The RR3-15 antibody reacts with the Vβ 11 T-Cell Receptor (TCR) of mice having the b haplotype (e.g., A, C57BL, C58, DBA/1) of the Tcrb gene complex. The Tcrb-V11 gene locus is deleted in mice having the a (e.g., C57BR, C57L, SJL, SWR) and c (e.g., RIII) haplotypes. Vβ TCR-bearing T lymphocytes are clonally eliminated in mice expressing I-E and superantigens encoded by Mtv-9 (Etc-1, Mls[f], Dvb11.2) and/or Mtv-11 (Mls[f], Dvb 11.2) proviruses (e.g., AKR, BALB/c, CBA/J, C3H, DBA/2), and they are incompletely eliminated in mice expressing I-E and Mtv-8 (Mls[f], Dvb 11.1) superantigen (e.g., A). Activation of Vβ 11 TCR-expressing T cells by these determinants is dependent upon presentation by I-E. The bacterial superantigen Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) also interacts with Vβ 11 TCR, and in vivo exposure to SEA causes activation and subsequent deletion of Vβ TCR-expressing lymphocytes. Plate-bound RR3-15 antibody activates Vβ 11 TCR-bearing T 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.