The AH9R7 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the Interleukin-9 Receptor (IL-9R, IL-9Rα) also known as CD129. CD129 is a Type I transmembrane glycoprotein and a Type I Cytokine Receptor (Hemopoietin) Superfamily member. The high-affinity, signaling IL-9 Receptor complex is comprised of CD129 (IL-9 Receptor alpha chain subunit) and CD132 (common γ chain/γc). CD129 is expressed by hematopoietic progenitors, thymocytes, T cells, B cells, macrophages, eosinophils, mast cells, epithelia cells, muscle cells and neurons. IL-9 signals through the IL-9R complex (ie, through JAK, STAT and related signal pathways) to regulate the growth, proliferation, differentiation and survival of myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells, thymocytes, T cells, B cells and some tumor cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV650 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 650-nm. BD Horizon BV650 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect APC-like dyes (eg, 660/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there will be spillover into the APC and Alexa Fluor® 700 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.