The A12 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD150, a single chain type I transmembrane glycoprotein of approximately 75-95 kDa. CD150 is encoded by the SLAMF1 gene and is also known as a signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM), or IPO-3. It is expressed on T cells, B cells, thymocytes, germinal center and dendritic cells, but not on monocytes. Expression of CD150 is upregulated on T, B and dendritic cells after activation via T-cell and B-cell costimulatory molecules. It has been reported that CD150 plays a role in signal transduction.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue™ filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue conjugates.