The FLI8.26 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD32 which is also known as Fcγ receptor type II (FcγRII). CD32 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that serves as a low affinity receptor for aggregated IgG. The FLI8.26 antibody recognizes a, b, and c forms of CD32 that are encoded by separate genes: CD32a/FcγRIIa (FCGR2A), CD32b/FcγRIIb (FCGR2B), and CD32c/FcγRIIc (FCGR2C). These forms are differentially expressed on monocytes, granulocytes, T cells, B cells, NK cells, or platelets. These receptors play various roles in mediating and regulating inflammation and immunity including phagocytosis, cytotoxicity, degranulation, or platelet activation.
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.