FITC Rat Anti-Human CCR7 (CD197)
Clone 3D12 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name CCR7, BLR-2, EBI-1, CMKBR7
- Vol. Per Test 20 µl
- Isotype Rat IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human CCR7 protein
- Entrez Gene ID 1236
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The monoclonal antibody 3D12 reacts with the human CC chemokine receptor, CCR7. CCR7 (previously known as BLR-2, EBI-1 and CMKBR7), a seven-transmembrane, G-protein-coupled receptor, is the specific receptor for CC chemokines, MIP-3β/Exodus 3/ELC/ CCL19 and 6Ckine/Exodus 2/SLC/TCA4/CCL21. It has been shown that CCR7 mRNA is expressed mainly in lymphoid tissues including spleen, lymph nodes and tonsil. CCR7 mRNA was also detected in peripheral T and B lymphocytes, in bone marrow and cord blood CD34-positive cells and mature dendritic cells. The human CCR7 gene, unlike other CC chemokine receptor genes, has been mapped to chromosome 17q12. The immunogen used to generate 3D12 hybridoma was the N-terminus as well as parts of the second extracellular loop of human CCR7 protein. The monoclonal antibody 3D12 recognizes an epitope mapping to the N-terminus of human CCR7.
FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate, is a fluorochrome with a molecular weight of 389 Da. FITC is sensitive to pH changes and photobleaching. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, FITC and Alexa Fluor® 488 cannot be used simultaneously. FITC is relatively dim and should be reserved for highly expressed markers whenever possible.
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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.
- This reagent has been pre-diluted for use at the recommended Volume per Test. We typically use 1 × 10^6 cells in a 100-µl experimental sample (a test).
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
- 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.
- For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
Flow cytometry: Chemokine receptors are known to internalize during manipulation resulting in low frequency expression. Immunophenotyping studies of chemokine receptors need to be performed on freshly collected whole blood (<24 Hrs). Incubation with the antibody should be done at 4°C in the dark. Cellular manipulation, such as Ficoll separation, freezing, or exposure to cold temperatures prior to staining have been shown to cause a decrease in staining intensity and/or inconsistent results.
Investigators should note that alternative staining procedures may be neccessary. A multiple-step staining procedure is strongly recommended, in some instances, to amplify immunofluorescent signals for the flow cytometric analysis of human CD197 (CCR7) expression. Investigators may find the Purified Rat Anti-Human CCR7 (CD197) antibody (Cat. No. 552175) to be useful in conjunction with appropriate secondary and tertiary reagents for detecting low frequency expression, such as with Biotin Mouse Anti-Rat IgG2a (Cat. No. 553894) and PE Streptavidin (Cat. No. 554061).