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BUV661 Mouse Anti-Human CD58 (LFA-3)
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BD OptiBuild™
LFA-3; LFA3; Lymphocyte function-associated antigen 3; Ag3
Human (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG2a, κ
Lc-LFA-3 mouse L-cell transfectant
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
V πNK15
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with BD Horizon BUV661 under optimal conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer should be used anytime two or more BD Horizon Brilliant dyes (including BD OptiBuild Brilliant reagents) are used in the same experiment.  Fluorescent dye interactions may cause staining artifacts which may affect data interpretation.  The BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer was designed to minimize these interactions.  More information can be found in the Technical Data Sheet of the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 563794).

Product Notices

  1. This antibody was developed for use in flow cytometry.
  2. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  3. Researchers should determine the optimal concentration of this reagent for their individual applications.
  4. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  5. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  6. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  7. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  8. BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
  9. BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet 661 is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 8,110,673; 8,158,444; 8,227,187; 8,575,303; 8,354,239.
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Antibody Details
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The L306.4  monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes CD58 which is also known as Lymphocyte function-associated antigen-3 (LFA-3) or Ag3. CD58 is a ~40 to 65 kDa cell-surface glycoprotein that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. The CD58 antigen mediates cellular adhesion and participates in signal transduction when it binds to its ligand, the CD2 antigen. Cellular interactions regulated by the CD58/CD2 antigens are involved in the antigen-independent adhesion pathway and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity. The CD58 antigen has two isoforms. One isoform is anchored in the cell membrane by a glycophosphatidyl inositol tail, while the other is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein which has a transmembrane hydrophobic segment and a cytoplasmic segment composed of 12 amino acids. The CD58 antigen is widely distributed on cells of both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic origin. The CD58 antigen is expressed on approximately 40% to 60% of peripheral blood lymphocytes, including CTL. It is also expressed on monocytes, granulocytes, B lymphoblastoid cell lines (such as JY and Daudi), platelets, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle, fibroblasts, and approximately 40% of bone marrow cells.

The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV661 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 661-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV661 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 670/25 filter and a 630 nm LP.  Due to cross laser excitation of this dye, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting APC-like emissions (eg, 670/25-nm filter).


Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV661 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV661 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone-specific compensation controls when using these reagents.

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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet 661 (BUV661) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a BUV395 donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 350-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 660-nm. BUV661, driven by BD innovation, is designed to be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 660-nm (e.g., 670/25 bandpass filter). The acceptor dye can be excited by the Red (628–640-nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Ultraviolet 355 nm
350 nm
660 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (12)

  1. Rincón J, Patarroyo M. Effect of antibodies from the T-cell (‘CD2 only’) and the NK/non-lineage (new panel only) sections on adhesion of Jurkat (T) cells to human erythrocytes. In: Knapp W. W. Knapp .. et al., ed. Leucocyte typing IV : white cell differentiation antigens. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press; 1989:718-720.
  2. Carpén O, Dustin ML, Springer TA, Swafford JA, Beckett LA, Caulfield JP. Motility and ultrastructure of large granular lymphocytes on lipid bilayers reconstituted with adhesion receptors LFA-1, ICAM-1, and two isoforms of LFA-3.. J Cell Biol. 1991; 115(3):861-71. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Dengler TJ, Hoffmann JC, Knolle P, et al. Structural and functional epitopes of the human adhesion receptor CD58 (LFA-3). Eur J Immunol. 1992; 22(11):2809-2817. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Griffin H, Rowe M, Murray R, Brooks J, Rickinson A. Restoration of the LFA-3 adhesion pathway in Burkitt's lymphoma cells using an LFA-3 recombinant vaccinia virus: consequences for T cell recognition.. Eur J Immunol. 1992; 22(7):1741-8. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Krensky AM, Robbins E, Springer TA, Burakoff SJ. LFA-1, LFA-2, and LFA-3 antigens are involved in CTL-target conjugation.. J Immunol. 1984; 132(5):2180-2. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Krensky AM, Sanchez-Madrid F, Robbins E, Nagy JA, Springer TA, Burakoff SJ. The functional significance, distribution, and structure of LFA-1, LFA-2, and LFA-3: cell surface antigens associated with CTL-target interactions.. J Immunol. 1983; 131(2):611-6. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Scheeren RA, Koopman G, Van der Baan S, Meijer CJ, Pals ST. Adhesion receptors involved in clustering of blood dendritic cells and T lymphocytes.. Eur J Immunol. 1991; 21(5):1101-5. (Biology). View Reference
  8. Selvaraj P, Plunkett ML, Dustin M, Sanders ME, Shaw S, Springer TA. The T lymphocyte glycoprotein CD2 binds the cell surface ligand LFA-3.. Nature. 326(6111):400-3. (Biology). View Reference
  9. Shaw S, Johnson JP. Cluster report: CD58. In: Knapp W. W. Knapp .. et al., ed. Leucocyte typing IV : white cell differentiation antigens. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press; 1989:714-716.
  10. Shaw S, Luce GE, Quinones R, Gress RE, Springer TA, Sanders ME. Two antigen-independent adhesion pathways used by human cytotoxic T-cell clones.. Nature. 323(6085):262-4. (Biology). View Reference
  11. Smith ME, Thomas JA. Cellular expression of lymphocyte function associated antigens and the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in normal tissue.. J Clin Pathol. 1990; 43(11):893-900. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  12. Springer TA. Adhesion receptors of the immune system. Nature. 1990; 346(6283):425-434. (Biology). View Reference
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