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BV421 Rat Anti-Mouse Pre-B Cell Receptor
BV421 Rat Anti-Mouse Pre-B Cell Receptor

Flow cytometric analysis using BD OptiBuild™ BV421 Rat Anti-Mouse Pre-B Cell Receptor antibody (Cat. No. 744898; solid line histogram) on live 70Z/3 cells, with corresponding Isotype Control (dotted line histogram). Flow cytometry was performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System.

Flow cytometric analysis using BD OptiBuild™ BV421 Rat Anti-Mouse Pre-B Cell Receptor antibody (Cat. No. 744898; solid line histogram) on live 70Z/3 cells, with corresponding Isotype Control (dotted line histogram). Flow cytometry was performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ Flow Cytometer System.

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BD OptiBuild™
Pre-BCR
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Rat LEW, also known as Lewis IgG2a, κ
Purified soluble complex of recombinant µ IgH, λ5, and VpreB
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
AB_2742567
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


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 BV421 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 www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  7. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources 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 Violet 421 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,158,444; 8,362,193; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  10. Pacific Blue™ is a trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
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Antibody Details
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SL156

The pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR) expressed during the early stages of B lymphocyte development is a heterodimer of immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) with surrogate light chain, which is an Ig-light-chain-like molecule composed of the non-covalently linked Lambda 5 (λ5) and VpreB proteins. The pre-BCR is believed to control IgH repertoire selection and proliferation of differentiating B lymphocytes. The SL156 antibody reacts with a conformational epitope of the pre-BCR in transfected X63-Ag8.653 cells but not with surrogate light chain, λ5, or VpreB in the absence of IgH. It detects pre-BCR on pre-B cell lines, but not on pro-B cell lines or IgM-positive splenocytes. It also detects pre-BCR on the surface of pre-B cells, but not on Ig light chain (IgL)-positive B lymphocytes, from the bone marrow of normal mice. It has been noted that the cell-surface expression of pre-BCR is upregulated after a one-hour incubation of bone-marrow leukocytes in tissue culture medium at 37°C. After immunization, cell-surface pre-BCR is detected on a subset of splenic IgL+ germinal-center B lymphocytes.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue™ filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue conjugates.

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BV421
The BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ 421 (BV421) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ family of dyes. This polymer-technology based dye has an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 407-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 423-nm. Driven by BD innovation, BV421 is designed to be excited by the violet laser (405-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 420-nm (e.g., a 431/28-nm or 450/50-nm bandpass filter). BV421 is an ideal alternative for V450 as it is approximately ten times brighter with less spillover into the BV510/V500 detector. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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BV421
Violet 405 nm
407 nm
423 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

  1. Karasuyama H, Rolink A, Melchers F. A complex of glycoproteins is associated with VpreB/lambda 5 surrogate light chain on the surface of mu heavy chain-negative early precursor B cell lines. J Exp Med. 1993; 178(2):469-478. (Immunogen). View Reference
  2. Martensson IL, Ceredig R. Review article: role of the surrogate light chain and the pre-B-cell receptor in mouse B-cell development. Immunology. 2000; 101(4):435-441. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Meffre E, Papavasiliou F, Cohen P, et al. Antigen receptor engagement turns off the V(D)J recombination machinery in human tonsil B cells. J Exp Med. 1998; 188(4):765-772. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Melchers F, ten Boekel E, Seidl T, et al. Repertoire selection by pre-B-cell receptors and B-cell receptors, and genetic control of B-cell development from immature to mature B cells. Immunol Rev. 2000; 175:33-46. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Shimizu T, Mundt C, Licence S, Melchers F, Martensson IL. VpreB1/VpreB2/lambda 5 triple-deficient mice show impaired B cell development but functional allelic exclusion of the IgH locus. J Immunol. 2002; 168(12):6286-6293. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Winkler TH, Rolink A, Melchers F, Karasuyama H. Precursor B cells of mouse bone marrow express two different complexes with the surrogate light chain on the surface. Eur J Immunol. 1995; 25(2):446-450. (Immunogen). View Reference
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