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BUV615 Mouse Anti-Human CD178
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BD OptiBuild™
Fas ligand; FASL; FASLG; CD95 ligand; CD95L; CD95-L; TNFSF6; APTL; APT1LG1
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1
Mouse T lymphoma cells (L5178Y) expressing human FasL
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.

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes 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. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

Note:  When using high concentrations of antibody, background binding of this dye to erythroid cell subsets (mature erythrocytes and precursors) has been observed.  For researchers studying these cell populations, or in cases where light scatter gating does not adequately exclude these cells from the analysis, this background may be an important factor to consider when selecting reagents for panel(s).

Product Notices

  1. 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.
  2. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  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. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  7. 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.
  8. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  9. CF™ is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
  10. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 615 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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Antibody Details
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The NOK-1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD178. Fas (CD95; APO-1) is a 45 kDa cell surface protein that mediates apoptosis when cross-linked with agonistic anti-Fas antibodies or by Fas ligand (FasL; CD178). Fas belongs to the TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor)/NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) receptor family, and is expressed in various tissues and cells including the thymus, liver, ovary and lung. CD178 (FasL), a member of the TNF cytokine family, induces apoptosis by binding to Fas, its cell-surface receptor. FasL may exist as either membrane bound or soluble forms and is expressed by activated T and NK cells. FasL may also be constitutively expressed in some immunologically privileged sites, e.g., eye and testis. Fas and FasL play an important role in the induction of apoptosis, and thus regulate a variety of immunological responses.

The NOK-1 antibody clone has been reported to recognize human FasL, recognizing both the membrane bound (FasL) and soluble (sFasL) forms. It is reported that the epitope for NOK-1 has been mapped to the COOH-terminus of FasL, at the region implicated in Fas binding. FasL and sFasL have been reported to migrate at reduced molecular weights of 40 and 26 kDa, respectively. However, the molecular weights observed in a particular sample may vary according to FasL and sFasL glycosylation and breakdown patterns as described in the literature.  The NOK-1 antibody clone is not recommended for the Western blot application.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP.  Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).

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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 615 (BUV615) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 615-nm. BUV615, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 615-nm (e.g, 610/20 bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Blue (488-nm) and yellow-green (561-nm) lasers resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
615 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (9)

  1. Kayagaki N, Kawasaki A, Ebata T, et al. Metalloproteinase-mediated release of human Fas ligand. J Exp Med. 1995; 182(6):1777-1783. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry, Neutralization). View Reference
  2. Orlinick JR, Elkon KB, Chao MV. Separate domains of the human fas ligand dictate self-association and receptor binding. J Biol Chem. 1997; 272(51):32221-32229. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  3. Oyaizu N, Adachi Y, Hashimoto F, et al. Monocytes express Fas ligand upon CD4 cross-linking and induce CD4+ T cells apoptosis: a possible mechanism of bystander cell death in HIV infection. J Immunol. 1997; 158(5):2456-2463. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  4. Sieg S, Smith D, Yildirim Z, Kaplan D. Fas ligand deficiency in HIV disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997; 94(11):5860-5865. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  5. Takahashi T, Tanaka M, Brannan CI, et al. Generalized lymphoproliferative disease in mice, caused by a point mutation in the Fas ligand. Cell. 1994; 76(6):969-976. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Tanaka M, Suda T, Takahashi T, Nagata S. Expression of the functional soluble form of human Fas ligand in activated lymphocytes. EMBO J. 1995; 14(6):1129-1135. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Villunger A, Egle A, Marschitz I, et al. Constitutive expression of Fas (Apo-1/CD95) ligand on multiple myeloma cells: a potential mechanism of tumor-induced suppression of immune surveillance. Blood. 1997; 90(1):12-20. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Neutralization). View Reference
  8. Walker PR, Saas P, Dietrich PY. Role of Fas ligand (CD95L) in immune escape: the tumor cell strikes back. J Immunol. 1997; 158(10):4521-4524. (Clone-specific: Neutralization). View Reference
  9. Zavazava N, Kronke M. Soluble HLA class I molecules induce apoptosis in alloreactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Nat Med. 1996; 2(9):1005-1010. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Neutralization). View Reference
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