The 15-2 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD206 which is also known as Macrophage mannose receptor (MMR) or C-type lectin domain family 13 member D (CLEC13D). CD206 (MMR) is a ~175 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by MRC1 (Mannose receptor C-type 1) which belongs to the mannose receptor family. The extracellular region of CD206 (MMR) is comprised of an N-terminal cysteine-rich domain, followed by a fibronectin type II domain, eight carbohydrate recognition domains (CRD), a transmembrane segment, and a short cytoplasmic tail. CD206 (MMR) is expressed on human macrophages, immature dendritic cells, and endothelial cells. It is not detected on resting monocytes. CD206 (MMR) can function as a Pattern Recognition Receptor (PRR) since it binds to glycoconjugates containing mannose, fucose, or N-acetylglucosamine that are present on the surface of many microorganisms. This receptor enables macrophages and dendritic cells to bind and internalize microbes and their products through endocytosis and phagocytosis and to participate in innate immunity as well as antigen processing related to antigen presentation for adaptive immune responses.
This antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV605 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max of 602-nm, BD Horizon BV605 can be excited by a violet laser and detected with a standard 610/20-nm filter set. BD Horizon BV605 is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 and an acceptor dye with an Em max at 605-nm. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the green (532 nm) and yellow-green (561 nm) lasers, there will be significant spillover into the PE and BD Horizon PE-CF594 detectors off the green or yellow-green lasers. BD Horizon BV605 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting brightness equivalent to PE conjugates and can be used as a third color off of the violet laser.