The 11-5 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes MHC class I-restricted T cell-associated molecule (CRTAM) that is also known as CD355 or Cytotoxic and regulatory T-cell molecule. CD355 (CRTAM) is encoded by Crtam which belongs to the Nectin family of cell adhesion molecules within the immunoglobulin superfamily. This type I transmembrane glycoprotein contains a V-type Ig domain, followed by a C-type Ig domain, a transmembrane region, and an intracellular region that contains a PDZ-binding motif at the C terminus. CD355 (CRTAM) is transiently expressed as a homodimer on activated NK cells, NKT cells, γδ T cells, CD8+ T cells, or CD4+ T cells. Through its V-type Ig domain, CRTAM (CD355) binds to Nectin-like molecule 2 (Necl-2) and plays important roles in adhesive interactions between different cell types and in cellular migration.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV480 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 436-nm and Em Max at 478-nm, BD Horizon BV480 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the BD Horizon BV510 (525/40-nm) filter set. BV480 has less spillover into the BV605 detector and, in general, is brighter than BV510.