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CD8 Intracellular Cytokine Detection Kit Anti-Hu-IFN-γ/CD69/CD8/CD3

BD FastImmune™ CD8 Intracellular Cytokine Detection Kit Anti-Hu-IFN-γ/CD69/CD8/CD3

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BD FastImmune™
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry)


The BD FastImmune™ CD8 Intracellular Cytokine Detection Kit is designed for the detection of intracellular cytokines and the activation marker CD69 in antigen-activated CD8+ T lymphocytes in whole blood. Applications include studies of T-cell responses to antigens, such as herpes viruses, HIV, and tumor antigens.

Contents: Antibody Cocktail (IFN-γ FITC, CD69 PE, CD8 PerCP-Cy™5.5, CD3 APC), Isotype Ctrl Cocktail, Co-Stimulatory Antibodies (CD28/CD49d), Brefeldin A (BFA) Solution, EDTA Solution, BD FACS™ Lysing Solution (10x), BD FACS Permeabilizing Solution 2 (10x).

Preparation And Storage

Upon receipt, thaw BFA, dispense into 10 µL aliquots, and store at –20°C.

Store each kit at 2° to 8°C.

BD FACS Lysing Solution (10X) and BD FACS Permeabilizing Solution 2 (10X) are each stable for the period shown on the appropriate bottle label when stored as directed. Do not use either reagent if discoloration occurs or a precipitate forms. Dilute 1:10 in deionized (DI) water. Use at room temperature. When stored at 2° to 8°C, each antibody reagent is stable until the expiration date shown on the label. Do not use after the expiration date. Conjugated forms should not be frozen and should be protected from prolonged exposure to light. Alteration in the appearance of the reagent, such as precipitation or discoloration, indicates instability or deterioration. In such cases, the reagent should not be used.

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Description Quantity/Size Part Number EntrezGene ID
Antibody Cocktail (IFN-γ FITC, CD69 PE, CD8 PerCP-Cy™5.5, CD3 APC) 50 Tests (1 ea) 346048 916,3458,969,925
Isotype Ctrl Cocktail 50 Tests (1 ea) 346047 916,380793,925
Brefeldin A (BFA) Solution N/A 347688 N/A
Fastimmune Intracellular Cytokine Detection Kit 25 Tests (1 ea) 91-0457 N/A
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Citations & References
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