The UP-D1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to Immune receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (IREM-1). IREM-1 is encoded by CD300LF. It is also known as CD300 antigen-like family member F (CD300f), CMRF35-like molecule 1 (CLM-1/CLM1), NK inhibitory receptor (NKIR), or Immunoglobulin superfamily member 13 (IgSF13). IREM-1/CD300f is expressed on monocytes, dendritic cells, granulocytes, and mast cells. IREM-1 is a single-pass type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the CMRF family of the Ig gene superfamily. The long intracellular region of IREM-1 contains two classical immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIM). Ligand-bound IREM-1 can transduce negative regulatory signals intracellularly by recruiting SHP1 or SHIP phosphatases that in turn dephosphorylate tyrosine residues within activating cell signaling molecules. CD300f may thus play a role in regulating inflammatory responses involving myeloid 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.