Description: The rat IgG2b, kappa monoclonal antibody is useful as an isotype control immunoglobulin.
Applications Reported: APC-eFluor® 780 Rat IgG2b Isotype Control (APC-Alexa Fluor® 750 replacement) has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: Rat IgG2b K Isotype Control APC-eFluor® 780 has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes. Use isotype control at the same concentration as experimental antibody.
APC-eFluor 780 emits at 780 nm and is excited with the Red laser (633 nm). Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochome.
Light sensitivity: This tandem is sensitive to photo-induced oxidation. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (cat. 00-8222) (100 µL cell sample + 100 µL IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (cat. 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorophore performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.
Excitation: 633-647 nm; Emission: 780 nm; Laser: Red Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
The isotype of a primary antibody and the application it is being used in can result in background staining. Primary antibody background noise can be caused by binding to Fc receptors on target cells; by non-specific interactions with cellular proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; or by cell autofluorescence. Isotype control antibodies can act as negative controls to help differentiate non-specific background signal from specific antibody signal because they have no relevant specificity to a target antigen. While isotype controls are most commonly used in flow cytometry, they are useful in other applications such as chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), immunohistochemistry, and gel shifts. Isotype controls should match with the primary antibody species and isotype so that the level of specific staining by the primary antibody may be accurately determined. If using directly labeled primary antibodies, the isotype control works best if conjugated with the same label as the test antibody.
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Protein Aliases: IgG2; Immunoglobulin G; Immunoglobulin G2; ImmunoglobulinG; ImmunoglobulinG2