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PE Mouse Anti-Rat CD8a
PE Mouse Anti-Rat CD8a

The expression of CD8a on rat splenocytes. Single-cell suspensions of LOU splenocytes were stained with PE-conjugated mAb OX-8 and FITC-conjugated anti-rat CD3 mAb G4.18 (Cat. No. 559975/554832). Note that the CD8a+CD3- population represents NK cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

The expression of CD8a on rat splenocytes. Single-cell suspensions of LOU splenocytes were stained with PE-conjugated mAb OX-8 and FITC-conjugated anti-rat CD3 mAb G4.18 (Cat. No. 559975/554832). Note that the CD8a+CD3- population represents NK cells. Flow cytometry was performed on a BD FACScan™ flow cytometry system.

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BD Pharmingen™
Rat (QC Testing)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
High-molecular-weight rat thymocyte glycoproteins
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
AB_397403
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with R-PE under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE were removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  3. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
  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.
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Antibody Details
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OX-8

The OX-8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the hinge-like membrane-proximal domain of the 32 kDa α chain of the CD8 differentiation antigen. A truncated CD8 α' isoform has not been detected in the rat. The CD8 α and β chains (CD8a and CD8b, respectively) form a heterodimer on the surface of most thymocytes and a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (i.e., MHC class I-restricted T cells, including most T suppressor/cytotoxic cells). Intestinal intrapithelial lymphocytes, many CD8+ T cells of athymic rats, many activated CD4+ T cells, and most NK cells express CD8a without CD8b. It has been suggested that the expression of the CD8a/CD8b heterodimer is restricted to thymus-derived T lymphocytes. OX-8 antibody does not react with resting CD4+ T helper cells. CD8 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class I molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase Ick. Macrophages have also been reported to express CD8 α and β chains, which are involved in signal transduction. Soluble OX-8 mAb partially blocks in vitro MLR and CTL activity.

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PE
R-Phycoerythrin (PE), is part of the BD family of Phycobiliprotein dyes. This fluorochrome is a multimeric fluorescent phycobiliprotein with excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 496 nm and 566 nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 576 nm. PE is designed to be excited by the Blue (488 nm), Green (532 nm) and Yellow-Green (561 nm) lasers and detected using an optical filter centered near 575 nm (e.g., a 575/26-nm bandpass filter). As PE is excited by multiple lasers, this can result in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover on instruments with various combinations of Blue, Green, and Yellow-Green lasers. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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PE
Yellow-Green 488 nm, 532 nm, 561 nm
496 nm, 566 nm
576 nm
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Citations & References
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