The LS132.1D9 (aka, 1D9) monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2 or CC-CKR-2) which is also known as CD192, CKR2, CMKBR2, or Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 receptor (MCP-1 Receptor or MCP-1-R). CCR2 (CD192) is a seven-transmembrane, G-protein-coupled, glycoprotein receptor that belongs to the beta chemokine receptor family. It is expressed on basophils, monocytes/macrophages, dendritic cells, activated T cells and B cells. CCR2 (CD192) serves as a receptor for Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1/CCL2), MCP-2/CCL8, MCP-3/CCL7, and MCP-4/CCL13. CD192 exists in two forms, CD192A and CD192B. The two forms are derived from alternatively spliced variants of a single gene and differ at their intracellular C-terminal ends. CD192 plays an important role in inflammatory responses including monocytic infiltration of tissues associated with certain diseases, eg, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tumors.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon Red 718, which has been developed exclusively for BD Biosciences as a better alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700. BD Horizon Red 718 can be excited by the red laser (628 – 640 nm) and, with an Em Max around 718 nm, it can be detected using a 730/45 nm filter. Due to similar excitation and emission properties, we do not recommend using R718 in combination with APC-R700 or Alexa Fluor® 700.