The HIB22 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD22. CD22 is a 130-140 kDa glycosylated type I integral membrane protein present on the surface of mature B cells. CD22 is expressed in the cytoplasm of virtually all B cells except plasma cells. CD45RO antigen on T cells and CD75 antigen on B cells have been identified as ligands for CD22. CD22 has been reported to participate in B-cell activation and also as an adhesion molecule. Although the immunobiology of this antigen has not been fully elucidated, reports indicate that ligation of CD22 induces constitutive internalization of the molecule followed by complete degradation.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV496 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 496-nm. BD Horizon BUV496 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 515/30 nm filter with a 450LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into the channel detecting BD Horizon V500 or BV510 (eg, 525/40-nm filter). However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.