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™ BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.