The AFS98 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD115 which is also known as Colony stimulating factor 1 Receptor (CSF-1R), Macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (M-CSFR), or c-fms. This type I transmembrane glycoprotein is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) that is encoded by Csf1r which belongs to the Ig superfamily. CD115 (CSF-1R) is comprised of an extracellular ligand-binding domain that is followed by a single transmembrane segment and a split intracellular tyrosine kinase domain. This receptor is expressed on monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, osteoclasts, and their precursors. Colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1), also known as Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), binds to and signals through CD115 (CSF-1R) homodimers which undergo tyrosine autophosphorylation. The activated receptors transduce intracellular signals resulting in cytoskeletal reorganization and gene expression involved in the proliferation, differentiation, and survival of CSF-1-responding cells. Through CD115 (CSF-1R), CSF-1 regulates the release of proinflammatory cytokines and other mediators from macrophages and plays a role in the bone resorption activity of osteoclasts. Interleukin-34 (IL-34) is another ligand for CD115 (CSF-1R) that can induce similar, as well as, some different biological responses by target cells that express this receptor.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV395 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye has been exclusively developed by BD Biosciences to have minimal spillover into other detectors, making it an optimal choice for multicolor flow cytometry. With an Ex Max at 348 nm and an Em Max at 395 nm, BD Horizon BUV395 can be excited with a 355 nm laser and detected with a 379/28 filter.