The M.Ab.F11 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD321 which is also known as JAM-1 (Junctional adhesion molecule 1), Junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A), and F11 Receptor (F11R). CD321 is a 32-35 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that includes two extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains. CD321 is expressed on platelets, leucocytes, red blood cells, endothelial cells, epithelial cells, and various cell lines. CD321 functions as an adhesion receptor molecule on platelets. It also supports the tight junction formation between endothelial cells, where it may regulate the transendothelial migration of leucocytes, and epithelial cells. M.Ab.F11 is a stimulatory antibody that can induce morphological changes, granule secretion, and aggregation in human platelets.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV750 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 750-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BV750 can be excited by the violet laser (405 nm) and detected with a 750/30 nm filter with a 740 nm long pass. Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BV750 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended.