The 1F2 mAb reacts with Crry/p65, a cell-surface protein that blocks complement activation and C3 deposition by both the classical and alternative pathways. Based on nucleotide sequence identity, Crry/p65 is the genetic homologue of human CR1 (Complement Receptor 1). However, it has been proposed that Crry/p65 is the functional homologue of human MCP (Membrane Cofactor Protein) and/or DAF (Decay-Accelerating Factor), due to the similar functions these proteins share and the fact that Crry/p65 does not display CR1's complement-receptor activity. Crry/p65 is expressed in most organs, such as thymus, kidney, uterus, skin, lung, pancreas, heart, stomach, large and small intestine, and spleen. Platelets, brain, and muscle express low, but detectable levels of Crry/p65. In addition, Crry/p65 is expressed in J774 cells, bone marrow-derived macrophages, and thioglycollate-elicited peritoneal macrophages, as determined by RT-PCR. Crry is crucial in the regulation of complement activation during early mouse embryonic development and essential in fetomaternal tolerance. The 1F2 mAb partially blocks Crry/p65-mediated complement protection in vitro.
This antibody is conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV605 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 407-nm and Em Max of 602-nm, BD Horizon BV605 can be excited by a violet laser and detected with a standard 610/20-nm filter set. BD Horizon BV605 is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 and an acceptor dye with an Em max at 605-nm. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the green (532 nm) and yellow-green (561 nm) lasers, there will be significant spillover into the PE and BD Horizon PE-CF594 detectors off the green or yellow-green lasers. BD Horizon BV605 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting brightness equivalent to PE conjugates and can be used as a third color off of the violet laser.