The Zt/g4 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to RON, which is also known as CD136, Macrophage-stimulating protein receptor (MSP-Receptor, MSP-R), Macrophage stimulating 1 receptor (c-met-related tyrosine kinase) (MST1R), or Protein-tyrosine kinase 8 (PTK8). RON is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the receptor tyrosine kinase family. It is expressed on cells as a disulfide-linked heterodimer. RON is expressed on macrophages, keratinocytes, erythroblasts and epithelial cells from the skin, lung, kidney, liver, intestine, colon, and bone marrow. RON reportedly regulates many physiological processes including the survival, migration, differentiation, and effector functions of a variety of cell types including epithelial cells, and macrophages. RON binds Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP). Overexpression of RON may contribute to the malignant transformation of epithelial cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV510 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 405-nm and Em Max at 510-nm, BD Horizon BV510 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the BD Horizon V500 (525/50-nm) filter set. BD Horizon BV510 conjugates are useful for the detection of dim markers off the violet laser.