The 1G10 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD43, a 95-135 kDa sialoglycoprotein that is highly expressed on most human leucocytes. CD43 is encoded by the SPN gene and is also known as Sialophorin, Galactoglycoprotein (GALGP), Leukosialin, and Leukocyte sialoglycoprotein. The CD43 antigen is expressed on T cells, pre-B cells and activated B cells, NK cells and granulocytes, but is not present on resting peripheral blood B cells, red blood cells, platelets and non-hematopoietic cells. CD43 is enzymatically shed from leucocyte surfaces following activation by various stimuli. CD43 appears to be involved in intercellular interactions that regulate T, B, and NK cell functions. This antibody is suitable for staining formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections with TUF pretreatment.
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.