The MHD1-314 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Delta-Like Protein 1 which is also known as Delta1, DLL1, and DL1. Delta-Like Protein 1 is a type 1 transmembrane glycoprotein which belongs to the Delta/Serrate/Jagged Family of Notch receptor ligands. The Notch family of transmembrane receptors and their ligands play key roles in various developmental and postnatal processes by controlling cell-fate decisions. Delta-Like Protein 1 is expressed by cells within heart, pancreas, brain, muscle and hematopoietic/lymphoid tissues. This Notch ligand functions in the development and postnatal activities of the nervous and skeletal systems. It also functions in the hematopoietic and immune systems, for example, by promoting the differentiation of hematopoietic progenitors into T cell and NK cell precursors. The MHD1-314 antibody reportedly inhibits the development of osteoclasts from cultured peripheral blood monocytes suggesting that Delta-Like Protein 1 positively regulates osteoclastogenesis.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).