The MWReg30 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD41, which is also known as glycoprotein IIb (gpIIb, GP IIb), Integrin α IIb chain, or Integrin alpha 2b. CD41 is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Itga2b. CD41 associates with Integrin β3 chain (gpIIIa or CD61) to form the gpIIb/IIIa (CD41/CD61) complex. CD41/CD61 is expressed on platelets, megakaryocytes, and early hematopoietic progenitors. The integrin complex binds to fibrinogen, fibronectin, vitronectin, von Willebrand factor, and thrombospondin. It is important for platelet adhesion and aggregation, and it may play a role in osteolytic tumor metastasis.
This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.