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CD31 Mouse anti-Human, Brilliant Violet 786, Clone: MBC 78.2 (also known as PECAM-1.2; 1.2), BD Optibuild™

Mouse Monoclonal Antibody

Manufacturer:  BD Biosciences 744079

Catalog No. BDB744079

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The MBC 78.2 monoclonal antibody recognizes CD31 which is also known as, Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM-1), platelet GPIIa, or EndoCAM. CD31 is a ñ130 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Ig gene superfamily. CD31 is comprised of an extracellular region with six IgC-like domains, a transmembrane region, and a cytoplasmic domain that contains two immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs). The MBC 78.2 antibody specifically binds to an epitope located on membrane-proximal, extracellular Ig-like domain 6 of CD31. This epitope remains expressed by activated T cells after enzymatic cleavage and shedding of a soluble extracellular CD31 fragment comprised of Ig-like domains 1 to 5 from cells. In contrast to the MBC 78.2 antibody, the WM59 monoclonal antibody reportedly binds to the extracellular Ig-like domain 2 of CD31. WM59 can thus bind to cells that express intact CD31 but not to cells that express a truncated form CD31 that lacks at least the membrane distal Ig-like domains 1 and 2 of CD31. CD31 has wide tissue distribution and is expressed on platelets, monocytes, granulocytes, some T cell subsets, and at high levels on endothelial cells. This cell adhesion molecule has been implicated in a number of cellular phenomena, including vascular wound healing. angiogenesis, transendothelial migration of leucocytes, and the regulation of T cell responses.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV786 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 786nm. BD Horizon BV786 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™7-like dyes (eg, 780/60nm filter). BV786 is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum at 786 nm. BV786 offers a bright choice for the 6th detector off the violet laser.


Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
Human CD31
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with BD Horizon BV786 under optimal conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.
MBC 78.2 (also known as PECAM-1.2; 1.2)
Brilliant Violet 786
Affinity Purified
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
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