The KJ23 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Vβ 17[a] T-cell Receptor (TCR) of mice having the a haplotype (eg,C57L, SJL, SWR) of the Tcrb gene complex. Strains having the b (eg, A, AKR, BALB/c, CBA,C3H/He, C57BL, C58, DBA/1, DBA/2) Tcrb haplotype do not express functional Vβ 17 TCR, and the Tcrb-V17 gene locus is deleted in mice having the c (eg, RIII) haplotype. Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing Tlymphocytes are clonally eliminated in mice expressing I-E (eg, C57BR). KJ23 antibody also recognizes two phenotypic variants of the Vβ 17[a] TCR: Vβ 17[a2] expressed in a variety of wild-derivedmouse strains and Vβ 17[a(cz)] expressed in Mtv-free CZ mice. The effects of Mtv-encoded superantigens upon Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing T cells has been reviewed. Plate-bound KJ23 antibody activates Vβ 17[a] TCR-bearing T cells, and injection of the antibody can deplete Vβ 17[a]-bearing Tcells.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV661 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 661-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV661 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 670/25 filter and a 630 nm LP. Due to cross laser excitation of this dye, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting APC-like emissions (eg, 670/25-nm filter).
Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV661 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV661 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone-specific compensation controls when using these reagents.