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Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Pacific Blue Anti-mouse CD4 Antibody     Product Data Sheet (PDF)    
Pacific Blue™ Anti-mouse CD4 Antibody
1180035 25 µg $80.00       
1180040 100 µg $190.00       
Clone: RM4-4
Isotype: Rat IgG2b, κ
Reactivity: Mouse
Immunogen: BALB/c mouse thymocytes
Formulation: Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Preparation: The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography, and conjugated with Pacific Blue™ under optimal conditions. The solution is free of unconjugated Pacific Blue™.
Concentration: 0.5 mg/ml
Storage & Handling: The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C, and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
Application:

FC - Quality tested

Application Notes:

RM4-4 antibody does not block the binding of GK1.5 and RM4-5 antibodies to CD4 T cells. For immunohistochemistry applications, the RM4-5 and GK1.5 antibodies are recommended.

Recommended Usage:

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by immunofluorescent staining with flow cytometric analysis. For flow cytometric staining, the suggested use of this reagent is ≤0.25 µg per million cells in 100 µl volume or 100 µl of whole blood.  It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.

* Pacific Blue™ has a maximum emission of 455 nm when it is excited at 405 nm. Prior to using Pacific Blue™ conjugate for flow cytometric analysis, please verify your flow cytometer's capability of exciting and detecting the fluorochrome.

Application References:

1. Bendelac A. 1995. Curr. Opin. Immunol. 7:367.
2. Norian LA and Allen PM. 2004. J. Immunol. 173:835.
3. Richardson ML, et al. 2014. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 8:2825. PubMed

C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained

C57BL/6 mouse splenocytes were stained with CD4 (clone RM4-4) Pacific Blue™ (filled histogram) or rat IgG2b, κ Pacific Blue™ isotype control (open histogram).



Description:

CD4 is a 55 kD protein, also known as L3T4 or T4. It is a member of the Ig superfamily, primarily expressed on most thymocytes and a subset of T cells, and weakly on macrophages and dendritic cells. It acts as a coreceptor with the TCR during T cell activation and thymic differentiation by binding MHC class II and associating with the protein tyrosin kinase, lck.

Other Names: L3T4, T4
Structure: Ig superfamily, 55 kD
Distribution: Majority of thymocytes, T cell subset
Function: TCR co-receptor, T cell activation
Ligand Receptor: MHC class II molecule
Antigen References:

1. Barclay A, et al. 1997. The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook Academic Press.
2. Bierer BE, et al. 1989. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 7:579.
3. Janeway CA. 1992. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 10:645.


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