The mAb I3/2.3 recognizes mouse CD45, which is also known as the leukocyte common antigen (L-CA or LCA), T200, or Lymphocyte antigen 5 (Ly-5). CD45 is a 180-240 kDa single-pass type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Ptprc (protein tyrosine phosphatase, receptor type, C) which belongs to the protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) family. CD45 is variably expressed on thymocytes and other hematopoietic cells except mature erythrocytes and platelets. Different isoforms of CD45 arise from alternative splicing of variable exons 4, 5, and 6, which encode A, B, and C determinants, respectively, that encode extracellular domains of the transmembrane receptor. The differential expression of these isoforms is related to the cell's lineage as well as its state of activation and maturation. The mAb I3/2.3 reportedly recognizes all CD45 isoforms. CD45 plays key roles as a protein tyrosine-protein phosphatase in leucocyte responses including signal pathways transduced by antigen specific receptors expressed on T cells (TCRs) and B cells (BCRs).
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.