The 218820 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD369 which is also known as Dendritic cell-associated C-type lectin 1 (DC-associated C-type lectin 1, Dectin-1, or Dectin1), or Beta-glucan receptor (Bgr). CD369 is a ~ 43 kDa type II transmembrane C-type lectin that is encoded by Clec7a (C-type lectin domain family 7 member a). CD369 (Clec7a) contains a C-terminal stalk with a carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) in the extracellular domain, a transmembrane segment, and a cytoplasmic tail with an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM). It is expressed on monocytes/macrophages, neutrophils, and some populations of dendritic cells. CD369 (Clec7a) binds to beta-glucan polymers and functions as a pattern recognition receptor (PRR) in innate immune response to fungal and bacterial pathogens. CD369 (Clec7a)-mediated signaling may play roles in leucocyte responses including phagocytosis or enhanced cytokine production.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV563 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 which has an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye. The tandem has an Em Max at 563 nm. BD Horizon BUV563 can be excited by the 355 nm ultraviolet laser. On instruments with a 561 nm Yellow-Green laser, the recommended bandpass filter is 585/15 nm with a 535 nm long pass to minimize laser light leakage. When BD Horizon BUV563 is used with an instrument that does not have a 561 nm laser, a 560/40 nm filter with a 535 nm long pass may be more optimal. Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be spillover into the PE and PE-CF594 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.