The 3A2-2E7 monoclonal antibody (also known as SN8) specifically recognizes CD79b. Immunoglobulin (Ig) antigen receptors are composed of a non-covalently-associated complex of Ig and two other proteins, Igα and Igβ, clustered as CD79a and CD79b, respectively. CD79b is a membrane glycoprotein of 229 residues, with a predicted relative molecular mass of 36-40 kDa. Its expression is restricted to B lineage cells. CD79b reportedly associates with surface IgM and is involved in signal transduction. The 3A2-2E7 antibody has similar reactivity characteristics as clone CB3-1. The 3A2-2E7 and CD3-1 antibodies specifically react with an epitope that is enhanced on certain B-cell leukemias such as prolymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma, but not on chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV563 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 which has an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye. The tandem has an Em Max at 563 nm. BD Horizon BUV563 can be excited by the 355 nm ultraviolet laser. On instruments with a 561 nm Yellow-Green laser, the recommended bandpass filter is 585/15 nm with a 535 nm long pass to minimize laser light leakage. When BD Horizon BUV563 is used with an instrument that does not have a 561 nm laser, a 560/40 nm filter with a 535 nm long pass may be more optimal. Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be spillover into the PE and PE-CF594 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.