The AH9R7 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the Interleukin-9 Receptor (IL-9R, IL-9Rα) also known as CD129. CD129 is a Type I transmembrane glycoprotein and a Type I Cytokine Receptor (Hemopoietin) Superfamily member. The high-affinity, signaling IL-9 Receptor complex is comprised of CD129 (IL-9 Receptor alpha chain subunit) and CD132 (common γ chain/γc). CD129 is expressed by hematopoietic progenitors, thymocytes, T cells, B cells, macrophages, eosinophils, mast cells, epithelia cells, muscle cells and neurons. IL-9 signals through the IL-9R complex (ie, through JAK, STAT and related signal pathways) to regulate the growth, proliferation, differentiation and survival of myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells, thymocytes, T cells, B cells and some tumor cells.
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.