FITC Hamster IgG2 κ Isotype Control
Clone B81-3 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Anti-KLH
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Armenian Hamster IgG2, κ
Flow cytometry, Isotype control (Routinely Tested)
Immunohistochemistry, Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Not Recommended)
- Immunogen Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing protein stabilizer and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The B81-3 monoclonal antibody was raised against keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH), an antigen not expressed by mammalian cells or cell lines. Intended for use as a hamster immunoglobulin isotype control, the B81-3 antibody can be used as a negative control to help differentiate non-specific background signal when compared against a signal from a specific hamster antibody. The purified B81-3 antibody may also serve as a useful standard for some ELISA applications. KLH is a oxygen carrying metalloprotein from a species of keyhole limpet that lives off the coast of California and is often used as a carrier protein to help elicit immune responses to haptens. Since KLH is phylogenetically distant from many mammalian proteins, it often has very minimal to no cross-reactivity for many immunological assays.
This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.
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.
Preparation and Storage
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.
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- Although hamster immunoglobulin isotypes have not been well defined, BD Biosciences Pharmingen has grouped Armenian and Syrian hamster IgG monoclonal antibodies according to their reactivity with a panel of mouse anti-hamster IgG mAbs. A table of the hamster IgG groups, Reactivity of Mouse Anti-Hamster Ig mAbs, may be viewed at http://www.bdbiosciences.com/documents/hamster_chart_11x17.pdf.
- 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.
An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest (e.g., ≤ 1 µg/million cells for flow cytometry). This product is not recommended for use as an isotype control for intracellular or immunohistochemical staining applications.