The 2G9 monoclonal antibody reacts with the I-Ad and I-Ed MHC class II alloantigens. It also reacts with transfectants expressing I-Eb and I-Ek and with cells from mice of the H-2p and H-2q haplotypes. This antibody is non-reactive with cells from SJL (H-2s) and NOD (H-2g7) mice. Flow cytometric analysis indicates that the 2G9 and M5/114.15.2 monoclonal antibodies have comparable reactivity on cells from mice with I-Ab, I-Ad, I-Aq, I-Ed, and I-Ek alloantigens.
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).