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R718 Mouse Anti-Human FcεR1α
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BD OptiBuild™
FCE1A; FCER1A; Fc-epsilon RI-alpha; FcERI; FceR1a; FcεRI
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG2b, κ
Recombinant Extracellular Domain of FcεR1α
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.

Product Notices

  1. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  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. 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. Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
  6. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. This product is provided under an Agreement between BIOTIUM and BD Biosciences. This product, and only in the amount purchased by buyer, may be used solely for buyer’s own internal research, in a manner consistent with the accompanying product literature. No other right to use, sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product, or (b) its components is hereby granted expressly, by implication or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses require a separate license from Biotium, Inc. For information on purchasing a license to this product including for purposes other than research, contact Biotium, Inc., 3159 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545, Tel: (510) 265-1027. Fax: (510) 265-1352. Email:
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Antibody Details
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The AER-37 (CRA-1) monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes FcεRIα which is also known as the high affinity immunoglobulin epsilon receptor subunit alpha (Fc-epsilon RI-alpha). FcεRIα is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by FCER1A (Fc fragment of IgE receptor Ia) which belongs to the Ig gene superfamily. FcεRIα serves as the binding subunit for the Fc region of IgE. It forms part of a heterotetrameric, high-affinity IgE Fc receptor (FceR1/FcεR1) that includes signal transducing subunits, one β-chain (FcεRIβ encoded by MS4A2) and two disulfide-linked γ-subunits (FcεRIγ encoded by FCER1G).  FcεRIα is normally expressed on basophils and mast cells and can also be expressed on some monocytes, Langerhans cells, dendritic cells, and eosinophils from allergic donors. FcεRIα plays a major role in allergic responses and in the presentation of allergens to the immune system. The AER-37 antibody reportedly does not compete with IgE for FceR1 binding.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor® 700.

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The BD Horizon™ Red 718 (R718) Dye is part of the BD red family of dyes. It is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 695-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 718-nm. Driven by BD innovation, R718 is designed to be excited by the red laser (627–640-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 720-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). R718 is a brighter alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. R718 is also a bright small molecule alternative to APC-R700 with lower spread into the APC detector. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

  1. Cheng YX, Foster B, Holland SM, et al. CD2 identifies a monocyte subpopulation with immunoglobulin E-dependent, high-level expression of Fc epsilon RI.. Clin Exp Allergy. 2006; 36(11):1436-45. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  2. Foster B, Metcalfe DD, Prussin C. Human dendritic cell 1 and dendritic cell 2 subsets express FcepsilonRI: correlation with serum IgE and allergic asthma.. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003; 112(6):1132-8. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  3. Gounni AS, Lamkhioued B, Ochiai K, et al. High-affinity IgE receptor on eosinophils is involved in defence against parasites. Nature. 1994; 367(6459):183-186. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Jürgens M, Wollenberg A, Hanau D, de la Salle H, Bieber T. Activation of human epidermal Langerhans cells by engagement of the high affinity receptor for IgE, Fc epsilon RI.. J Immunol. 1995; 155(11):5184-9. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Maurer D, Fiebiger S, Ebner C, et al. Peripheral blood dendritic cells express Fc epsilon RI as a complex composed of Fc epsilon RI alpha- and Fc epsilon RI gamma-chains and can use this receptor for IgE-mediated allergen presentation.. J Immunol. 1996; 157(2):607-16. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Takai T, Yuuki T, Iwamoto-Yasue N, Okumura K, Ra C. Epitope analysis and primary structures of variable regions of anti-human FcepsilonRI monoclonal antibodies, and expression of the chimeric antibodies fused with human constant regions.. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000; 64(9):1856-67. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry, Western blot). View Reference
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