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BUV615 Mouse Anti-Human IgM
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BD OptiBuild™
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Human Prolymphocytic Leukemia B Cells
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.

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes 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. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

Note:  When using high concentrations of antibody, background binding of this dye to erythroid cell subsets (mature erythrocytes and precursors) has been observed.  For researchers studying these cell populations, or in cases where light scatter gating does not adequately exclude these cells from the analysis, this background may be an important factor to consider when selecting reagents for panel(s).

Product Notices

  1. 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.
  2. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  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. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  7. 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.
  8. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  9. CF™ is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
  10. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 615 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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Antibody Details
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The UCH-B1 (also known as, UCHB1) monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the heavy chain constant region (Cµ) of human Immunoglobulin M (IgM) that is encoded by IGHM (immunoglobulin heavy constant mu). It does not crossreact with other immunoglobulin heavy or light chain isotypes. An intracytoplasmic form of IgM is expressed by pre-B cells whereas immature and a portion of mature B cells, including naive and memory B cells, express cell surface IgM. These forms of IgM can also be expressed by cells from some leukemias or lymphomas. Cell surface IgM is comprised of two type I transmembrane heavy chain glycoproteins (Igµ heavy chains) that are paired with immunoglobulin light chains of the same type, ie, either immunoglobulin kappa (Igκ) or lambda (Igλ) light chains. Cell surface IgM serves as a receptor that can specifically bind to antigens, including those expressed by microbial pathogens, and trigger the clonal expansion and differentiations of B cells into antibody-secreting plasma cells. A soluble pentameric form of IgM can be produced and secreted by plasma cells into the blood. Pentameric IgM is comprised of 5 monomers that consist of two Igµ heavy chains and two light chains that are complexed with a polypeptide J-chain. The UCH-B1 monoclonal antibody recognizes both cell surface and soluble human IgM. IgM is an important component in the first line of defense against foreign pathogens, but may also play a role in autoimmune diseases. The UCH-B1 antibody can reportedly activate or costimulate the proliferation of normal B cells or some transformed B cell lines.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP.  Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).

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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 615 (BUV615) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 615-nm. BUV615, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 615-nm (e.g, 610/20 bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Blue (488-nm) and yellow-green (561-nm) lasers resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
615 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (4)

  1. Armitage RJ, Rowe DJ, Beverly PC. A new antigen identified by the monoclonal antibody UCHB 1 delivers a costimulatory signal to a subset of human B cells.. Eur J Immunol. 1988; 18(1):67-76. (Immunogen: Activation, Calcium Flux, (Co)-stimulation, Flow cytometry, Functional assay). View Reference
  2. Bain B, Morilla R, Monard S, Kokai Y, Catovsky D. Spectrum of Reactivity with Three Monoclonal Antibodies-MHM6(CD23), L30(CD24) and UCHB1-in B-Cell Leukaemias.. Leuk Lymphoma. 1990; 3(2):97-102. (Clone-specific: Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence). View Reference
  3. Klymenko T, Bloehdorn J, Bahlo J, et al. Lamin B1 regulates somatic mutations and progression of B-cell malignancies.. Leukemia. 2018; 32(2):364-375. (Clone-specific: Cell separation). View Reference
  4. Smith-Ravin J, Spencer J, Beverley PC, Isaacson PG. Characterization of two monoclonal antibodies (UCL4D12 and UCL3D3) that discriminate between human mantle zone and marginal zone B cells.. Clin Exp Immunol. 1990; 82(1):181-7. (Clone-specific: ELISA, Flow cytometry). View Reference
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