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BUV496 Mouse Anti-Human HLA-ABC
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BD OptiBuild™
HLA class I; HLA class I A,B,C; HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C; HLA-A,B,C; MHC class I; MHC-I
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
Human Tonsil Leucocyte Membranes
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated to the dye under optimum conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

BD™ CompBeads can be used as surrogates to assess fluorescence spillover (Compensation).  When fluorochrome conjugated antibodies are bound to BD CompBeads, they have spectral properties very similar to cells.   However, for some fluorochromes there can be small differences in spectral emissions compared to cells, resulting in spillover values that differ when compared to biological controls.  It is strongly recommended that when using a reagent for the first time, users compare the spillover on cells and BD CompBead to ensure that BD CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes are used in the same experiment.  Fluorescent dye interactions may cause staining artifacts which may affect data interpretation.  The BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer was designed to minimize these interactions.  More information can be found in the Technical Data Sheet of the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

Note:  When using high concentrations of antibody, background binding of this dye to erythroid cell subsets (mature erythrocytes and precursors) has been observed.  For researchers studying these cell populations, or in cases where light scatter gating does not adequately exclude these cells from the analysis, this background may be an important factor to consider when selecting reagents for panel(s).

Product Notices

  1. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  2. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  3. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  4. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  5. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  6. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  7. BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  8. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  9. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 496 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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Antibody Details
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The W6/32 monoclonal antibody recognizes a monomorphic epitope expressed on native β2 microglobulin (β2m)-associated Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class I molecules: Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA)-A, HLA-B, and HLA-C (HLA-ABC). HLA class I molecules are heterodimers comprised of an ~40-45 kDa, highly polymorphic transmembrane α heavy chain, a type I glycoprotein that is noncovalently-associated with an invariant β2-microglobulin (β2m) light chain. The N-terminal extracellular region of the HLA class I heavy chain is comprised of three domains (α1, α2, and α3). The α1 and α2 domains form a closed antigen-binding groove that accommodates 8-10 aa-peptide antigens. β2m non-covalently associates with the α3 heavy chain domain and promotes HLA class I stability. The W6/32 antibody recognizes a conformational epitope on the HLA class I heavy chain. HLA Class I antigens are normally expressed on most nucleated cells. Their expression is upregulated on activated cells or cells responding to various agents including proinflammatory cytokines or mediators. Reduced HLA Class I expression is found on certain virus-infected or tumor cells. HLA class I antigens expressed on thymic epithelial cells are involved in the positive and negative selection of CD8+ T cell precursors which determines their TCR repertoire during T cell maturation. In the periphery, these HLA Class I antigens serve to either present endogenous antigens or cross-present exogenous antigens for the generation of effector and memory CD8+ T cell responses. Target cell HLA Class I antigens can serve as ligands for inhibitory receptors expressed on NK cells and CD8+ T cells and suppress their cytotoxic responses. Human HLA class I molecules play critical roles in cell-mediated immune responses and tumor surveillance as well as tolerance to self-antigens.

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.

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 496 (BUV496) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 496-nm. BUV496, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 500-nm (e.g., 515/30-nm bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Violet (405-nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
496 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Barnstable CJ, Bodmer WF, Brown G, et al. Production of monoclonal antibodies to group A erythrocytes, HLA and other human cell surface antigens-new tools for genetic analysis.. Cell. 1978; 14(1):9-20. (Immunogen: Cytotoxicity, Immunoprecipitation, Radioimmunoassay). View Reference
  2. Margulies DH, Natarajan K, Rossjohn J, McCluskey J. Major Histocompatibility Complex and Its Proteins. In: Paul WE. Paul WE, ed. Fundamental Immunology 7th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013:487-523.
  3. Parham P, Barnstable CJ, Bodmer WF. Use of a monoclonal antibody (W6/32) in structural studies of HLA-A,B,C, antigens.. J Immunol. 1979; 123(1):342-9. (Clone-specific: Immunoaffinity chromatography, Immunoprecipitation, Radioimmunoassay). View Reference
  4. Shields MJ, Ribaudo RK. Mapping of the monoclonal antibody W6/32: sensitivity to the amino terminus of beta2-microglobulin.. Tissue Antigens. 1998; 51(5):567-70. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry). View Reference
  5. Wooden SL, Kalb SR, Cotter RJ, Soloski MJ. Cutting edge: HLA-E binds a peptide derived from the ATP-binding cassette transporter multidrug resistance-associated protein 7 and inhibits NK cell-mediated lysis.. J Immunol. 2005; 175(3):1383-7. (Clone-specific: Flow cytometry, Functional assay, Inhibition). View Reference
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