The L106 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD134 which is also known as OX40, OX40L receptor or TAX transcriptionally-activated glycoprotein 1 receptor (TXGP1L). CD134 is a ~48 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by TNFRSF4 (TNF receptor superfamily member 4) and belongs to the TNF/NGF receptor family. By sequence analysis, CD134 is related to the antigen recognized by the rat monoclonal antibody Ox 40. The CD134 antigen (Human Ox 40) is found on activated peripheral CD4+ T lymphocytes and a subset of activated CD8+ T lymphocytes. It is not expressed on CD3-activated purified CD8+ T lymphocytes. It is also present on HUT-102, an HTLV- 1-infected T-lymphocyte line. Its ligand, gp34 (CD252 or Ox 40 Ligand encoded by TNFSF4), is found on some antigen presenting cells including B cells and dendritic cells as well as Epstein Barr virus (EBV)-transformed B lymphocytes. Preliminary evidence suggests a possible role for CD134 antigen in graft rejection.
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.