The 10-3.6 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the β chain of the I-A[k] MHC class II alloantigen. It cross-reacts with splenocytes from mice of the H-2[f], H-2[r], and H-2[s] haplotypes, from nonobese diabetic (NOD, H-2[g7]) mice, and with lymph node cells of BN, DA, WRA, and WRC rats. Reactivity with other haplotypes (e.g., b, d, p, q) has not been observed. Long-term in vivo treatment with 10-3.6 mAb has been reported to prevent the spontaneous development of autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in female NOD mice.
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.