The M-A261 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD26. CD26 is also known as dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV/DPP IV, DPP4) or adenosine deaminase binding protein (ADABP). CD26 is a 110 kDa type II transmembrane glycoprotein. CD26 is expressed by T lymphocytes and increases upon activation. It is also expressed by B cells, NK cells, and macrophages. CD26 is an ectoenzyme which plays an integral role in T-cell proliferation and may interact with extracellular matrix proteins such as fibronectin or collagen.
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.