The 1G10 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD43, a 95-135 kDa sialoglycoprotein that is highly expressed on most human leucocytes. CD43 is encoded by the SPN gene and is also known as Sialophorin, Galactoglycoprotein (GALGP), Leukosialin, and Leukocyte sialoglycoprotein. The CD43 antigen is expressed on T cells, pre-B cells and activated B cells, NK cells and granulocytes, but is not present on resting peripheral blood B cells, red blood cells, platelets and non-hematopoietic cells. CD43 is enzymatically shed from leucocyte surfaces following activation by various stimuli. CD43 appears to be involved in intercellular interactions that regulate T, B, and NK cell functions. This antibody is suitable for staining formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections with TUF pretreatment.
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.