Alexa Fluor® 647 Mouse Anti-Human IL-9
Clone MH9A3 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name IL9; IL-9; interleukin-9; HP40; P40
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse C57BL/6 IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human IL-9 Recombinant Protein
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The MH9A3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human interleukin-9 (IL-9). Human IL-9 is a multifunctional cytokine and a member of the type I cytokine (hematopoietin) family that includes IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-15 and IL-21. This cytokine is encoded by the IL9 gene that is resident on chromosome 5q31.1. IL-9 is expressed by activated CD4-positive T helper cells, by some transformed T cells and by eosinophils, mast cells and neutrophils. IL-9 induces the proliferation, differentiation, and effector function of various cell types including T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes, mast cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, hematopoietic cells and epithelial cells. It potentiates the interleukin-4-induced IgM, IgG and IgE responses by human B lymphocytes. IL-9 has been implicated in human allergic disorders such as asthma and malignancies such as Hodgkin's disease. IL-9 exerts its biological activities through binding to the surface IL-9 receptor (IL-9R) complex comprised of the IL-9R alpha subunit (IL-9Rα; CD129) and the common cytokine receptor gamma subunit (γc; CD132). IL-9 signaling through its receptor includes activation of the Janus kinases 1 and 3 ( JAK1 and JAK3) and activation of Signal transducer and activator of transcription 1, 3 and 5 factors (STAT1, STAT3 and STAT5).
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
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
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).
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
- 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® 647 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for allophycocyanin (APC).
- Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- 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.