The L306.4 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD58 which is also known as Lymphocyte function-associated antigen-3 (LFA-3) or Ag3. CD58 is a ~40 to 65 kDa cell-surface glycoprotein that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. The CD58 antigen mediates cellular adhesion and participates in signal transduction when it binds to its ligand, the CD2 antigen. Cellular interactions regulated by the CD58/CD2 antigens are involved in the antigen-independent adhesion pathway and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity. The CD58 antigen has two isoforms. One isoform is anchored in the cell membrane by a glycophosphatidyl inositol tail, while the other is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein which has a transmembrane hydrophobic segment and a cytoplasmic segment composed of 12 amino acids. The CD58 antigen is widely distributed on cells of both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic origin. The CD58 antigen is expressed on approximately 40% to 60% of peripheral blood lymphocytes, including CTL. It is also expressed on monocytes, granulocytes, B lymphoblastoid cell lines (such as JY and Daudi), platelets, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle, fibroblasts, and approximately 40% of bone marrow cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).