The IIA1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD49e, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein which is also known as Integrin α5 Chain or VLA-5 α chain (VLA-5α). Following translation, CD49e is cleaved into two disulfide-linked chains of 135 and 25 kDa that associate with β1 integrin (CD29) to form the VLA-5 (Integrin α5/β1) complex. The VLA-5 complex is a well-established fibronectin receptor that is expressed on many cell types, including fibroblasts, endothelial cells, epithelial cells, platelets, thymocytes, T cells, B cells, the myeloid cell line U937, K562 and some melanoma cell lines. This clone inhibits α5β1 binding of ligands. It is useful for studies of the expression and function of this integrin.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV711 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 711-nm. BD Horizon™ BV711 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™5.5 / Alexa Fluor™ 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be moderate spillover into the Alexa Fluor™ 700 and PerCP-Cy5.5 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.