BV421 Mouse Anti-Human IL-8
Clone G265-8 (RUO)
- Brand BD Horizon™
- Alternative Name IL8; CXCL8; GCP-1; LYNAP; MDNCF; MONAP; NAP-1; emoctakin
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse IgG2b
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Recombinant Human IL-8
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The G265-8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to both the 72 and 77 amino acid isoforms of human Interleukin-8 (IL-8). IL-8 is secreted as an 8-9 kDa, non-glycosylated proinflammatory chemokine protein also known as chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 8 (CXCL8). IL-8 is synthesized as a 99 amino acid precursor that is proteolytically processed into several isoforms. The 72 amino acid isoform is produced by monocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts in response to pro-inflammatory stimuli including cytokines and microbial agents. It is also expressed by endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, lymphocytes, and a variety of tumor cells. In response to IL-4, IL-10 and TGFβ, the cellular production of IL-8 is inhibited. IL-8 is crucial for the activation and recruitment of neutrophils to inflammatory sites. IL-8 is also a chemoattractant for basophils and T-lymphocytes. IL-8 possesses angiogenic activity and can be associated with tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. The 77 amino acid IL-8 isoform is primarily produced by endothelial cells. This larger isoform is reportedly a less potent neutrophil activator than the 72 amino acid isoform. IL-8 binds to and signals through two G-protein-coupled receptors, IL-8RA (CXCR1/CD181) and IL-8RB (CXCR2/CD182).
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon™ Brilliant Violet™ family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon™ BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue™ filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon™ BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue™ conjugates.
BV421 is a polymer-based dye excited by the violet laser and is one of the brightest fluorochromes offered by BD Biosciences. Conjugates are typically 10 times brighter than Pacific Blue™ conjugates and are often as bright as or brighter than PE conjugates. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, BD Horizon BV421, Pacific Blue™, and BD Horizon™ V450 cannot be used simultaneously.
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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 BD Horizon BV421 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free BD Horizon BV421 were 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).
- Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- 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.
- Pacific Blue™ is a trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- Brilliant Violet™ 421 is a trademark of Sirigen.