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BV786 Mouse Anti-Mouse Vβ 12 T-Cell Receptor
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BD OptiBuild™
TCR Vβ12; TCR V beta 12; TCR Vb12
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Mouse SWR IgG1, κ
Not Reported
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 BV786 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 Violet 786 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,455,613; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  10. Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
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Antibody Details
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The MR11-1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the Vβ 12 T-cell Receptor (TCR) of mice having the b haplotype (e.g., C57BL, C58, DBA/1) of the Tcrb gene complex1 The Tcrb-V12 gene locus is deleted in mice having the a (e.g., C57BR, C57L, SJL, SWR) or c (e.g., RIII) haplotype. Vβ 12 TCR-bearing T lymphocytes are clonally eliminated in mice expressing I-E and superantigens encoded by Mtv-8 (Mlsf, Dvb11.1), Mtv-9 (Etc-1, Mlsf, Dvb11.2) and/or Mtv-11 (Mlsf, Dvb11.3) proviruses (eg, A, AKR, BALB/c, CBA/J, C3H, DBA/2). Activation of Vβ 12 TCR-expressing T cells by these determinants is dependent upon presentation by I-E. C57BL/6 spleen T cells expressing Vβ 12 TCR are among the predominant responders to MAIDS virus superantigen.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV786 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 786-nm.  BD Horizon BV786 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™7-like dyes (eg, 780/60-nm filter).

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ 786 (BV786) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™ family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BV421 donor with an Ex Max of 407-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 786-nm.  BV786, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the violet laser and detected using a filter, centered near 785 nm (e.g. 780/60 nm bandpass filter).  Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Violet 405 nm
407 nm
786 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (6)

  1. Abe R, Kanagawa O, Sheard MA, Malissen B, Foo-Phillips M. Characterization of a new minor lymphocyte stimulatory system. I. Cluster of self antigens recognized by "I-E-reactive" V beta s, V beta 5, V beta 11, and V beta 12 T cell receptors for antigen. J Immunol. 1991; 147(3):739-749. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Behlke MA, Chou HS, Huppi K, Loh DY. Murine T-cell receptor mutants with deletions of beta-chain variable region genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1986; 83(3):767-771. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Haqqi TM, Banerjee S, Anderson GD, David CS. RIII S/J (H-2r). An inbred mouse strain with a massive deletion of T cell receptor V beta genes. J Exp Med. 1989; 169(6):1903-1909. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Heise M, Chow K, Kanagawa O. Interaction between T cells and murine acquired immunodeficiency virus superantigen: effect of second signal on T cell reactivity to the MAIDS virus superantigen. Int Immunol. 1993; 5(6):583-590. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Hodes RJ, Abe R. Mouse endogenous superantigens: Ms and Mls-like determinants encoded by mouse retroviruses.. Curr Protoc Immunol. 2001; Appendix 1:Appendix 1F. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Vacchio MS, Hodes RJ. Selective decreases in T cell receptor V beta expression. Decreased expression of specific V beta families is associated with expression of multiple MHC and non-MHC gene products. J Exp Med. 1989; 170(4):1335-1346. (Biology). View Reference
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