The 2PH1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the N-terminus of CD162 (P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1, PSGL-1), encoded by the Selplg gene. PSGL-1 is expressed on the cell surface as a homodimer of approximately 230 kDa. In the mouse, Selpl mRNA is detected in most tissues, with high levels found in hematopoietic cells, brain, and adipose tissue. Flow cytometric analyses have revealed CD162 expression on bone marrow-derived mast and dendritic cells, splenic leukocytes, platelets, peripheral blood neutrophils, and neutrophil and T-cell lines. PSGL-1 is a ligand for P-selectin (CD62P) and is involved in leukocyte rolling, the migration of leukocytes into inflamed tissues, and responses to vascular injury. It is a sialomucin that must be specifically sialylated, fucosylated, and sulfated to bind P-selectin. There is also evidence that other ligands for PSGL-1 and CD62P may exist. The 2PH1 antibody is reported to block binding of mouse leukocytes to CD62P, but the 4RA10 antibody (Cat. No. 557787) has significantly greater blocking activity.
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.