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BUV615 Mouse Anti-Mouse Vβ 17[a] T-Cell Receptor
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BD OptiBuild™
T cell receptor beta variable 17[a]; TCR Vb17[a]
Mouse (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
Mouse T cells
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 KJ23 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Vβ 17[a] T-cell Receptor (TCR) of mice having the a haplotype (eg,C57L, SJL, SWR) of the Tcrb gene complex. Strains having the b (eg, A, AKR, BALB/c, CBA,C3H/He, C57BL, C58, DBA/1, DBA/2) Tcrb haplotype do not express functional Vβ 17 TCR, and the Tcrb-V17 gene locus is deleted in mice having the c (eg, RIII) haplotype. Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing Tlymphocytes are clonally eliminated in mice expressing I-E (eg, C57BR). KJ23 antibody also recognizes two phenotypic variants of the Vβ 17[a] TCR: Vβ 17[a2] expressed in a variety of wild-derivedmouse strains and Vβ 17[a(cz)] expressed in Mtv-free CZ mice. The effects of Mtv-encoded superantigens upon Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing T cells has been reviewed. Plate-bound KJ23 antibody activates Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing T cells, and injection of the antibody can deplete Vβ 17[a]-bearing Tcells.

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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Format Details
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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 (8)

  1. Cazenave PA, Marche PN, Jouvin-Marche E, et al. V beta 17 gene polymorphism in wild-derived mouse strains: two amino acid substitutions in the V beta 17 region greatly alter T cell receptor specificity. Cell. 1990; 63(4):717-728. (Biology). View Reference
  2. 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
  3. Kappler JW, Roehm N, Marrack P. T cell tolerance by clonal elimination in the thymus. Cell. 1987; 49(2):273-280. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Kappler JW, Wade T, White J, . A T cell receptor V beta segment that imparts reactivity to a class II major histocompatibility complex product. Cell. 1987; 49(2):263-271. (Immunogen). View Reference
  5. Katz JD, Lebow LT, Bonavida B. The in vivo depletion of V beta 17a+ T cells results in the inhibition of reticulum cell sarcoma growth in SJL/J mice. Evidence for the use of anticlonotypic antibody therapy in the control of malignancy. J Immunol. 1989; 143(4):1387-1395. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Ramsdell F, Lantz T, Fowlkes BJ. A nondeletional mechanism of thymic self tolerance. Science. 1989; 246(4933):1038-1041. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Tomonari K, Fairchild S, Rosenwasser OA. Influence of viral superantigens on V beta- and V alpha-specific positive and negative selection. Immunol Rev. 1993; 131:131-168. (Biology). View Reference
  8. Wade T, Bill J, Marrack PC, Palmer E, Kappler JW. Molecular basis for the nonexpression of V beta 17 in some strains of mice. J Immunol. 1988; 141(6):2165-2167. (Biology). View Reference
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