Clone M-T477 reacts with the human form of a 56 kDa transmembrane glycoprotein, CD4, present on the T-helper/inducer subset of normal human donor peripheral blood lymphocytes. This clone also cross-reacts with a subset of CD3-positive peripheral blood lymphoyctes, but not monocytes, of both rhesus and cynomolgus macaque monkeys. Cross-reactivity on both lymphocytes and monocytes (weak) of baboon is also observed. The distribution of M-T477 reactivity on lymphocytes is similar for both human and monkey, with the majority of CD4-positive lymphocytes being CD8-negative and lacking reactivity with antibodies to B- or NK-cell markers.
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.