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APC-Cy™7 Mouse Anti-Human CD8
APC-Cy™7 Mouse Anti-Human CD8

Flow cytometric analysis of CD8 expression on peripheral blood lymphocytes of rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Whole blood was stained with either APC-Cy™7 Mouse IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 557873, dashed line histogram) or APC-Cy™7 Mouse Anti-Human CD8 (Cat. No. 557760, solid line histogram) Erythrocytes were lysed with BD FACS™ Lysing Buffer (Cat. No. 349202). The fluorescence histogram showing CD8 expression (or Ig Isotype staining) was derived from gated events with the forward and side-light scatter characteristics of intact lymphocytes.

Flow cytometric analysis of CD8 expression on peripheral blood lymphocytes of rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Whole blood was stained with either APC-Cy™7 Mouse IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 557873, dashed line histogram) or APC-Cy™7 Mouse Anti-Human CD8 (Cat. No. 557760, solid line histogram) Erythrocytes were lysed with BD FACS™ Lysing Buffer (Cat. No. 349202). The fluorescence histogram showing CD8 expression (or Ig Isotype staining) was derived from gated events with the forward and side-light scatter characteristics of intact lymphocytes.

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BD Pharmingen™
CD8α; CD8A; CD8 alpha; Leu2; MAL; T8; p32
Rhesus, Cynomolgus, Baboon (QC Testing), Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Human CD8a
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
5 µl
IV T171; V T-CD08.03; VI 6T-CD8.1, 6T-081
925
AB_396865
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA 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 APC-Cy7 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free APC-Cy7 were removed.

Product Notices

  1. This reagent has been pre-diluted for use at the recommended Volume per Test. We typically use 1 × 10^6 cells in a 100-µl experimental sample (a test).
  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. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  5. Species cross-reactivity detected in product development may not have been confirmed on every format and/or application.
  6. APC-Cy7 is a tandem fluorochrome composed of Allophycocyanin (APC), which is excited by laser lines between 595 and 647 nm and serves as an energy donor, coupled to the cyanine dye Cy7™, which acts as an energy acceptor and fluoresces at 780 nm. BD Biosciences Pharmingen has maximized the fluorochrome energy transfer in APC-Cy7, thus maximizing its fluorescence emission intensity, minimizing residual emission from APC, and minimizing required electronic compensation in multilaser-laser flow cytometry systems. Note: Although every effort is made to minimize the lot-to-lot variation in residual emission from APC, it is strongly recommended that every lot be tested for differences in the amount of compensation required and that individual compensation controls are run for each APC-Cy7 conjugate.
  7. APC-Cy7 tandem fluorochrome emission is collected in a detector for fluorescence wavelengths of 750 nm and higher.
  8. Please observe the following precautions: Absorption of visible light can significantly alter the energy transfer occurring in any tandem fluorochrome conjugate; therefore, we recommend that special precautions be taken (such as wrapping vials, tubes, or racks in aluminum foil) to prevent exposure of conjugated reagents, including cells stained with those reagents, to room illumination.
  9. Warning: Some APC-Cy7 and PE-Cy7 conjugates show changes in their emission spectrum with prolonged exposure to formaldehyde. If you are unable to analyze fixed samples within four hours, we recommend that you use BD™ Stabilizing Fixative (Cat. No. 338036).
  10. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  11. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
  12. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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RPA-T8

The RPA-T8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD8 alpha (CD8α). CD8α is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein and a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. CD8α is expressed by the majority of thymocytes, by subpopulations of  αβ T cells and γδ T cells and by some NK cells. Cell surface CD8α is expressed either as a disulfide-linked homodimer (CD8αα) or as a heterodimer (CD8αβ) when disulfide-bonded to a CD8 beta chain (CD8β). CD8-positive αβ T cells coexpress both CD8αα homodimers and CD8αβ heterodimers whereas some γδ T cells and NK cells express CD8αα homodimers.  CD8 plays important roles in T cell activation and selection. The extracellular IgSF domain of CD8α binds to a non-polymorphic determinant on HLA class I molecules (α3 domain) and enables CD8 to function as a co-receptor with MHC class I-restricted TCR during T cell recognition of antigen. The cytoplasmic domain of CD8α associates with Lck, a Src family protein tyrosine kinase that is involved in intracellular signaling. The RPA-T8 and HIT8a monoclonal antibodies are not cross-blocking.  This clone has been reported to react with a subset of peripheral blood lymphocytes, but not monocytes nor granuloyctes, of baboon and both rhesus and cynomolgus macaque monkey. In general, a higher frequency of CD8+ and CD4+CD8+ lymphocytes are observed in non-human primates compared to normal human donors.

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APC-Cy7
APC-Cy7 dye is a part of the BD APC red family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a Allophycocyanin (APC) donor that has excitation maxima (Ex Max) of 651 nm and an acceptor dye, Cy™7, with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 779 nm. APC-Cy7 can be excited by the Red (627-640 nm) laser and detected using an optical filter centered near 780 nm (e.g., a 760/60 nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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APC-Cy7
Red 627-640 nm
651 nm
779 nm
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Development References (6)

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  6. Sopper S, Stahl-Hennig C, Demuth M, Johnston IC, Dorries R, ter Meulen V. Lymphocyte subsets and expression of differentiation markers in blood and lymphoid organs of rhesus monkeys. Cytometry. 1997; 29(4):351-362. (Biology). View Reference
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