The L60 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD43 which is also known as Leukosialin (LSN) or Galactoglycoprotein (GALGP). CD43 is a ~95-135 kDa heavily O-sialylated type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by SPN (sialophorin) and belongs to the cell surface mucin family. The L60 antibody recognizes a sialic acid-dependent determinant on CD43. CD43 is highly expressed on T lymphocytes, thymocytes, monocytes, granulocytes, bone marrow stem cells, pre-B cells and activated B cells plasma cells but not on resting peripheral blood B cells, red blood cells, and non-hematopoietic cells. CD43 is enzymatically shed from leucocyte surfaces following activation by various stimuli. CD43 appears to be involved in mediating intercellular interactions that regulate leucocyte 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.