The GOT214A monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse CD20, also known as B-lymphocyte antigen and Bp35. CD20, a member of the MS4A gene family, is a 33-37 kDa protein comprised of four transmembrane spanning regions that present as a homo-oligomeric complexes on the cell surface. CD20 is expressed on most mature B cells but not on plasma cells. During development, CD20 is initially expressed after the induction of CD19 and is co-expressed with IgM during the pre-B to immature B cell transition in bone marrow. Expression of CD20 increases during maturation with almost all mature B cells expressing CD20 at some level. Unlike other B cell antigens, CD20 is not shed or internalized upon antibody binding. CD20 regulates B-cell activation and proliferation. Its ligation promotes transmembrane Ca2+ trafficking.
This antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV605 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max of 602-nm, BD Horizon BV605 can be excited by a violet laser and detected with a standard 610/20-nm filter set. BD Horizon BV605 is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 and an acceptor dye with an Em max at 605-nm. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the green (532 nm) and yellow-green (561 nm) lasers, there will be significant spillover into the PE and BD Horizon PE-CF594 detectors off the green or yellow-green lasers. BD Horizon BV605 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting brightness equivalent to PE conjugates and can be used as a third color off of the violet laser.