The M293 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the integrin ß7 chain (also known as integrin ßp), which is found in association with either of two α chains. α4ß7 (LPAM-1) is expressed on most mature lymphocytes and on small subsets of thymic and bone marrow cells; it interacts with several ligands, including VCAM-1, fibronectin, and MAdCAM-1. αIELß7 is found primarily on intestinal mucosal and intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL), and it may be primarily involved in interactions between IEL and epithelia via recognition of E-cadherin. The epitope recognized by the mAb M293 has been mapped to the region between amino acids 387 and 542. The M293 antibody exhibits little or no activity in blocking ß7 integrin-mediated adhesion.
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).