Alexa Fluor® 647 Armenian Hamster Anti-ICOS (CD278)
Clone C398.4A (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name ICOS; AILIM; H4; Inducible T-cell costimulator; CVID1; Ly115
- Concentration 0.2 mg/ml
- Isotype Armenian Hamster IgG
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing) Mouse (Tested in Development) Rat, Rhesus (Reported)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Mouse D10.G4.1 T-cell clone
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The C398.4A monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Inducible Costimulator (ICOS), which is also known as, CD278, Activation-inducible lymphocyte immunomediatory molecule (AILIM), or H4. ICOS is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that forms a disulfide-linked homodimer and belongs to the CD28 family within the Ig superfamily. ICOS is expressed on either CD4+ or CD8+ single-positive mature thymocytes, T cells, or subsets of Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC). Its expression is upregulated on activated T lymphocytes. ICOS is a costimulatory receptor that can bind to the B7-H2 ligand (CD275, ICOS-L) that is expressed on B cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and endothelial cells. ICOS plays a critical role in many types of T cell-dependent immunity. In the case of humoral immunity, for example, ICOS signaling is critical for the differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and development of germinal centers. Although C398.4A was generated against mouse ICOS, this antibody reportedly crossreacts with human, rhesus, and rat ICOS.
Alexa Fluor® 647 conjugates are highly photostable and remain fluorescent over a broad pH range. The excitation and emission maxima are nearly identical to those of APC. However, APC tends to be brighter while Alexa Fluor® 647 is more optimal for intracellular applications. This fluorochrome exhibits uncommon photostability, making it an ideal choice for use in fluorescence microscopy. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, APC and Alexa Fluor® 647 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 to Alexa Fluor® 647 under optimum conditions, and unreacted Alexa Fluor® 647 was removed.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- Alexa Fluor® 647 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for allophycocyanin (APC).
- Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- The Alexa Fluor®, Pacific Blue™, and Cascade Blue® dye antibody conjugates in this product are sold under license from Molecular Probes, Inc. for research use only, excluding use in combination with microarrays, or as analyte specific reagents. The Alexa Fluor® dyes (except for Alexa Fluor® 430), Pacific Blue™ dye, and Cascade Blue® dye are covered by pending and issued patents.
- 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.