Alexa Fluor® 488 Mouse Anti-Human CD52
Clone 4C8 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Cambridge pathology 1 Ag; CAMPATH-1; Epididymal secretory protein E5; HE5
- Vol. Per Test 5 µl
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG3, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human T Lymphocytes
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, protein stabilizer, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The 4C8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD52 which is also known as Cambridge pathology 1 antigen (CAMPATH-1) or Human epididymis-specific protein 5 (HE5). CD52 is a highly N-glycosylated, 25-29 kDa protein whose C-terminus is glycophosphatidylinositol anchored in the membrane. It is highly expressed on the surface of thymocytes and mature lymphocytes but not on their stem cell precursors. It is also expressed on monocytes, dendritic cells, eosinophils and epithelial cells of the epididymis and seminal vesicles but not on neutrophils, plasma cells, platelets or erythrocytes. Although its functional role is not well characterized, the CD52 antigen serves as an exquisitely sensitive target antigen for antibody and complement-mediated lysis of CD52-positive cells. Anti-CD52 antibodies are being used clinically to remove lymphocytes from transplanted bone marrow cell preparations and in the treatment of some malignant diseases.
Alexa Fluor® conjugates are highly photostable and remain fluorescent over a broad pH range. The excitation and emission maxima are nearly identical to those of FITC. However, Alexa Fluor® 488 tends to be brighter and more optimal for intracellular applications. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, FITC and Alexa Fluor® 488 cannot be used simultaneously. Alexa Fluor® 488 exhibits extraordinary photostability, which makes it highly suitable for fluorescence microscopy.
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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® 488 under optimum conditions, and unreacted Alexa Fluor® 488 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.
- 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® 488 fluorochrome emission is collected at the same instrument settings as for fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).
- Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, OR.
- 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/us/s/resources for technical protocols.