The A8 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD100 which is also known as Semaphorin-4D (SEMA4D). CD100 is a 150 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the semaphorin family. CD100 is widely expressed in the nervous and immune systems. Although it is expressed on T cells, its expression is significantly upregulated on activated T cells. It is also expressed on NK cells, B cells, and monocytes. CD100 is an adhesion molecule that functions as a signaling molecule which plays a role in lymphocyte activation. CD100 interaction with CD72 enhances B cell signaling and ultimately promotes B cell activation and survival.
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.