The AM64 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD130 which is also known as gp130 (Membrane glycoprotein 130), IL6ST (Interleukin-6 signal transducer), and IL6RB/IL-6Rβ (Interleukin-6 Receptor beta). CD130 is a 130 kDa type 1 membrane glycoprotein that belongs to the hemopoietic cytokine receptor superfamily. CD130 serves as a common signaling receptor for several cytokine receptor complexes including those that mediate the biological effects of IL-6, IL-11, IL-27, Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1), Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and Oncostatin M (OSM). CD130 is widely expressed on a variety of cell types including T cells, activated B cells, monocytes, plasma cells, and endothelia. The AM64 antibody can be used in flow cytometry, immunoprecipitation, western blot, and immunohistochemistry on frozen sections.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.