The T45-2342 monoclonal antibody recognizes the mouse F4/80 antigen which is also known as EGF-like module-containing mucin-like hormone receptor-like 1 (EMR1). F4/80 is a 160 kDa glycoprotein that belongs to the EGF-TM7 family of seven-transmembrane spanning cell surface molecules. It is expressed on the surface of granulocytes and a wide range of mature tissue macrophages including, Kupffer cells, splenic red pulp macrophages, microglia, gut lamina propria macrophages, and Langerhans cells. F4/80 expression has also been reported on subpopulations of dendritic cells. F4/80 expression is heterogeneous and may be increased during inflammatory responses as observed in various mouse models of colitis, diabetes and brain injury.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV496 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 496-nm. BD Horizon BUV496 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 515/30 nm filter with a 450LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into the channel detecting BD Horizon V500 or BV510 (eg, 525/40-nm filter). However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.