The 1D12 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD365, the T-cell immunoglobulin mucin receptor 1 (TIM-1). TIM-1 is expressed on kidney epithelial cells, T cells, and some hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD365 (TIM-1) is a type 1 transmembrane glycoprotein that serves as a receptor for hepatitis A virus and is encoded by the HAVCR1 (Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1) gene. TIM-1 also serves as a receptor for phosphatidylserine which is exposed on the surface of apoptotic cells. TIM-1 can reportedly mediate the uptake of apoptotic cells through the recognition of phosphatidylserine and thus help maintain tissue homeostasis and self-tolerance. TIM-1 is likewise known as Kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1). It is highly expressed by cancerous kidneys, and upregulated in the proximal tubular epithelium and shed into the urine during acute and chronic kidney injury. CD365 (TIM-1) also functions as a costimulatory molecule for immune cells. It is expressed by activated CD4+ T cells and regulates the effector functions (eg, enhanced cytokine production) and survival of differentiated T cells, including those mediating Th2-like immune responses. Other ligands have been described for TIM-1 including TIM-4 and LMIR5 (also known as CD300b) which are expressed by myeloid cells. With respect to disease associations, the HAVCR1 gene has been linked to asthma, allergy, and some autoimmune diseases.
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.