The MJ7/18 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse CD105 (also known as endoglin) which is a homodimer of 90-kDa subunits and is predominantly expressed on vascular endothelial cells. High levels of mouse endoglin mRNA have been reported to be detectable in the ovary, uterus, NCTC-2071 fibroblasts, and to a lesser extent, in heart, muscle and stromal cells in connective tissue of various organs. Endoglin has been reported to play an essential role in embryonic angiogenesis. Both mouse and human endoglin display strong amino-acid sequence homology to the transmembrane and cytoplasmic regions of the type III TGF-ß receptor.
The antibody was conjugated to an oligonucleotide that contains an antibody clone-specific barcode (ABC) flanked by a poly-A tail on the 3' end and a PCR handle (PCR primer binding site) on the 5' end. The ABC for this antibody was designed to be used with other BD AbSeq oligonucleotides conjugated to other antibodies. All AbSeq ABC sequences were selected in silico to be unique from human and mouse genomes, have low predicted secondary structure, and have high Hamming distance within the BD AbSeq portfolio, to allow for sequencing error correction and unique mapping. The poly-A tail of the oligonucleotide allows the ABC to be captured by the BD Rhapsody™ system. The 5' PCR handle allows for efficient sequencing library generation for Illumina sequencing platforms.
NOTE: The BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System must be used with the BD Rhapsody Express Instrument.