The RL73 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse CD147. CD147 is type I membrane glycoprotein and member of the Ig superfamily. CD147 is also known as extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) and gp42/basigin (BSG). The CD147 molecule is widely expressed on a variety of hemopoietic and non-hemopoietic cell types including thymocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, granulocytes, erythroblasts and erythrocytes, endothelial cells and neoplasms. CD147 reportedly plays significant roles in the reproductive, nervous and immune systems and in tumor progression. In the immune system, CD147 can function as an adhesion molecule and signaling receptor that regulates leukocyte trafficking and immune and inflammatory responses.
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.