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BUV737 Mouse Anti-Human HLA-A3

BD OptiBuild™ BUV737 Mouse Anti-Human HLA-A3

Clone GAP.A3 (also known as GAP A3, GAP-A3)

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BD OptiBuild™
HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-3 alpha chain; HLA Antigen A3
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
Human Lymphocytes from Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with BD Horizon BUV737 under optimal conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes (including BD OptiBuild Brilliant reagents) are used in the same experiment.  Fluorescent dye interactions may cause staining artifacts which may affect data interpretation.  The BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer was designed to minimize these interactions.  More information can be found in the Technical Data Sheet of the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 563794).

Product Notices

  1. This antibody was developed for use in flow cytometry.
  2. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  3. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  4. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  5. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  6. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  9. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 737 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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The GAP.A3 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the polymorphic HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-3 alpha chain (HLA-A3). This ~44 kDa human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule noncovalently associates with the ~12 kDa monomorphic β2 microglobulin. Two major subtypes are encoded by HLA-A3, HLA-A3.1 and HLA-A3.2. HLA-A3 gene expression is more commonly detected in individuals from Europe and southern India. HLA-A3 is expressed on nearly all nucleated cells of HLA-A3-positive individuals. HLA-A3 functions in the presentation of antigens to CD8-positive T cells which may lead to the generation of HLA-A3-restricted cytotoxic T cells and memory T cells. When complexed with certain antigens, HLA-A3 can also bind to killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR), such as KIR3DL2, and might regulate NK cell function.

Note: Since HLA-A3 expression varies between human populations, clone GAP.A3 staining can be donor-dependent. Based on in-house testing and current literature, individuals of European or Southern Indian descent more frequently express HLA-A3 than those of Asian descent. Data may differ between donors due to geographical variations of HLA-A3 expression.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV737 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 737-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV737 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 740/35 filter.  Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter).

Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV737 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV737 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone specific compensation controls when using these reagents.

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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 737 (BUV737) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 735-nm. BUV737, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 740-nm (e.g., 740/35 bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Red (628–640nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
735 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (7)

  1. Allen TM, Altfeld M, Yu XG, et al. Selection, transmission, and reversion of an antigen-processing cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape mutation in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.. J Virol. 2004; 78(13):7069-78. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Augusto DG, O'Connor GM, Lobo-Alves SC, et al. Pemphigus is associated with KIR3DL2 expression levels and provides evidence that KIR3DL2 may bind HLA-A3 and A11 in vivo.. Eur J Immunol. 2015; 45(7):2052-60. (Biology). View Reference
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  4. Carr TM, Adair SJ, Fink MJ, Hogan KT. Immunological profiling of a panel of human ovarian cancer cell lines.. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2008; 57(1):31-42. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  5. Hansasuta P, Dong T, Thananchai H, et al. Recognition of HLA-A3 and HLA-A11 by KIR3DL2 is peptide-specific.. Eur J Immunol. 2004; 34(6):1673-9. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Lalouel JM, Jorde LB. Idiopathic hemochromatosis: significance and implications of linkage and association to HLA.. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1988; 526:34-46. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Vonderheide RH, Anderson KS, Hahn WC, Butler MO, Schultze JL, Nadler LM. Characterization of HLA-A3-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes reactive against the widely expressed tumor antigen telomerase.. Clin Cancer Res. 2001; 7(11):3343-8. (Biology). View Reference
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