The B73.1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD16, the 50-70 kDa low affinity receptor for IgG, IgG Fc receptor III (FcγRIII). CD16 is expressed on NK cells, neutrophils, and on a subset of T cells from certain individuals. The B73.1 antibody binds to CD16-positive neutrophils with lower intensity when compared with some other CD16-specific antibodies. A variable number of CD16-positive lymphocytes coexpress either the CD57 antigen or low-density CD8 antigen or both. The B73.1 antibody can block Fc receptor functions mediated by CD16.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV711 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 711-nm. BD Horizon BV711 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™5.5 / Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be moderate spillover into the Alexa Fluor® 700 and PerCP-Cy5.5 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.