Alexa Fluor® 647 Mouse anti-Bcl-6
Clone K112-91 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name BCL6; B-cell lymphoma 6 protein; LAZ3; Laz-3, ZBTB27, ZNF51
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing) Mouse (Tested in Development)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human Bcl-6 Recombinant Protein
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The K112-91 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Bcl-6. Bcl-6 was first identified as a proto-oncogene frequently deregulated by chromosomal translocations in non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphomas. It is a nuclear transcriptional repressor of the BTB/POZ zinc-finger family of transcription factors. In addition to its roles in cancer, Bcl-6 plays important roles in the differentiation of normal cells including B cells, thymocytes, CD4+ or CD8+ T cells. Bcl-6 is highly expressed in germinal center B cells, where it promotes the germinal center reaction by inducing proliferation and inhibiting the DNA-damage response. Bcl-6 has been identified as a key factor in promoting the differentiation of CD4+ follicular T helper (Tfh) cells that are involved in promoting germinal center formation and providing help to B cells. The interplay of Bcl-6 and another transcriptional repressor, Blimp-1, is thought to be critical in defining the results of both B-cell and T-cell differentiation.
The K112-91 antibody is compatible with multiple cellular fixation and permeabilization treatments as listed in the Recommended Assay Procedure section (please see below).
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).
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- 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.
- Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
- Alexa Fluor® 647 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for allophycocyanin (APC).
- For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
- 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.
- This product is sold under license to the following patent: US Patent No. 6,174,997.
- Cy is a trademark of GE Healthcare.
- Species testing during development may have been performed with a different format of the same clone. Selected applications have been tested for cross-reactivity.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
This fluorescent antibody conjugate is suitable for intracellular staining of cell lines and primary cells fixed using BD Cytofix™ Fixation Buffer (Cat. No. 554655) or BD Phosflow™ Lyse/Fix Buffer (Cat. No. 558049) and permeabilized using BD Phosflow™ Perm/Wash Buffer I (Cat. No. 557885) or BD Phosflow™ Perm Buffers II (Cat. No. 558052), III (Cat. No. 558050) or IV (Cat. No. 560746).
We validate the quality of each batch of the K112-91 antibody conjugate by flow cytometry on human cell lines. Investigators may use the same cell lines as controls for their staining procedure, namely Ramos (Positive; ATCC CRL-1596) and Jurkat (Negative; ATCC TIB-152) human cell lines actively growing in log phase (do not overgrow). Cells are fixed with BD Cytofix™ Fixation Buffer (Cat. No. 554655; 10 minutes at 37°C), permeabilized with BD Phosflow™ Perm Buffer III (Cat. No. 558050; 30 minutes on ice), and washed using BD Pharmingen™ Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 554656), followed by intracellular staining with Mouse anti-Bcl-6 for 45 minutes at room temperature.