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R718 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4
R718 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenocytes were preincubated with Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 (Mouse BD Fc Block™) (Cat. No. 553141/553142), then stained with BD Horizon™ BV421 Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 562600) and either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgG2b, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566943; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 567312; Right Plot) at 0.25 µg/test. BD Via-Probe™ Cell Viability 7-AAD Solution (Cat. No. 555815/555816) was added to cells right before analysis. Bivariate pseudocolor density plots showing CD4 expression (or Ig Isotype staining) versus CD3e were derived from gated events with the side and forward light-scattering characteristics of viable (7-AAD negative) splenocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Cell Analyzer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.

Multicolor flow cytometric analysis of CD4 expression on mouse splenocytes. Mouse splenocytes were preincubated with Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 (Mouse BD Fc Block™) (Cat. No. 553141/553142), then stained with BD Horizon™ BV421 Hamster Anti-Mouse CD3e antibody (Cat. No. 562600) and either BD Horizon™ R718 Rat IgG2b, κ Isotype Control (Cat. No. 566943; Left Plot) or BD Horizon™ R718 Rat Anti-Mouse CD4 antibody (Cat. No. 567312; Right Plot) at 0.25 µg/test. BD Via-Probe™ Cell Viability 7-AAD Solution (Cat. No. 555815/555816) was added to cells right before analysis. Bivariate pseudocolor density plots showing CD4 expression (or Ig Isotype staining) versus CD3e were derived from gated events with the side and forward light-scattering characteristics of viable (7-AAD negative) splenocytes. Flow cytometry and data analysis were performed using a BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 Cell Analyzer System and FlowJo™ software. Data shown on this Technical Data Sheet are not lot specific.

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BD Horizon™
Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat SD, also known as Sprague-Dawley (outbred) IgG2b, κ
BALB/c mouse thymocytes
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.2 mg/ml
12504
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 to the dye under optimum conditions and unreacted dye was removed.

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.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. 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.
  4. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
  5. This product is provided under an Agreement between BIOTIUM and BD Biosciences. This product, and only in the amount purchased by buyer, may be used solely for buyer’s own internal research, in a manner consistent with the accompanying product literature. No other right to use, sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product, or (b) its components is hereby granted expressly, by implication or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses require a separate license from Biotium, Inc. For information on purchasing a license to this product including for purposes other than research, contact Biotium, Inc., 3159 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545, Tel: (510) 265-1027. Fax: (510) 265-1352. Email: btinfo@biotium.com.
  6. Please refer to http://regdocs.bd.com to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  7. Alexa Fluor™ is a trademark of Life Technologies Corporation.
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Antibody Details
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RM4-4

The RM4-4 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen expressed on most thymocytes, a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (ie, MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells), and a subset of NK-T cells of all mouse strains tested. CD4 has also been detected at low density on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 is expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm. CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. Purified RM4-4 mAb does not block binding of the CD4-specific monoclonal antibodies, GK1.5, H129.19, or RM4-5, to T cells.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ Red 718, which has been developed exclusively by for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. BD Horizon™ Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor™ 700

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R718
The BD Horizon™ Red 718 (R718) Dye is part of the BD red family of dyes. It is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 695-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 718-nm. Driven by BD innovation, R718 is designed to be excited by the red laser (627–640-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 720-nm (e.g., a 720/40-nm bandpass filter). R718 is a brighter alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. R718 is also a bright small molecule alternative to APC-R700 with lower spread into the APC detector. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
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R718
Red 627-640 nm
695 nm
718 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (12)

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Refer to manufacturer's instructions for use and related User Manuals and Technical Data Sheets before using this product as described.

Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD technology, manual methods or are general performance claims. Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.