The D12 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD11b which is also known as Integrin alpha M (Integrin αM), Mac-1 subunit alpha (Mac-1a) or complement receptor 3 alpha chain (CR3a). CD11b is encoded by ITGAM (integrin subunit alpha M) and belongs to the integrin alpha subunit gene family. CD11b is expressed as a ~165-kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that associates with the ~95-kDa integrin β2 (CD18) to form the heterodimeric CD11b/CD18 (αM/β2) complex which also known as Mac-1 or CR3. CD11b is expressed on monocytes, dendritic cells, granulocytes, as well as on some T cells, B cells, and NK cells. CD11b functions in cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions and is a receptor for multiple ligands including inactivated C3b (iC3b), ICAM-1 (CD54), ICAM-2 (CD102), ICAM-3 (CD50) or fibrinogen. Mac-1 regulates leucocyte adhesion and migration, as well as phagocytosis of opsonized particles.
CAUTION Binding of this CD11b antibody depends on the presence of Ca++. EDTA or ACD, as anticoagulant might affect binding. Using heparin as an anticoagulant or removal of the anticoagulant is recommended.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV563 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 which has an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye. The tandem has an Em Max at 563 nm. BD Horizon BUV563 can be excited by the 355 nm ultraviolet laser. On instruments with a 561 nm Yellow-Green laser, the recommended bandpass filter is 585/15 nm with a 535 nm long pass to minimize laser light leakage. When BD Horizon BUV563 is used with an instrument that does not have a 561 nm laser, a 560/40 nm filter with a 535 nm long pass may be more optimal. Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be spillover into the PE and PE-CF594 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.