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Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse anti-Oct3/4
Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse anti-Oct3/4

Flow cytometric analysis of Alexa Fluor® 488 anti Oct3/4 in H9 cells.  H9 human embryonic stem (ES) cells (WiCell, Madison, WI) were fixed (BD Cytofix™ buffer, Cat. No. 554655) for 10 minutes at 37°C, permeabilized with BD Phosflow™ Perm Buffer III (Cat. No. 558050) on ice for 30 minutes, and then stained with either Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse anti-Oct3/4 (Cat. No. 560253; solid line histogram) or Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 565572, dashed line histogram).  Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACSCanto™ II flow cytometry system.

Flow cytometric analysis of Alexa Fluor® 488 anti Oct3/4 in H9 cells.  H9 human embryonic stem (ES) cells (WiCell, Madison, WI) were fixed (BD Cytofix™ buffer, Cat. No. 554655) for 10 minutes at 37°C, permeabilized with BD Phosflow™ Perm Buffer III (Cat. No. 558050) on ice for 30 minutes, and then stained with either Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse anti-Oct3/4 (Cat. No. 560253; solid line histogram) or Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse IgG1, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 565572, dashed line histogram).  Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACSCanto™ II flow cytometry system.

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BD Pharmingen™
Oct3, OTF3, Oct4, OTF4, POU5F1
Human (QC Testing), Mouse (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Mouse Oct3 aa. 252-372 Recombinant Protein
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
20 µl
AB_1645304
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, 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 to Alexa Fluor® 488 under optimum conditions, and unreacted Alexa Fluor® 488 was removed.

Recommended Assay Procedures

BD™ CompBeads can be used as surrogates to assess fluorescence spillover (Compensation).  When fluorochrome conjugated antibodies are bound to 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 cell and CompBead to ensure that BD Comp beads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

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. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  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. The Alexa Fluor®, Pacific Blue™, and Cascade Blue® dye antibody conjugates in this product are sold under license from Molecular Probes, Inc. for research use only, excluding use in combination with microarrays, or as analyte specific reagents. The Alexa Fluor® dyes (except for Alexa Fluor® 430), Pacific Blue™ dye, and Cascade Blue® dye are covered by pending and issued patents.
  6. Alexa Fluor® 488 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).
  7. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  8. This product is provided under an intellectual property license between Life Technologies Corporation and BD Businesses. The purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased amount of the product and components of the product in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). The buyer cannot sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product (b) its components or (c) materials made using this product or its components to a third party or otherwise use this product or its components or materials made using this product or its components for Commercial Purposes. Commercial Purposes means any activity by a party for consideration and may include, but is not limited to: (1) use of the product or its components in manufacturing; (2) use of the product or its components to provide a service, information, or data; (3) use of the product or its components for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; or (4) resale of the product or its components, whether or not such product or its components are resold for use in research. For information on purchasing a license to this product for any other use, contact Life Technologies Corporation, Cell Analysis Business Unit Business Development, 29851 Willow Creek Road, Eugene, OR 97402, USA, Tel: (541) 465-8300. Fax: (541) 335-0504.
  9. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  10. Species cross-reactivity detected in product development may not have been confirmed on every format and/or application.
  11. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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40/Oct-3

Development of a multicellular organism from a single fertilized cell is regulated by the coordinated activity of DNA transcription factors.  Oct3/4, a member of the POU family of transcription factors, functions in pluripotent cells of early embryonic stem cell (ES) lines and embryonal carcinomas (EC).  Other members of the POU family include Oct1, Oct2, Pit-1, and unc-86.  The POU domain, a 150-amino acid region that determines binding specificity, is conserved among these proteins and consists of 3 subdomains: POU-specific A and B subdomains and a homeobox-like subdomain.  Oct3/4 is expressed in undifferentiated cells, but is lost as cells are induced to differentiate.  Oct3/4 is not expressed in adult tissues.  The interaction of Oct3/4 with SOX2, another embryonic transcription factor, produces an active complex that regulates expression of genes such as Nanog, UTF1, and FGF4.  Although Oct3/4 is specifically phosphorylated on serine residues, this modification is not required for DNA binding, but may affect its transactivation potential.  Thus, Oct3/4 is a transcription factor that plays an important role in determining early steps of embryogenesis and differentiation.

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Alexa Fluor™ 488
Alexa Fluor™ 488 Dye is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 494-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 517-nm. Alexa Fluor™ 488 is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 520-nm (e.g., a 530/30-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Alexa Fluor™ 488
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
517 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

  1. Nishimoto M, Fukushima A, Okuda A, Muramatsu M. The gene for the embryonic stem cell coactivator UTF1 carries a regulatory element which selectively interacts with a complex composed of Oct-3/4 and Sox-2. Mol Cell Biol. 1999; 19(8):5453-5465. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Okamoto K, Okazawa H, Okuda A, Sakai M, Muramatsu M, Hamada H. A novel octamer binding transcription factor is differentially expressed in mouse embryonic cells. Cell. 1990; 60(3):461-472. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Pan G, Thomson JA. Nanog and transcriptional networks in embryonic stem cell pluripotency. Cell Res. 2007; 17:42-49. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Rosfjord E, Scholtz B, Lewis R, Rizzino A. Phosphorylation and DNA binding of the octamer binding transcription factor Oct-3. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1995; 212(3):847-853. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Vigano MA, Staudt LM. Transcriptional activation by Oct-3: evidence for a specific role of the POU-specific domain in mediating functional interaction with Oct-1. Nucleic Acids Res. 1996; 24(11):2112-2118. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Yuan H, Corbi N, Basilico C, Dailey L. Developmental-specific activity of the FGF-4 enhancer requires the synergistic action of Sox2 and Oct-3. Genes Dev. 1995; 9(21):2635-2645. (Biology). View Reference
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