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BV711 Rat Anti-Mouse CD284/MD-2 Complex
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BD OptiBuild™
TLR4/MD-2 Complex
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat IgG2a, κ
Mouse Pro-B cell line Ba/F3 expressing transfected BALB/c mouse TLR4 and MD-2
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 with BD Horizon BV711 under optimal conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes (including BD OptiBuild Brilliant reagents) 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).

Product Notices

  1. This antibody was developed for use in flow cytometry.
  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. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  4. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  5. 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.
  6. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. 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.
  9. BD Horizon Brilliant Violet 711 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 Amersham Biosciences Limited.
  11. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
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Antibody Details
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The MTS510 antibody reacts with the molecular complex of Toll-Like Receptor 4 and MD-2 (TLR4-MD-2) which is expressed on LPS responsive macrophages. TLR4, a member of the Toll-Like Receptor Family, has been renamed as CD284 and identified to be the transmembrane signal-transducing portion of the receptor for LPS. TLR4 associates on the cell surface with CD14 and MD-2, a 0.7 kDa molecule which is anchored to the membrane via its physical association with TLR4. The association of MD-2 with TLR4 is required for recognition of LPS and the anti-mitotic compound Taxol, which mimics the action of LPS on mouse cells. MTS510 mAb detects TLR4-MD-2 on the surface of thioglycollate-elicited macrophages from all mouse strains tested (ie, BALB/c, C57BL/6, C3H/HeJ, C3H/HeN, and DBA/1), including the C3H/HeJ strain which expresses an LPS-resistant mutant TLR4. Expression of TLR4-MD-2 is down-regulated on peritoneal macrophages after exposure to LPS, correlating with the occurrence of LPS tolerance. TLR4-MD-2 is not detected on splenocytes or thymocytes.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV711 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 711-nm.  BD Horizon BV711 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™5.5 / Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter).  Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be moderate spillover into the Alexa Fluor® 700 and PerCP-Cy5.5 detectors.  However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ 711 (BV711) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BV421 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 407-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 713-nm. BV711, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the violet laser (405-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 710-nm (e.g., a 712/20-nm bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Red (628–640-nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Violet 405 nm
407 nm
713 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Akashi S, Shimazu R, Ogata H, et al. Cutting edge: cell surface expression and lipopolysaccharide signaling via the toll-like receptor 4-MD-2 complex on mouse peritoneal macrophages. J Immunol. 2000; 164(7):3471-3475. (Immunogen). View Reference
  2. Beutler B, Poltorak A. The sole gateway to endotoxin response: how LPS was identified as Tlr4, and its role in innate immunity. Drug Metab Dispos. 2001; 29(4):474-478. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Kawasaki K, Nogawa H, Nishijima M. Identification of mouse MD-2 residues important for forming the cell surface TLR4-MD-2 complex recognized by anti-TLR4-MD-2 antibodies, and for conferring LPS and taxol responsiveness on mouse TLR4 by alanine-scanning mutagenesis. J Immunol. 2003; 170(1):413-420. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Nomura F, Akashi S, Sakao Y, et al. Cutting edge: endotoxin tolerance in mouse peritoneal macrophages correlates with down-regulation of surface toll-like receptor 4 expression. J Immunol. 2000; 164(7):3476-3479. (Immunogen). View Reference
  5. Shimazu R, Akashi S, Ogata H, et al. MD-2, a molecule that confers lipopolysaccharide responsiveness on Toll-like receptor 4. J Exp Med. 1999; 189(11):1777-1782. (Biology). View Reference
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