The 1C6/CXCR3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human CD183, also known as the CXCR3 chemokine receptor. CD183 is a 40-41 kDa seven-transmembrane protein and member of the G protein-coupled receptor family. CD183 is expressed primarily on activated T cells that infiltrate inflammatory sites. It has also been detected on some circulating T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Reports show that some CXCR3-positive T cells also express CCR5 and are mostly CD45RO-positive cells. Three ligands for CXCR3 have been identified. They are CXCL9 (Mig/monokine induced by interferon-γ), CXCL10 (IP-10/interferon-γ inducible 10-kD protein), and CXCL11 (I-TAC/interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant). These chemokines are produced by a variety of cells upon stimulation by IFN-γ and interact with CXCR3 to mediate T-cell chemotaxis. This reagent has been reported to be suitable for immunohistochemical staining of acetone-fixed, frozen sections and/or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections with citrate pretreatment. Clone 1C6/CXCR3 also cross reacts with a subset of peripheral blood lymphocytes of baboon, and both rhesus and cynomolgus macaque monkeys. The distribution of lymphocytes is similar to that observed with CD183-positive peripheral blood lymphocytes from normal human donors. CXCR3 has been clustered as CD183 in the VIIth HLDA workshop.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively by for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor™ 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor™ 700.