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Purified Mouse Anti-Rat CD8a
Purified Mouse Anti-Rat CD8a

The expression of CD8a on rat splenocytes. Single-cell suspensions of Lewis splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated anti-rat CD3 mAb G4.18 (Cat. No. 554833) and purified mAb OX-8 (right panel), followed by FITC-conjugated anti-mouse IgG1 mAb A85-1 (Cat. No. 553443). 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 Lewis splenocytes were simultaneously stained with PE-conjugated anti-rat CD3 mAb G4.18 (Cat. No. 554833) and purified mAb OX-8 (right panel), followed by FITC-conjugated anti-mouse IgG1 mAb A85-1 (Cat. No. 553443). 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), Blocking, Immunoaffinity Chromatography, Immunohistochemistry-frozen, Immunohistochemistry-paraffin, Immunohistochemistry-zinc-fixed, Immunoprecipitation, Stimulation, Western blot (Reported)
0.5 mg/ml
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. Store undiluted at 4°C.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For IHC, we recommend the use of purified OX-8 mAb in our special formulation for immunohistochemistry, Cat. No. 550298.

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. 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. Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.
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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.

This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Purified
Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
Purified
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Citations & References
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Development References (16)

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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.