The SK11 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD62L which is also known as, L-selectin, Leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (LECAM1/LECAM-1), Leukocyte adhesion molecule 1 (LAM1/LAM-1), Lymph node homing receptor (LNHR), Leu-8, or TQ1. CD62L is an ~80 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Selectin/LECAM family. CD62L is differentially expressed on T cells, B cells, monocytes, granulocytes, and a subset of NK cells. The CD62L molecule is the human homolog of the mouse lymph node homing receptor, MEL-14. CD62L plays a role in leucocyte binding to inflamed endothelium and extravasation, as well as mediating lymphocyte homing into peripheral lymphoid tissues through high endothelial postcapillary venules. Soluble CD62L can result from the proteolytic cleavage of cell surface CD62L during cellular activation or inflammation.
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.