The AH9R7 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the Interleukin-9 Receptor (IL-9R, IL-9Rα) also known as CD129. CD129 is a Type I transmembrane glycoprotein and a Type I Cytokine Receptor (Hemopoietin) Superfamily member. The high-affinity, signaling IL-9 Receptor complex is comprised of CD129 (IL-9 Receptor alpha chain subunit) and CD132 (common γ chain/γc). CD129 is expressed by hematopoietic progenitors, thymocytes, T cells, B cells, macrophages, eosinophils, mast cells, epithelia cells, muscle cells and neurons. IL-9 signals through the IL-9R complex (ie, through JAK, STAT and related signal pathways) to regulate the growth, proliferation, differentiation and survival of myeloid and erythroid progenitor cells, thymocytes, T cells, B cells and some tumor cells.
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.