The monoclonal antibody 34-3C recognizes an exposed surface determinant of intact red blood cells (RBC). The high-affinity anti-RBC monoclonal antibody efficiently bind to Fc receptors on macrophages inducing anemia in vivo due to a rapid Fc receptor (FcyR)-mediated erythrophagocytosis of opsonised RBC in spleen and livers. The capacity of the antibody to interact with FcyR is responsible for its haemolytic activity. The monoclonal antibody only recognises antigenic determinants expressed on Mouse RBC and not on other species of RBC.
Flow cytometry, Functional studies
For flow cytometry dilutions to be used depend on detection system applied. It is recommended that users test the reagent and determine their own optimal dilutions. The typical starting working dilution is 1:50. For functional studies, in vitro dilutions have to be optimized in user's experimental setting.