The 28-14-8 antibody reacts with the α3 domain of the H-2D[b] MHC class I alloantigen. The antibody binds to H-2D[b] in the presence or absence of the β2 microglobulin chain. It cross-reacts with the α3 domain of H-2L[d], but not with K[d] or D[d], and with H-2D[q] and/or L[q]. Reactivity with haplotypes k, f, p, r, and s has not been observed. mAb 28-14-8 has been shown to block H-2L[d]- specific and H- 2L[d]-restricted antigen-specific lysis of target cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), but it does not block recognition of H-2L[d] positive target cells by Ly-6G2-positive NK cells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV480 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max of 436-nm and Em Max at 478-nm, BD Horizon BV480 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in the BD Horizon BV510 (525/40-nm) filter set. BV480 has less spillover into the BV605 detector and, in general, is brighter than BV510.