CD4 Rat anti-Mouse, Brilliant Violet 421, Clone: RM4-4, BD Optibuild
Rat Monoclonal Antibody
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences 740008
The RM4-4 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD4 (L3T4) differentiation antigen expressed on most thymocytes, a subpopulation of mature T lymphocytes (ie, MHC class II-restricted T cells, including most T helper cells), and a subset of NK-T cells of all mouse strains tested. CD4 has also been detected at low density on pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow myeloid and B-lymphocyte precursors, intrathymic lymphoid precursors, and a subset of splenic dendritic cells. CD4 is expressed on the plasma membrane of mouse egg cells and is involved in adhesion of the egg to MHC class II-bearing sperm. CD4 is an antigen coreceptor on the T-cell surface which interacts with MHC class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells. It participates in T-cell activation through its association with the T-cell receptor complex and protein tyrosine kinase lck. Purified RM4-4 mAb does not block binding of the CD4-specific monoclonal antibodies, GK1.5, H129.19, or RM4-5, to T cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue conjugates.
|Brilliant Violet 421|
|Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.|
|Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.|
|Cd4; CD4 antigen; L3T4; Ly-4; T-cell surface antigen T4/Leu-3|
|BALB/c mouse thymocytes|
|The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.|
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