The MIH5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD274, also known as B7-H1 or PDL1, a 43-kDa glycoprotein encoded by the Pdcd1lg1 gene of the B7 family of the Ig superfamily. Pdcd1lg1 mRNA is expressed in more tissues than other members of the B7 family; transcripts are found in lymphoid tissues and many, but not all, non-lymphoid tissues. The protein has been detected at low levels on resting peripheral T and B lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. B7-H1 mRNA and protein expression are upregulated upon activation of T and B cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and epidermal keratinocytes by a variety of stimulatory factors. B7-H1's receptor, PD-1, contains an ITIM (Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Inhibitory Motif) on its intracytoplasmic region and is expressed on activated B and T lymphocytes, suggesting that B7-H1-PD-1 interaction may be involved in the negative regulation of immune responses. The second PD-1 ligand, B7-DC (PD-L2), is also a member of the B7 family of the Ig superfamily. Furthermore, B7-H1 may participate in positive immunoregulation, or costimulation of T cells, through an additional receptor, which is not PD-1 and distinct from the alternate receptor for B7-DC. The MIH5 antibody blocks the binding of PD-1-Ig to B7-H1 transfectants.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).