The E3 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD307a which is also known as Fc receptor-like protein 1 (FCRL1), Fc receptor homolog 1 (FCRH1), or Immune receptor translocation-associated protein 5 (IRTA5). CD307a (FCRL1) is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the IRTA gene family within the Ig gene superfamily. It has three extracellular Ig-like domains, a glutamic acid residue in its transmembrane region, and two consensus immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) in its cytoplasmic domain. CD307a (FCRL1) bears sequence homology to classical Fc receptors. CD307a (FCRL1) is first expressed on pre-B cells and increases with maturation being expressed on naïve and memory B cells. It is downregulated by activated germinal center (GC) B cells. It may also be expressed by B cell-derived leukemia and lymphoma cells. CD307a may play key roles in B cell activation, differentiation and effector functions.
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.