The TEA 2/16 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD109 which is also known as C3 and PZP-like alpha-2-macroglobulin domain-containing protein 7 (CPAMD7), Gov platelet alloantigens, or 150 kDa TGF-beta-1-binding protein. CD109 is a 150-170 kDa glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-linked glycoprotein expressed on activated T cells, myeloid progenitor (CD34+) and mature myeloid lineage cells (monocytes, granulocytes, platelets), but not on CD34+ lymphoid progenitor cells. CD109 is also expressed on vein and artery endothelial cells. The expression of CD109 is upregulated on PHA-stimulated T cells. CD109 is reportedly expressed on long-term adult bone marrow cultured cells, where it is co-expressed with CD34 and CD90. Its biological role in hematopoiesis has not been fully elucidated. It may play a role in the negative regulation of transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor® 700.