800. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Kawamoto T, Abe Y, Ito J, et al. Anti-T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-2 monoclonal antibody exacerbates collagen-induced arthritis by stimulating B cells.. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011; 13(2):R47. (Immunogen). View Reference
  6. Kumanogoh A, Marukawa S, Suzuki K, et al.. Class IV semaphorin Sema4A enhances T-cell activation and interacts with Tim-2. Nature. 2002; 419(6907):629-633. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Rennert PD, Ichimura T, Sizing ID, et al. T cell, Ig domain, mucin domain-2 gene-deficient mice reveal a novel mechanism for the regulation of Th2 immune responses and airway inflammation.. J Immunol. 2006; 177(7):4311-21. (Biology). View Reference
  8. Rodriguez-Manzanet R, DeKruyff R, Kuchroo VK, Umetsu DT. The costimulatory role of TIM molecules. Immunol Rev. 2009; 229(1):259-270. (Biology). View Reference
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