Alexa Fluor® 647 Mouse Anti-Human CD11c
Clone BU15 (also known as BU-15; Bu-15) (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name ITGAX; integrin alpha X; CD11C; p150 95 integrin alpha chain; SLEB6
- Concentration 0.2 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Human Synovial Fluid Dendritic Cells
- Workshop No. III 256; V S143
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The BU15 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD11c, which is also known as Integrin alpha X (αX Integrin) or p150,95 Integrin alpha chain. CD11c is a ~150 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by ITGAX (Integrin subunit alpha X) which belongs to the integrin alpha chain family. It is variably expressed on monocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, NK cells, dendritic cells, and subsets of B and T cells. CD11c associates with CD18 (Integrin beta 2/β2 Integrin) to form the heterodimeric CD11c:CD18 complex, which is also known as p150,95 Integrin, or the Type 4 Complement Receptor (CR4). CD11c:CD18 binds to fibrinogen, iC3b, ICAM-1 (CD54), or lipopolysaccharide (LPS). CD11c:CD18 functions as an adhesion molecule that mediates cellular binding to ligands expressed on stimulated cells including epithelium and endothelium found during inflammation.
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.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Note: The binding of the BU15 antibody to CD11c is divalent cation dependent. Therefore, heparin is recommended for use as the blood anticoagulant rather than the EDTA chelating agent that might adversely affect BU15 antibody binding and cellular staining.