PE-CF594 Mouse Anti-Human FoxP3
Clone 259D/C7 (RUO)
- Brand BD Horizon™
- Alternative Name scurfin; IPEX; JM2; AIID; XPID; DIETER; PIDX
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG1
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen FoxP3
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The 259D/C7 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes human Forkhead box protein P3 (FoxP3) that is also known as Scurfin. FoxP3 is encoded by FOXP3 (Forkhead box P3), likewise known as IPEX (Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy, X-Linked) and JM2, that belongs to the forkhead/winged-helix family of transcriptional regulators. FoxP3 is expressed in CD4+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and represents a specific marker for these cells. Flow cytometric analyses have shown that FoxP3 is expressed by the majority of CD4+CD25+high T cells in peripheral blood while less than half of the CD4+CD25+intermediate cell population are FoxP3 positive. Approximately 5-10% of peripheral CD4+ cells are CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells. T regulatory cells are thought to play a critical role in the regulation of T cell-mediated immunity and to protect against autoimmunity by suppressing the proliferation and cytokine production of other T cells. In support of this hypothesis, it has been found that Foxp3 is mutated in Scurfy (sf) mice that have defective T cell tolerance leading to an X-linked lymphoproliferative disease. The 259D/C7 antibody recognizes all currently-identified isoforms of human FoxP3 and is crossreactive with FoxP3 from Cynomolgus, Rhesus and Baboon primates.
This antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ PE-CF594, which has been developed exclusively by BD Biosciences as a better alternative to PE-Texas Red®. PE-CF594 excites and emits at similar wavelengths to PE-Texas Red® yet exhibits improved brightness and spectral characteristics. Due to PE having maximal absorption peaks at 496 nm and 564 nm, PE-CF594 can be excited by the blue (488-nm), green (532-nm) and yellow-green (561-nm) lasers and can be detected with the same filter set as PE-Texas Red® (eg 610/20-nm filter).
- Format PE-CF594
- Excitation Source Blue 488 nm,Green 532 nm,Yellow/Green 561 nm
- Excitation Max 496 nm
- Emission Max 612 nm
BD Horizon™ PE-CF594 is a tandem conjugate, developed exclusively by BD Biosciences, that combines PE and CF594. PE-CF594 is a brighter alternative to PE-Texas Red®, with improved spectral characteristics. PE-CF594 reagents exhibit very consistent spillover values lot to lot, making them an ideal choice for the PE-Texas Red® detector (610/20 nm).
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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™ PE-CF594 under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE-CF594 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.
- 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.
- Please observe the following precautions: Absorption of visible light can significantly alter the energy transfer occurring in any tandem fluorochrome conjugate; therefore, we recommend that special precautions be taken (such as wrapping vials, tubes, or racks in aluminum foil) to prevent exposure of conjugated reagents, including cells stained with those reagents, to room illumination.
- For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
- Texas Red is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- CF™ is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
- When excited by the yellow-green (561-nm) laser, the fluorescence may be brighter than when excited by the blue (488-nm) laser.
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- Because of the broad absorption spectrum of the tandem fluorochrome, extra care must be taken when using multi-laser cytometers, which may directly excite both PE and CF™594.
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Cell Preparation and Staining Procedures for Conjugated Anti-Human FoxP3 Antibody
1. Bring the buffers to RT before use. Prepare working solutions of the BD Pharmingen™ Human FoxP3 Buffer Set (Cat. No. 560098) (For the buffer preparation, please see TDS Cat. No. 560098 buffer instructions for details).
2. Prepare human PBMC. Dilute the cells with BD Pharmingen Stain Buffer (FBS)* to 1X10^7 cells/ml.
3. Pipette appropriate amount of surface staining reagent to the bottom of each 12 x 75 mm tube.
4. Add 100 µl of cells per tube, vortex, incubate for 20 minutes at RT, protected from light.
5. Add 2 ml of wash buffer. Centrifuge 250 x g for 10 minutes and remove wash buffer.
6. To fix the cells, gently resuspend cell pellet in residual volume of wash buffer and then add 2 ml of 1x Human FoxP3 Buffer A. Vortex. Incubate for 10 minutes at RT in the dark.
7. Centrifuge 500 x g for 5 minutes, and remove fixative. Caution: Be aware the pellet is buoyant.
8. To wash cells, resuspend each cell pellet in 2 ml of BD Pharmingen Stain Buffer (FBS)*, and centrifuge 500 x g for 5 minutes. Remove wash buffer.
9. To permeabilize the cells, gently resuspend the cell pellet in residual volume of wash buffer and then add 0.5 ml of 1x working solution Human FoxP3 Buffer C to each tube. Vortex. Incubate for 30 minutes at RT, protected from light.
10. To wash cells, add 2 ml of BD Pharmingen Stain Buffer (FBS)* to each tube, centrifuge 500 x g for 5 minutes at RT. Remove buffer and repeat wash step. Remove buffer.
11. Add conjugated FoxP3 antibody at appropriate concentrations to resuspend the cell pellet. Gently shake or vortex.
12. Incubate for 30 minutes in the dark at RT.
13. Repeat wash step #10.
14. Resuspend in wash buffer and analyze cells by flow cytometry immediately.
Optional: Add 300 µl of 1% formaldehyde in 1x PBS and store at 4°C. Analyze cells within 24 hours.
* Recommend i) use of BD Pharmingen™ Stain Buffer (FBS; Cat No. 554656) for all wash steps and covering tubes during incubation steps with caps or Parafilm M® and ii) optimal forward and side light scatter voltages to distinguish lymphocytes from debris, red cell ghosts and/or platelets before acquisition.
** Acquire at least 15,000 to 25,000 CD4 positive lymphocytes.