The A12 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD150, a single chain type I transmembrane glycoprotein of approximately 75-95 kDa. CD150 is encoded by the SLAMF1 gene and is also known as a signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM), or IPO-3. It is expressed on T cells, B cells, thymocytes, germinal center and dendritic cells, but not on monocytes. Expression of CD150 is upregulated on T, B and dendritic cells after activation via T-cell and B-cell costimulatory molecules. It has been reported that CD150 plays a role in signal transduction.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV395 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye has been exclusively developed by BD Biosciences to have minimal spillover into other detectors, making it an optimal choice for multicolor flow cytometry. With an Ex Max at 348 nm and an Em Max at 395 nm, BD Horizon BUV395 can be excited with a 355 nm laser and detected with a 379/28 filter.