Alexa Fluor® 647 Mouse Anti-Human Bcl-2
Clone Bcl-2/100 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name BCL2; Apoptosis regulator Bcl-2; B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human Bcl-2 synthetic peptide aa. 41-54
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The Bcl-2/100 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human Bcl-2. It has been reported not to crossreact with mouse Bcl-2. A synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 41-54 (GAAPAPGIFSSQPG) of human Bcl-2 was used as the immunogen. This peptide sequence reportedly is not conserved between human and mouse. Programmed cell death (apoptosis) is a normal physiologic process which occurs during embryonic development as well as in maintenance of tissue homeostasis. The apoptotic program is characterized by certain morphological features. These include changes in the plasma membrane such as loss of membrane asymmetry and attachment, a condensation of the cytoplasm and nucleus, and internucleosomal cleavage of DNA. In the final stages, the dying cells become fragmented into "apoptotic bodies" which are rapidly eliminated by phagocytic cells without eliciting significant inflammatory damage to surrounding cells. Members of the Bcl-2 family play a major role in regulating the response of cells to apoptotic signals. Bcl-2 is considered to be novel among proto-oncogenes because it blocks apoptosis in many cell types. Bcl-2 is thought to provide selective survival advantage for cells by blocking apoptosis and thus may contribute to tumorigenesis. Bcl-2 is an approximately 26 kDa intracellular, integral membrane protein found primarily in the nuclear envelope, endoplasmic reticulum and outer mitochondrial membrane.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- Alexa Fluor® 647 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for allophycocyanin (APC).
- 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.