The SY/11B5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD157 which is also known as BST-1 (Bone marrow stromal antigen 1), BP-3/IF-7, Mo5, ADP-ribosyl cyclase 2, and cADPr hydrolase 2. CD157 is a 40-46 kDa glycophosphatidylinositol-linked cell membrane glycoprotein. It is an ectoenzyme that has both cyclic ADP-ribose hydrolase and ADP-ribosyl cyclase activities. CD157 is expressed as a homodimer by a variety of cell types including bone marrow stromal cells, granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, endothelial cells, and B and T cell progenitors. In addition to its ectoenzyme activities, CD157 reportedly functions as a receptor involved in neutrophil and monocyte adhesion, transendothelial migration and diapedesis and in tumor cell migration.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max at 421-nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the standard Pacific Blue™ filter set (eg, 450/50-nm filter). BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue conjugates.