V450 Rat Anti-Mouse Foxp3
Clone MF23 (RUO)
- Brand BD Horizon™
- Alternative Name Forkhead box p3; Forkhead box protein p3; JM2; Scurfin; Scurfy; Sf
- Concentration 0.2 mg/ml
- Isotype Rat IgG2b
- Reactivity Mouse (QC Testing)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Mouse Foxp3 Recombinant Protein
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The MF23 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse Foxp3. Foxp3 is a 50-55 kDa protein also known as Forkhead box p3, JM2, or IPEX. It is a member of the forkhead or winged helix family of transcription factors and is specifically expressed by T regulatory (Treg) cells. Foxp3 has been reported to be a key regulatory protein for Treg cell development and function. Ectopic expression of Foxp3 in conventional T cells is sufficient to induce suppressive activity, repress the production of cytokines such as IL2 and IFN-γ, and upregulate Treg cell-associated molecules such as CD25, CTLA4 and GITR. It has been found that the mutation of Foxp3 is responsible for "scurfy" mice. When overexpressed, Foxp3 leads to poor T cell proliferation and activation. Immunoblotting with MF23 antibody has confirmed it recognizes an epitope between 1-87 amino acids in the N-terminal domain.
The antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ V450, which has been developed for use in multicolor flow cytometry experiments and is available exclusively from BD Biosciences. It is excited by the Violet laser Ex max of 406 nm and has an Em Max at 450 nm. Conjugates with BD Horizon™ V450 can be used in place of Pacific Blue™ conjugates.
BD Horizon™ V450 is a coumarin dye excited by the violet laser that exhibits spectral properties similar to Pacific Blue™. Conjugates are typically as bright or brighter than comparable reagents conjugated to Pacific Blue™. 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
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
The antibody was conjugated with BD Horizon™ V450 under optimum conditions, and unreacted BD Horizon™ V450 was removed.
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- 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.
- BD Horizon V450 has a maximum absorption of 406 nm and maximum emission of 450 nm. Before staining with this reagent, please confirm that your flow cytometer is capable of exciting the fluorochrome and discriminating the resulting fluorescence.
- Pacific Blue™ is a trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.