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BV786 Rat Anti-Mouse DCAR2 (Clec4b1)
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BD OptiBuild™
C-type lectin domain family 4, member b1; Clec4b; DCAR; DCARbeta; Dcar2
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat LEW, also known as Lewis IgG2b, κ
Mouse DCAR2 extracellular domain- 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 CompBead to ensure that BD CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes 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. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

Product Notices

  1. 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.
  2. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  3. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  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. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  7. 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.
  8. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  9. BD Horizon Brilliant Violet 786 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,455,613; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  10. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
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Antibody Details
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The 7D2D3 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes mouse Dendritic Cell Activating Receptor 2 (DCAR2), a C-type lectin encoded by the Clec4b1 gene. DCAR2 (Clec4b1) is a member of the dendritic cell immunoreceptor (DCIR) family, which contains four dendritic cell inhibitory receptors (DCIR1-4) and two activating receptors (DCAR1, 2). The extracellular region of DCAR2 (Clec4b1) has one C-type lectin carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD), that is highly similar to that of DCIR1, followed by a transmembrane region. Instead of a cytoplasmic Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Inhibitory Motif (ITIM) that can transmit inhibitory signals, DCAR2 associates with the Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Activating Motif (ITAM)-containing adaptor molecule, Fc Receptor γ (FcRγ). DCAR2 (Clec4b1) is expressed on restricted subsets of conventional dendritic cells in bone marrow and skin-draining lymph nodes. C-type lectins bind to carbohydrates in a calcium-dependent manner, and this receptor may be involved in the regulation of immune responses to bacterial infections.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV786 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 786-nm.  BD Horizon BV786 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™7-like dyes (eg, 780/60-nm filter).

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ 786 (BV786) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BV421 donor with an Ex Max of 407-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 786-nm.  BV786, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the violet laser and detected using a filter, centered near 785 nm (e.g. 780/60 nm bandpass filter).  Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Violet 405 nm
407 nm
786 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (4)

  1. Hsu Y, Okada R, Nishimura T, Kawasaki N, Yamamoto K, Matsumoto N. DCIR3 and DCIR4 are co-expressed on inflammatory and patrolling monocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun.. 2017; 494(3-4):440-445. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  2. Kanazawa N, Tashiro K, Inaba K, Miyachi Y. Dendritic cell immunoactivating receptor, a novel C-type lectin immunoreceptor, acts as an activating receptor through association with Fc receptor gamma chain.. J Biol Chem. 2003; 278(35):32645-52. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Kishimoto A, Watanabe M, Terauchi K, et al. Ubiquitous versus restricted expression of the two mouse dendritic cell C-type lectin receptors, DCIR1 and DCAR2, among myeloid cells.. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015; 467(2):383-8. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  4. Toyonaga K, Torigoe S, Motomura Y, et al. C-Type Lectin Receptor DCAR Recognizes Mycobacterial Phosphatidyl-Inositol Mannosides to Promote a Th1 Response during Infection. Immunity. 2016; 45(6):1245-1257. (Biology). View Reference
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