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PE Rat anti-SSEA-3
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BD Pharmingen™
Human (QC Testing), Mouse (Reported)
Rat F344, also known as Fischer, CDF IgM
Mouse Embryos
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
20 µl
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, protein stabilizer, and ≤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 with R-PE under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE were removed.

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. 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. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  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.
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Antibody Details
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The MC-631 monoclonal antibody reacts with Stage-Specific Embryonic Antigen-3 (SSEA-3), a carbohydrate epitope on the major ganglioside, but not the neutral glycolipid, of mouse embryos and human teratocarcinoma cells.  As its name implies, the expression of SSEA-3 is stage-specific and can be used to characterize embryonic cells and monitor their differentiation.  However, its expression pattern differs between human and mouse.  In the human, SSEA-3 is found on teratocarcinoma (embryonal carcinoma or EC), embryonic inner cell mass (ICM), embryonic stem (ES) cells, and erythrocytes.  As human stem cells undergo differentiation, SSEA-3 expression diminishes.  In the mouse, SSEA-3 is found on oocytes, ova, zygotes, early cleavage-stage embryos, early blastocysts, ICM, primitive endoderm, and adult kidneys, but not on EC or ES cells.

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Format Details
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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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View product citations for antibody "560237" on CiteAb

Development References (6)

  1. Draper JS, Pigott C, Thomson JA, Andrews PW. Surface antigens of human embryonic stem cells: changes upon differentiation in culture. J Anat. 2002; 200:249-258. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  2. Henderson JK, Draper JS, Baillie HS, et al. Preimplantation human embryos and embryonic stem cells show comparable expression of stage-specific embryonic antigens. Stem Cells. 2002; 20:329-337. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Immunocytochemistry (cytospins)). View Reference
  3. Kannagi R, Cochran NA, Ishigami F, et al. Stage-specific embryonic antigens (SSEA-3 and -4) are epitopes of a unique globo-series ganglioside isolated from human teratocarcinoma cells. EMBO J. 1983; 2(12):2355-2361. (Clone-specific: Immunofluorescence). View Reference
  4. Shevinsky LH, Knowles BB, Damjanov I, Solter D. Monoclonal antibody to murine embryos defines a stage-specific embryonic antigen expressed on mouse embryos and human teratocarcinoma cells. Cell. 1982; 30:697-705. (Immunogen: Cytotoxicity, Immunofluorescence, Immunoprecipitation, Radioimmunoassay). View Reference
  5. Son YS, Park JH, Kang YK, et al. Heat shock 70-kDa protein 8 isoform 1 is expressed on the surface of human embryonic stem cells and downregulated upon differentiation. Stem Cells. 2005; 23:1502-1513. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Immunocytochemistry (cytospins)). View Reference
  6. Thomson JA, Itskovitz-Eldor J, Shapiro SS, et al. Embryonic stem cell lines derived from human blastocysts. Science. 1998; 282:1145-1147. (Clone-specific: Immunocytochemistry (cytospins)). View Reference
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