The ALULA monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Integrin alpha v beta 5 (αvβ5), which is also known as CD51/β5. Integrin αvβ5 is widely expressed by fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. It is involved in activation-dependent cell migration and cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix. Integrin αvβ5 plays a major role in growth factor-induced angiogenesis in response to VEGF and TGF. The αv Integrins, αvβ5 and αvβ3, αre involved in tumor growth and are being targeted in cancer therapies. The ALULA clone specifically recognizes αvβ5 integrin and functionally blocks the interaction between αvβ5 and vitronectin. Although raised against mouse αvβ5, the ALULA antibody crossreacts with human αvβ5.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).