The 2D3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD275, which is also known as B7 homolog 2 (B7-H2/B7H2) and B7-related protein 1 (B7RP-1). CD275 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Ig superfamily. CD275 is likewise known as Inducible T-cell co-stimulator ligand (ICOS Ligand /ICOSLG/ICOS-L). It can bind to CD278 (ICOS) and costimulate the proliferation and cytokine production of antigen-stimulated human T cells. CD275 is variable expressed by subsets of B cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells and endothelial cells.
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.