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PerCP Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
PerCP Rat Anti-Mouse CD4

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553061/553062/561827) and either PerCP Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 553933; Left Plot) or PerCP Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (Cat. No. 553052/561090; Right Plot) at 0.06 µg/test. The bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3ε was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact leucocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenic leucocytes were stained with FITC Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 553061/553062/561827) and either PerCP Rat IgG2a, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 553933; Left Plot) or PerCP Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 (Cat. No. 553052/561090; Right Plot) at 0.06 µg/test. The bivariate pseudocolor density plot showing the correlated expression of CD4 (or Ig Isotype control staining) versus CD3ε was derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact leucocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.

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BD Pharmingen™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat DA, also known as DA/HA IgG2a, κ
Mouse Thymocytes (BALB/c)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12504
AB_394587
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with PerCP under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PerCP were removed. Storage of PerCP conjugates in unoptimized diluent is not recommended and may result in loss of signal intensity. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

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 CompBeads to ensure that BD® CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  3. PerCP is a photosynthetic accessory pigment from Glenodinium species of dinoflagellates, which is excited by the 488-nm light of an Argon ion laser and fluoresces at 675 nm. Therefore, PerCP-labelled antibodies can be used with FITC- and R-PE–labelled reagents in most single-laser flow cytometers with no significant spectral overlap of PerCP fluorescence with that of FITC or R-PE. PerCP has been reported to undergo significant photobleaching, the magnitude of which increases as laser power is increased or beam focus is narrowed. For third-color flow¬cytometric analysis using ≥25-mW laser power, we recommend PE-Cy5-, PE-Cy7–, or PerCP-Cy5.5-conjugated reagents.
  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 www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  6. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Cy is a trademark of Global Life Sciences Solutions Germany GmbH or an affiliate doing business as Cytiva.
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RM4-5

The RM4-5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen expressed on most thymocytes, subpopulations of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells and immunosuppressive regulatory T cells), and a subset of NK-T cells. CD4 has also been reported to be detected on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 has been reported to be expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm. CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. Purified RM4-5 mAb has been reported to block the binding of FITC-conjugated anti-mouse CD4 clones GK1.5 and H129.19, but not the RM4-4 clone.

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PerCP
PerCP dye is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This dye is a fluorescent protein complex with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 481 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 675 nm. PerCP is designed to be excited by the blue laser (488 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 680 nm (e.g., a 695/40 nm bandpass filter). The donor dye can be partially excited by the Violet (405 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.
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PerCP
Blue 488 nm
481 nm
675 nm
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Citations & References
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