FITC Mouse Anti-Human CD46
Clone E4.3 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name AHUS2; Membrane cofactor protein; MCP; MIC10; TLX; TRA2.10
- Vol. Per Test 20 µl
- Isotype Mouse IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Workshop No. IV N24
- Entrez Gene ID 4179
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The E4.3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD46. CD46 is also known as membrane cofactor protein (MCP). CD46 is a type I membrane glycoprotein composed of two non-disulfide linked α (66 kDa) and β (56 kDa) chains expressed on lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes. It is not expressed on erythrocytes or platelets. There are four isoforms of the dimer which function as complement regulatory factors. CD46 promotes the enzymatic degradation of activated C3b and/or C4b deposited on host cells. It also serves as the measles virus receptor.
FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate, is a fluorochrome with a molecular weight of 389 Da. FITC is sensitive to pH changes and photobleaching. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, FITC and Alexa Fluor® 488 cannot be used simultaneously. FITC is relatively dim and should be reserved for highly expressed markers whenever possible.
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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 FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC 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).
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
- 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.