The hGMCSFR-M1 antibody reacts with the subunit (GM-CSFR) of the human Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Receptor complex. This 75-85 kD subunit is also known as CD116. The hGMCSFR-M1 antibody was first clustered at the Fifth International Workshop on Human Leucocyte Differentiation Antigens. The GM-CSFR subunit associates with the 120-140 kD βc subunit (common subunit, CD131), that is shared with the receptors for interleukins IL-3 and IL-5. Both of the chains of the GM-CSFR complex are involved in ligand binding and intracellular signaling. The α chain appears to transmit most of the biological signals. CD116 is expressed by a variety of myeloid cell lines, hematopoietic and non-hematopoetic tumor cells, and normal cell types including monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, eosinophils, myeloid dendritic cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and placental trophoblasts. Lymphocytes are negative for GM-CSFR expression. Reports suggest that GM-CSFR plays a role in myeloid lineage growth and differentiation. The immunogen used to generate the hGMCSFR-M1 hybridoma was recombinant human GM-CSFR.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).