The HLY9.1.25 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD229 which is also known as, Signaling lymphocyte activation molecule family member 3 (SLAMF3), Lymphocyte antigen 9 (Ly9), or T-lymphocyte surface antigen Ly-9. CD229 is a 100-120 kDa, single-pass type I membrane glycoprotein that belongs to the SLAM family within the Ig superfamily. CD229 is expressed on thymocytes, T cells, B cells, dendritic cells, and NK cells. Through homophilic binding, CD229 may play a role in adhesive interactions between T and B cells. During T cell activation, CD229 localizes to the immunological synapse.
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.