The MMRI-7 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD205 which is also known as DEC-205, Lymphocyte antigen 75 (Ly-75), or C-type lectin domain family 13 member B (CLEC13B). CD205 is a ~205 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein with C-type lectin external domains. DEC-205 is expressed on myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells, thymic epithelial cells, and at lower levels on monocytes, T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells. DEC-205 likely functions as an endocytic receptor and is involved in antigen uptake and processing.
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.