The 5H9 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the human form of the leukocyte common antigen (LCA), CD45RA. This clone also crossreacts with CD45RA expressed by peripheral blood lymphocytes, monocytes and some granulocytes from rhesus macaque, baboon, and cynomolgus monkeys. The observed frequency of CD45RA positive lymphocytes is higher in the non-human primate compared to what is seen with normal human donor lymphocytes.
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.