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R718 Rat Anti-Mouse Siglec-H
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BD OptiBuild™
Siglec H; Siglech; Sialic acid binding Ig-like lectin H; SIGLEC
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat IgG2b, κ
Mouse Bone Marrow IPC
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.

Product Notices

  1. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  2. 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.
  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. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
  6. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. This product is provided under an Agreement between BIOTIUM and BD Biosciences. This product, and only in the amount purchased by buyer, may be used solely for buyer’s own internal research, in a manner consistent with the accompanying product literature. No other right to use, sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product, or (b) its components is hereby granted expressly, by implication or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses require a separate license from Biotium, Inc. For information on purchasing a license to this product including for purposes other than research, contact Biotium, Inc., 3159 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545, Tel: (510) 265-1027. Fax: (510) 265-1352. Email:
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Antibody Details
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The 440c monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Siglec-H, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Siglech (Sialic acid binding Ig-like lectin H). Siglec-H contains two immunoglobulin domains in its extracellular region and a cytoplasmic domain that lacks tyrosine-based signaling motifs unlike other CD33-related Siglec-like molecules. Siglec-H is expressed on progenitors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) and depends on DAP12 for cell surface expression and intracellular signaling function. In addition to its expression on pDC, Siglec-H may also be expressed by splenic marginal zone macrophages, medullary macrophages in lymph nodes, and microglia. Siglec-H may regulate the production of type I interferons (IFN-I) by pDCs and other cell types. There is no clear human ortholog for mouse Siglec-H.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor® 700.

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The BD Horizon™ Red 718 (R718) Dye is part of the BD red family of dyes. It is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 695-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 718-nm. Driven by BD innovation, R718 is designed to be excited by the red laser (627–640-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 720-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). R718 is a brighter alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. R718 is also a bright small molecule alternative to APC-R700 with lower spread into the APC detector. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (8)

  1. Blasius A, Vermi W, Krug A, Facchetti F, Cella M, Colonna M. A cell-surface molecule selectively expressed on murine natural interferon-producing cells that blocks secretion of interferon-alpha.. Blood. 2004; 103(11):4201-6. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry, Fluorescence activated cell sorting, Functional assay, Immunohistochemistry, Inhibition, In vivo exacerbation). View Reference
  2. Blasius AL, Cella M, Maldonado J, Takai T, Colonna M. Siglec-H is an IPC-specific receptor that modulates type I IFN secretion through DAP12.. Blood. 2006; 107(6):2474-6. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  3. Blasius AL, Giurisato E, Cella M, Schreiber RD, Shaw AS, Colonna M. Bone marrow stromal cell antigen 2 is a specific marker of type I IFN-producing cells in the naive mouse, but a promiscuous cell surface antigen following IFN stimulation.. J Immunol. 2006; 177(5):3260-5. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  4. Schmitt H, Sell S, Koch J, et al. Siglec-H protects from virus-triggered severe systemic autoimmunity. J Exp Med. 2016; 213(8):1627-1644. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Swiecki M, Gilfillan S, Vermi W, Wang Y, Colonna M. Plasmacytoid dendritic cell ablation impacts early interferon responses and antiviral NK and CD8(+) T cell accrual. Immunity. 2010; 33(6):955-966. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  6. Swiecki M, Wang Y, Riboldi E, et al. Cell depletion in mice that express diphtheria toxin receptor under the control of SiglecH encompasses more than plasmacytoid dendritic cells. J Immunol. 2014; 192(9):4409-4416. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Fluorescence activated cell sorting). View Reference
  7. Swiecki M, Wang Y, Vermi W, Gilfillan S, Schreiber RD, Colonna M. Type I interferon negatively controls plasmacytoid dendritic cell numbers in vivo. J Exp Med. 2011; 208(12):2367-2374. (Clone-specific: Immunohistochemistry). View Reference
  8. Zhang J, Raper A, Sugita N, et al. Characterization of Siglec-H as a novel endocytic receptor expressed on murine plasmacytoid dendritic cell precursors. Blood. 2006; 107(9):3600-3608. (Biology). View Reference
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