The G28-8 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes RP105/Bgp95, a 95-105 kDa type I membrane protein consisting of extracellular leucine-rich repeats and a short cytoplasmic domain. It is expressed on mantle zone B cells, but weakly on germinal center B cells. RP105/Bgp95 is also expressed on peripheral blood monocytes, dendritic cells, and a subset of peripheral blood lymphocytes. The extracellular domain associates with a molecule called MD-1 to form a cell surface receptor complex RP105/Bgp95/MD- 1. This receptor belongs to the family of toll-like receptors (TLR). Studies show that RP105/Bgp95/MD-1, working in concert with TLR4, controls B cell recognition and signaling of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Reports on functional studies show that G28-8 monoclonal antibody can induce a G0 to G1 cell cycle transition and was synergistic with PMA, anti-µ, or anti-CD40 in inducing proliferation of resting B cells.
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.