PE Mouse Anti-Rat CD1d
Clone WTH2 (also known as WTH-2) (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Cd1d; Antigen-presenting glycoprotein CD1d; CD1d1
- Concentration 0.2 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Rat (QC Testing) Mouse (Tested in Development)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Rat CD1d Transfected Cell Line
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The WTH2 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to rat CD1d and crossreacts with mouse CD1d. CD1d is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is noncovalently associated with β2-microglobulin. CD1d is expressed on various cell types including subsets of thymocytes, T cells, B cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, endothelial cells and epithelial cells. Although structurally similar to MHC Class I antigens, CD1d molecules are rather non-polymorphic and serve to present non-peptide antigens such as endogenous or microbial glycolipids to T lymphocytes (NKT cells). The WTH1 monoclonal antibody reportedly binds to a non-overlapping epitope on rat CD1d and also crossreacts with mouse CD1d when compared with WTH2. Both WTH1 and WTH2 reportedly interfere with antigen recognition by CD1d-restricted T cells.
- Format PE
- Excitation Source Blue 488 nm,Green 532 nm,Yellow/Green 561 nm
- Excitation Max 496 nm
- Emission Max 578 nm
R-phycoerythrin (PE) is an accessory photosynthetic pigment found in red algae. It exists in vitro as a 240-kDa protein with 23 phycoerythrobilin chromophores per molecule. This makes PE one of the brightest fluorochromes for flow cytometry applications, but its photobleaching properties make it unsuitable for fluorescence microscopy.
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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 R-PE under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody and free PE were 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.
- 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.