The M.Ab.F11 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD321 which is also known as JAM-1 (Junctional adhesion molecule 1), Junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A), and F11 Receptor (F11R). CD321 is a 32-35 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that includes two extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains. CD321 is expressed on platelets, leucocytes, red blood cells, endothelial cells, epithelial cells, and various cell lines. CD321 functions as an adhesion receptor molecule on platelets. It also supports the tight junction formation between endothelial cells, where it may regulate the transendothelial migration of leucocytes, and epithelial cells. M.Ab.F11 is a stimulatory antibody that can induce morphological changes, granule secretion, and aggregation in human platelets.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV496 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 496-nm. BD Horizon BUV496 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 515/30 nm filter with a 450LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into the channel detecting BD Horizon V500 or BV510 (eg, 525/40-nm filter). However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.