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FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Splenic leukocytes were stained simultaneously with PE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 561824/553063/553064) and with either BD Pharmingen™ FITC Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 553988; Left Panel) or BD Pharmingen™ FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 553729; Right Panel). Two-color flow cytometric dot plots show the correlated expression patterns of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3 for gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable splenic leukocytes. Flow cytometry was performed using a BD™ LSR II Flow Cytometer System.

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Splenic leukocytes were stained simultaneously with PE Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 561824/553063/553064) and with either BD Pharmingen™ FITC Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 553988; Left Panel) or BD Pharmingen™ FITC Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 553729; Right Panel). Two-color flow cytometric dot plots show the correlated expression patterns of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3 for gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable splenic leukocytes. Flow cytometry was performed using a BD™ LSR II Flow Cytometer System.

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BD Pharmingen™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat LEW, also known as Lewis IgG2b, κ
Mouse CTL clone V4
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.5 mg/ml
12504
AB_395013
Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤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 FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC was removed.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. 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.
  3. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  4. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  5. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
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Antibody Details
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GK1.5

The GK1.5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the mouse CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen. CD4 is expressed on most thymocytes, a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells), and a subset of NK-T cells. In addition, CD4 has also been reported to be detectable on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 has also been reported to be expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm.  CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. The GK1.5 antibody reportedly blocks binding of the RM4-5 and H129.19, but not RM4-4 mouse CD4-specific antibodies.

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FITC
Fluorescein (FITC) is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 494-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 518-nm. FITC is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 520 nm (e.g., a 530/30-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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FITC
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
518 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (7)

  1. Dialynas DP, Quan ZS, Wall KA, et al. Characterization of the murine T cell surface molecule, designated L3T4, identified by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: similarity of L3T4 to the human Leu-3/T4 molecule. J Immunol. 1983; 131(5):2445-2451. (Immunogen: Blocking, Depletion, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  2. Dialynas DP, Wilde DB, Marrack P, et al. Characterization of the murine antigenic determinant, designated L3T4a, recognized by monoclonal antibody GK1.5: expression of L3T4a by functional T cell clones appears to correlate primarily with class II MHC antigen-reactivity. Immunol Rev. 1983; 74:29-56. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Depletion, Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  3. Frederickson GG, Basch RS. L3T4 antigen expression by hemopoietic precursor cells. J Exp Med. 1989; 169(4):1473-1478. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Ghobrial RR, Boublik M, Winn HJ, Auchincloss H Jr. In vivo use of monoclonal antibodies against murine T cell antigens. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1989; 52(3):486-506. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Guo MW, Watanabe T, Mori E, Mori T. Molecular structure and function of CD4 on murine egg plasma membrane. Zygote. 1995; 3(1):65-73. (Biology: Blocking). View Reference
  6. Janeway CA Jr. The T cell receptor as a multicomponent signalling machine: CD4/CD8 coreceptors and CD45 in T cell activation. Annu Rev Immunol. 1992; 10:645-674. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Wineman JP, Gilmore GL, Gritzmacher C, Torbett BE, Muller-Sieburg CE. CD4 is expressed on murine pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. Blood. 1992; 180(7):1717-1724. (Biology). View Reference
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