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 BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).