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APC-R700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a
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APC-R700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a

Two-color flow cytometric analysis of CD8a expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553062/553061/561827) and either BD Horizon™ APC-R700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 564982; Left Panel) or BD Horizon APC-R700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 564983; Right Panel). Two-color flow cytometric contour plots showing the correlated expression of CD8a (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3e were derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable leucocytes. Flow cytometric analysis was performed using a BD™ LSR II Flow Cytometer System.

Two-color flow cytometric analysis of CD8a expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553062/553061/561827) and either BD Horizon™ APC-R700 Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 564982; Left Panel) or BD Horizon APC-R700 Rat Anti-Mouse CD8a antibody (Cat. No. 564983; Right Panel). Two-color flow cytometric contour plots showing the correlated expression of CD8a (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3e were derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of viable leucocytes. Flow cytometric analysis was performed using a BD™ LSR II Flow Cytometer System.

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BD Horizon™
Cd8a; CD8 alpha chain; Ly-2; Lyt2; Lyt-2; Ly-35; Ly-B
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat LOU, also known as Louvain, LOU/C, LOU/M IgG2a, κ
Mouse Spleen Cells or Thymocyte Membranes
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12525
AB_2739032
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 BD Horizon APC-R700 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free BD Horizon APC-R700 were removed.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  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. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  6. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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53-6.7

The 53-6.7 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the 38 kDa α and 34 kDa α' chains of the CD8 differentiation antigen (Ly-2 or Lyt-2) of all mouse strains tested. The CD8 α and α' chains (CD8a) form heterodimers with the CD8 β chain (CD8b, Ly-3, or Lyt-3) on the surface of most thymocytes. A subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class I-restricted T cells, including most T suppressor/cytotoxic cells) expresses almost exclusively the CD8 αβ heterodimer (the α' chain is absent). Subsets of γδ TCR-bearing T cells, intestinal intrapithelial lymphocytes, and dendritic cells express CD8a without CD8b. It has been suggested that the expression of the CD8a/CD8b heterodimer is restricted to T lymphocytes which matured in the thymus or in an extrathymic environment that had been influenced by thymus-initiated neuroendocrine signals. CD8 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class I molecules on antigen-presenting cells or epithelial cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck (p56 [lck]). The CD8 α and α' chains arise from alternatively spliced messengers of a single CD8a gene. The longer α form associates with p56 [lck] via a CXCP motif in its cytoplasmic domain, which it shares with CD4, but not with CD8b. The truncated α' chain is unable to associate with p56 [lck], and it may function to attenuate the CD8-mediated costimulatory signal during intrathymic T-cell maturation.  In vivo and in vitro treatment with 53-6.7 mAb has reportedly been effective at depleting CD8+ peripheral T lymphocytes.

This antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon APC-R700, which has been developed exclusively by BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700. APC-R700 excites and emits at similar wavelengths to Alexa Fluor® 700 yet exhibits significantly improved brightness. This dye can be excited by the red laser and detected with the same filter set as Alexa Fluor® (eg, 730/45-nm filter).

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APC-R700
The BD Horizon™ APC-R700 (APC-R700) Dye is a part of the BD APC red family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of an Allophycocyanin (APC) dye donor that has excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 651-nm and an acceptor dye, R700, with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 706-nm. APC-R700, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the red (627–640-nm) laser and detected using an optical filter centered near 710-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). APC-R700 is a brighter alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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APC-R700
Red 627-640 nm
651 nm
706 nm
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Citations & References
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