The B73.1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD16, the 50-70 kDa low affinity receptor for IgG, IgG Fc receptor III (FcγRIII). CD16 is expressed on NK cells, neutrophils, and on a subset of T cells from certain individuals. The B73.1 antibody binds to CD16-positive neutrophils with lower intensity when compared with some other CD16-specific antibodies. A variable number of CD16-positive lymphocytes coexpress either the CD57 antigen or low-density CD8 antigen or both. The B73.1 antibody can block Fc receptor functions mediated by CD16.
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.