The V7.1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD101 which is also known as P126 or Glu-Trp-Ile EWI motif-containing protein 101 (EWI-101). CD101 is encoded by IGSF2 (Immunoglobulin superfamily member 2) and belongs to the EWI (sharing a conserved glutamine-tryptophan-isoleucine motif) family within the Ig superfamily. CD101 is a ~135-140 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that has a short cytoplasmic domain with potential phosphorylation sites and an extracellular region with seven immunoglobulin-variable (IgV)-like domains. CD101 is expressed as homodimers by granulocytes, monocytes, dendritic cells, and some T cells. Its expression by T cells may be upregulated upon activation through the CD3 complex. CD101 may play a role in TCR/CD3-dependent T-cell activation.
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.