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FITC Mouse Anti-Rat CD3
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BD Pharmingen™
Rat (QC Testing)
Mouse BALB/c IgM, κ
F344 rat splenic T cells stimulated with PMA plus A23187
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

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. 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 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.
Antibody Details
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The 1F4 antibody reacts with the T-cell receptor-associated CD3 cell-surface antigen found on thymocytes, peripheral T lymphocytes, and dendritic epidermal T cells. In vitro, immobilized 1F4 mAb induces T-cell proliferation, and soluble mAb synergizes with PMA for T-cell activation. Pre-incubation of splenocytes with mAb 1F4 blocks staining with mAb G4.18 (Cat. No. 559974/554830).

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

Format Details
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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
Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Elbe A, Kilgus O, Hünig T, and Stingl G. T-cell receptor diversity in dendritic epidermal T cells in the rat. J Invest Dermatol. 1993; 102:74-79. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Nicolls MR, Aversa GG, Pearce NW, et al. Induction of long-term specific tolerance to allografts in rats by therapy with an anti-CD3-like monoclonal antibody.. Transplantation. 1993; 55(3):459-68. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Tanaka T, Masuko T, Yagita H, Tamura T, Hashimoto Y. Characterization of a CD3-like rat T cell surface antigen recognized by a monoclonal antibody.. J Immunol. 1989; 142(8):2791-2795. (Immunogen). View Reference

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.