The ACT35 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD134 which is also known as OX40. The 35 kDa CD134 polypeptide is encoded by the TNFRSF4 gene. CD134 is a type I integral membrane glycoprotein and member of the tumor necrosis factor/nerve growth factor receptor (TNFR/NGFR) family. CD134 is expressed on activated T lymphocytes, hematopoietic precursor cells and fibroblasts. CD134 functions as a T cell costimulatory receptor when bound by OX40 Ligand/TNFSF4 that is expressed by antigen presenting cells. CD134 thereby plays roles in T-cell activation as well as the regulation of differentiation, proliferation or apoptosis of normal and malignant lymphoid cells. Analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the human TNFRSF4 cDNA reveals strong homology with the rat Tnfrsf4 cDNA sequence. OX40 was clustered as CD134 in the Sixth International Workshop on Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens.
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.