CD31 Rat anti-Mouse, Brilliant Violet 650, Clone: MEC 13.3, BD Optibuild™
Rat Monoclonal Antibody
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences 740476
The MEC13.3 antibody specifically recognizes CD31, also known as PECAM-1 (Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1). CD31 is a 130 kDa integral membrane protein, a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, that mediates cell-to-cell adhesion. CD31 is expressed constitutively on the surface of adult and embryonic endothelial cells and is also expressed on many peripheral leukocytes and platelets. It has also been detected on bone marrow-derived hematopoietic stem cells and embryonic stem cells. CD31 is involved in the transendothelial emigration of neutrophils, and neutrophil PECAM-1 appears to be down-regulated after extravasation into inflamed tissues. Multiple alternatively spliced isoforms are detected during early post-implantation embryonic development; this alternative splicing is involved in the regulation of ligand specificity. CD38 and vitronectin receptor ( α v β 3 integrin, CD51/CD61) are proposed to be ligands for CD31. CD31-mediated endothelial cell-cell interactions are involved in angiogenesis. The MEC13.3 mAb inhibits a variety of in vitro and in vivo functions mediated by CD31.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV650 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 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 650-nm. BD Horizon BV650 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect APC-like dyes (eg, 660/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there will be spillover into the APC and Alexa Fluor™ 700 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.
|Brilliant Violet 650|
|Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.|
|IgG2a, κ, also known as Lewis IgG2a, κ|
|Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.|
|EndoCAM; GPIIA; PECA1; PECAM1; Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule|
|129/Sv mouse-derived endothelioma cell line tEnd.1|
|The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.|
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