The CK41 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Nectin-1, which is also known as, CD111, Poliovirus receptor-related protein 1(PRR1, PVRL1), Herpes virus entry mediator C (HveC), or Herpesvirus Ig-like receptor (HIgR). Nectin-1 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Ig gene superfamily. CD111 is expressed on a variety of cell types including, epithelial cells, endothelial cells, neuronal cells, megakaryocytes, and CD34 positive stem cells. CD111 functions as a receptor for herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV 1) and HSV 2. Nectin-1 also serves as an intercellular adhesion molecule helping to form junctions between cells, eg, between endothelial cells or epithelial cells. Nectin-1 can bind to other Nectin-1 molecules and Nectin family members and to CD155 (Poliovirus Receptor/PVR).
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.