Skip to main content Skip to navigation
BUV661 Rat Anti-Mouse CD6
Product Details
Down Arrow Up Arrow

BD OptiBuild™
Cd6; CD6 antigen
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat IgG2a, λ
Mouse CD6 Peptide
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 BUV661 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 Ultraviolet 661 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.
750457 Rev. 4
Antibody Details
Down Arrow Up Arrow

The J90-462 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD6. CD6 is a 105-130 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the scavenger receptor family. It is expressed on most thymocytes and peripheral T cells. CD6 is highly expressed on CD3-high thymocytes and expressed at lower levels on CD4+ CD8+ double positive and CD4+CD8- or CD4-CD8+ single positive thymocytes. CD6 is also reportedly expressed at low levels by some neurons.  CD6 serves as a receptor for CD166, also known as Activated Leukocyte Cell Adhesion Molecule (ALCAM). CD6 plays a role in adhesion and migration during organogenesis. The CD6 intracellular domain is constitutively phosphorylated which suggests that CD6 may play a signaling role in T cell activation.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV661 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 661-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV661 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 670/25 filter and a 630 nm LP.  Due to cross laser excitation of this dye, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting APC-like emissions (eg, 670/25-nm filter).


Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV661 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV661 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone-specific compensation controls when using these reagents.

750457 Rev. 4
Format Details
Down Arrow Up Arrow
The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 661 (BUV661) 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 660-nm. BUV661, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 660-nm (e.g., 670/25 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.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
660 nm
750457 Rev.4
Citations & References
Down Arrow Up Arrow

Development References (6)

  1. Bowen MA, Bajorath J, D'Egidio M, et al. Characterization of mouse ALCAM (CD166): the CD6-binding domain is conserved in different homologs and mediates cross-species binding.. Eur J Immunol. 1997; 27(6):1469-78. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Pal A, Romain PL, Singer NG, Fox D, Stavnezer J. Mouse CD6: sequence of cDNA and expression of mRNA.. Immunol Lett. 1996; 49(1-2):133-7. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Roncagalli R, Hauri S, Fiore F, et al. Quantitative proteomics analysis of signalosome dynamics in primary T cells identifies the surface receptor CD6 as a Lat adaptor-independent TCR signaling hub.. Nat Immunol. 2014; 15(4):384-92. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Singer NG, Fox DA, Haqqi TM, et al. CD6: expression during development, apoptosis and selection of human and mouse thymocytes.. Int Immunol. 2002; 14(6):585-97. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Starling GC, Whitney GS, Siadak AW, et al. Characterization of mouse CD6 with novel monoclonal antibodies which enhance the allogeneic mixed leukocyte reaction.. Eur J Immunol. 1996; 26(4):738-46. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Whitney G, Bowen M, Neubauer M, Aruffo A. Cloning and characterization of murine CD6.. Mol Immunol. 1995; 32(1):89-92. (Biology). View Reference
View All (6) View Less
750457 Rev. 4

Please refer to Support Documents for Quality Certificates

Global - Refer to manufacturer's instructions for use and related User Manuals and Technical data sheets before using this products as described

Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD Technology, manual methods or are general performance claims.  Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.