The MR11-1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the Vβ 12 T-cell Receptor (TCR) of mice having the b haplotype (e.g., C57BL, C58, DBA/1) of the Tcrb gene complex1 The Tcrb-V12 gene locus is deleted in mice having the a (e.g., C57BR, C57L, SJL, SWR) or c (e.g., RIII) haplotype. Vβ 12 TCR-bearing T lymphocytes are clonally eliminated in mice expressing I-E and superantigens encoded by Mtv-8 (Mlsf, Dvb11.1), Mtv-9 (Etc-1, Mlsf, Dvb11.2) and/or Mtv-11 (Mlsf, Dvb11.3) proviruses (eg, A, AKR, BALB/c, CBA/J, C3H, DBA/2). Activation of Vβ 12 TCR-expressing T cells by these determinants is dependent upon presentation by I-E. C57BL/6 spleen T cells expressing Vβ 12 TCR are among the predominant responders to MAIDS virus superantigen.
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.