The SK11 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD62L which is also known as, L-selectin, Leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (LECAM1/LECAM-1), Leukocyte adhesion molecule 1 (LAM1/LAM-1), Lymph node homing receptor (LNHR), Leu-8, or TQ1. CD62L is an ~80 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Selectin/LECAM family. CD62L is differentially expressed on T cells, B cells, monocytes, granulocytes, and a subset of NK cells. The CD62L molecule is the human homolog of the mouse lymph node homing receptor, MEL-14. CD62L plays a role in leucocyte binding to inflamed endothelium and extravasation, as well as mediating lymphocyte homing into peripheral lymphoid tissues through high endothelial postcapillary venules. Soluble CD62L can result from the proteolytic cleavage of cell surface CD62L during cellular activation or inflammation.
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.