The CRCBT-02-001 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to human CD364 which is also known as Peptidase inhibitor 16 (PI-16) or Protease inhibitor 16. PI-16 is a glycophosphatidylinositol-linked, 436 amino acid surface glycoprotein. It is a member of the cysteine-rich secretory protein (CRISP) family and is likewise known as CRISP9. PI-16 is a putative serine protease inhibitor and can serve as a binding protein for PSP94 (prostate secretory protein of 94 amino acids) termed PSPBP. Serum levels of PSP94 and PI-16 can reportedly serve as key targets for prostate cancer research. PI-16 is highly expressed by the activated/memory, FoxP3-bright subsets of regulatory T cells. PI-16-positive regulatory T cells expressed uniformly high levels of the chemokine receptors, CCR4 and CCR6, when compared with PI-16-negative T regulatory cells. The results suggest that the CCR4+CCR6+ regulatory T cells are capable of homing to inflammatory sites and regulating effector T cells such as CCR4+CCR6+ Th17-like cells. PI-16 is also expressed by subsets of memory CD4+ and CD8-bright T cells. It is not expressed by B cells or monocytes.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).