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FITC Hamster Anti-Rat CD62L
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BD Pharmingen™
Sell; selectin L; L-selectin; LECAM-1; LECAM1; LAM-1; Ly-22
Rat (QC Testing)
Armenian Hamster IgG2, λ1
Rat LECAM-1 human IgG1 fusion protein
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.5 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 with FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC was removed.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For detection of L-selectin on peripheral blood leukocytes, use of EDTA as anti-coagulant is recommended; heparin should not be used.

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. Although hamster immunoglobulin isotypes have not been well defined, BD Biosciences Pharmingen has grouped Armenian and Syrian hamster IgG monoclonal antibodies according to their reactivity with a panel of mouse anti-hamster IgG mAbs. A table of the hamster IgG groups, Reactivity of Mouse Anti-Hamster Ig mAbs, may be viewed at
  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.
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Antibody Details
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The HRL1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to L-selectin (LECAM-1, CD62L), which is detected on a small percentage of thymocytes and on most neutrophils and peripheral lymphocytes. CD62L is a 62-kDa (on neutrophils) or 65-kDa (on lymphocytes) receptor, with lectin-like and epidermal growth factor-like domains, which binds to sialylated oligosaccharide determinants on high endothelial venules (HEV) in peripheral lymph nodes. This member of the selectin adhesion molecule family appears to be required for lymphocyte homing to peripheral lymph nodes and to contribute to neutrophil emigration at inflammatory sites. L-selectin is rapidly shed from lymphocytes and neutrophils upon cell activation. In the mouse, the level of CD62L expression distinguishes naive CD4+T cells from effector/memory T helper cells. HRL1 antibody inhibits the ligand-binding activity of Lselectin in in vitro assays and slows in vivo leukocyte rolling on microvascular endothelium.

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Fluorescein (FITC) is part of the BD blue family of dyes. This is a small organic fluorochrome with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) at 494-nm and an emission maximum (Em Max) at 518-nm. FITC is designed to be excited by the Blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 520 nm (e.g., a 530/30-nm bandpass filter). Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Blue 488 nm
494 nm
518 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (4)

  1. Mulligan MS, Miyasaka M, Tamatani T, Jones ML, Ward PA. Requirements for L-selectin in neutrophil-mediated lung injury in rats. J Immunol. 1994; 152(2):832-840. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Sprent J, Tough DF. Lymphocyte life-span and memory. Science. 1994; 265(5177):1395-1400. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Springer TA. Traffic signals for lymphocyte recirculation and leukocyte emigration: the multistep paradigm. Cell. 1994; 76(2):301-314. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Tamatani T, Kitamura F, Kuida K, et al. Characterization of rat LECAM-1 (L-selectin) by the use of monoclonal antibodies and evidence for the presence of soluble LECAM-1 in rat sera. Eur J Immunol. 1993; 23(9):2181-2188. (Immunogen: Flow cytometry). View Reference
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