The OX-40 antibody reacts with the 50-kDa OX-40 Antigen (CD134), also known as OX-40 Receptor, on CD4+ T lymphocytes activated in vitro and in vivo. The antigen is a member of the NGFR/TNFR superfamily, which includes low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor, TNF receptors, the Fas antigen, CD137 (4-1BB), CD27, CD30, and CD40. CD134 supplies costimulatory signals for T-cell proliferation and effector functions. While OX-40 mAb is not mitogenic, it does augment some in vitro T-cell responses. It is also reported to block binding of OX-40 Ligand to OX-40 Antigen.
This antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV605 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max of 602-nm, BD Horizon BV605 can be excited by a violet laser and detected with a standard 610/20-nm filter set. BD Horizon BV605 is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 and an acceptor dye with an Em max at 605-nm. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the green (532 nm) and yellow-green (561 nm) lasers, there will be significant spillover into the PE and BD Horizon PE-CF594 detectors off the green or yellow-green lasers. BD Horizon BV605 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting brightness equivalent to PE conjugates and can be used as a third color off of the violet laser.