The 8D7 monoclonal antibody recognizes Asialoglycoprotein receptor 1 (ASGPR 1), also known as Hepatic lectin H1 (HL-1). ASGPR 1 is an approximately 42 kDA type II integral membrane protein that is expressed on the surface of hepatic cells. It is expressed by hepatocytes on the sinusoidal-lateral plasma membrane but not on the bile canalicular membrane. ASGPR 1 plays a role in serum glycoprotein homeostasis. It functions as a subunit of the Asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) complex that binds, internalizes, and transports various glycoproteins for lysosomal degradation. The receptor may also promote hepatic infection by the binding and uptake of various viruses. The immunogen used to generate the 8D7 hybridoma was rat liver membrane extracts. Rat ASGPR consists of three polypeptide subunits (Rat hepatic lectin 1-3 (RHL1-3). The 8D7 antibody has been shown to react with a subunit-specific epitope on RHL-1. Clone 8D7 cross-reacts with human ASGPR 1.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV563 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 which has an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye. The tandem has an Em Max at 563 nm. BD Horizon BUV563 can be excited by the 355 nm ultraviolet laser. On instruments with a 561 nm Yellow-Green laser, the recommended bandpass filter is 585/15 nm with a 535 nm long pass to minimize laser light leakage. When BD Horizon BUV563 is used with an instrument that does not have a 561 nm laser, a 560/40 nm filter with a 535 nm long pass may be more optimal. Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be spillover into the PE and PE-CF594 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.