The HLY9.1.25 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD229 which is also known as, Signaling lymphocyte activation molecule family member 3 (SLAMF3), Lymphocyte antigen 9 (Ly9), or T-lymphocyte surface antigen Ly-9. CD229 is a 100-120 kDa, single-pass type I membrane glycoprotein that belongs to the SLAM family within the Ig superfamily. CD229 is expressed on thymocytes, T cells, B cells, dendritic cells, and NK cells. Through homophilic binding, CD229 may play a role in adhesive interactions between T and B cells. During T cell activation, CD229 localizes to the immunological synapse.
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.