The D12 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD11b which is also known as Integrin alpha M (Integrin αM), Mac-1 subunit alpha (Mac-1a) or complement receptor 3 alpha chain (CR3a). CD11b is encoded by ITGAM (integrin subunit alpha M) and belongs to the integrin alpha subunit gene family. CD11b is expressed as a ~165-kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that associates with the ~95-kDa integrin β2 (CD18) to form the heterodimeric CD11b/CD18 (αM/β2) complex which also known as Mac-1 or CR3. CD11b is expressed on monocytes, dendritic cells, granulocytes, as well as on some T cells, B cells, and NK cells. CD11b functions in cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions and is a receptor for multiple ligands including inactivated C3b (iC3b), ICAM-1 (CD54), ICAM-2 (CD102), ICAM-3 (CD50) or fibrinogen. Mac-1 regulates leucocyte adhesion and migration, as well as phagocytosis of opsonized particles.
CAUTION Binding of this CD11b antibody depends on the presence of Ca++. EDTA or ACD, as anticoagulant might affect binding. Using heparin as an anticoagulant or removal of the anticoagulant is recommended.
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.