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 BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.