The SKII.4 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the Poliovirus Receptor (PVR) which is also known as CD155, or Nectin-like protein 5 (NECL5). PVR is a ~70 kDa nectin-like type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the PVR-related (PRR) family within the Ig superfamily. In addition to two cell surface PVR isoforms (alpha and delta), two secreted PVR isoforms (beta and gamma) have been reported that share the same three Ig domains but differ in their C-termini. PVR is expressed on monocytes, macrophages, endothelial cells, epithelia cells, CD34+ thymocytes, and neurons. In addition to serving as a receptor for poliovirus and cytomegalovirus, PVR functions as an adhesion molecule involved in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion through interaction with CD96 (TACTILE), Nectin 1-3 (CD111, CD112, CD113), CD226, and vitronectin. PVR promotes natural killer (NK) cell adhesion to and lysis of target cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV737 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 737-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV737 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 740/35 filter. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter).
Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV737 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV737 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone specific compensation controls when using these reagents.