The JOVI.1 monoclonal antibody recognizes an epitope common to a large proportion of human CD4+ or CD8+ T lymphocytes that express the T cell receptor beta chain (TCRβ). The antibody was generated from a mouse immunized with transgenic mouse lymphoid cells that expressed the rearranged human Vβ3-Cβ1 TCR chain derived from the cloned human HA1.7 T helper cell. This antibody reacts with TCR-Cβ1+ T cells and one of several different TCRβ V regions, but not with TCR-Cβ2+ T cells. JOV1.1 antibody reportedly recognized several Cβ1 TCR expressing cell lines or clones including Jurkat, CH7C17, and HA1.7 cells. The JOVI.1 antibody can be used to stimulate proliferative responses by JOVI.1-positive T cells. It can also reportedly be used for immunoprecipitation and to stain JOVI.1+ T cells in frozen tissue sections.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BV421 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. With an Ex Max near 407 nm and Em Max near 421 nm, BD Horizon BV421 can be excited by the violet laser (405 nm) and detected with a 450/50 nm filter. BD Horizon BV421 conjugates are very bright, often exhibiting a 10 fold improvement in brightness compared to Pacific Blue™ conjugates. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, BD Horizon BV421, Pacific Blue™, and BD Horizon V450 cannot be used simultaneously.