The A8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD100 which is also known as Semaphorin-4D (SEMA4D). CD100 is a 150 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the semaphorin family. CD100 is widely expressed in the nervous and immune systems. Although it is expressed on T cells, its expression is significantly upregulated on activated T cells. It is also expressed on NK cells, B cells, and monocytes. CD100 is an adhesion molecule that functions as a signaling molecule which plays a role in lymphocyte activation. CD100 interaction with CD72 enhances B cell signaling and ultimately promotes B cell activation and survival.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.