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PE Mouse Anti-Human Fetal Hemoglobin
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BD Pharmingen™
Human (QC Testing)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with R-PE under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE were removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Recommended Assay Procedures

We recommend to use 0.05% cold glutaraldehyde at room temperature for 10 minutes to fix the cells, then use 0.1% Triton X-100 at room temperature for 10 minutes to permeabilize the cells.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  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.
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Antibody Details
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Reacts with fetal hemoglobin (HbF), a form of hemoglobin present during fetal development. HbF resembles adult hemoglobin (HbA) in possessing two alpha chains but differs in possessing two gamma instead of two beta chains. In normal adults, synthesis of HbF does persist at very low levels (<1% of total Hb) and is restricted to a small population of erythrocytes called F cells. Hemoglobin F-expressing erythrocytes are normally seen during pregnancy. An increase in the expression of fetal hemoglobin in adult peripheral red blood cells is a common feature in the genetic disorders of hemoglobin, sickle-cell disease (SCD) and beta thalassemia.

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R-Phycoerythrin (PE), is part of the BD family of Phycobiliprotein dyes. This fluorochrome is a multimeric fluorescent phycobiliprotein with excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 496 nm and 566 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 576 nm. PE is designed to be excited by the Blue (488 nm), Green (532 nm) and Yellow-Green (561 nm) lasers and detected using an optical filter centered near 575 nm (e.g., a 575/26-nm bandpass filter). As PE is excited by multiple lasers, this can result in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover on instruments with various combinations of Blue, Green, and Yellow-Green lasers. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Yellow-Green 488 nm, 532 nm, 561 nm
496 nm, 566 nm
576 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Campbell TA, Ware RE, Mason M. Detection of hemoglobin variants in erythrocytes by flow cytometry. Cytometry. 1999; 35(3):242-248. (Methodology). View Reference
  2. Horiuchi K, Osterhout ML, Kamma H, Bekoe NA, Hirokawa KJ. Estimation of fetal hemoglobin levels in individual red cells via fluorescence image cytometry. Cytometry. 1995; 20(3):261-267. (Methodology). View Reference
  3. Thorpe SJ, Thein SL, Sampietro M, Craig JE, Mahon B, Huehns ER. Immunochemical estimation of haemoglobin types in red blood cells by FACS analysis. Br J Haematol. 1994; 87(1):125-132. (Methodology). View Reference
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