The 34-2-12 antibody (also known as 34-2-12S) recognizes the α3 domain of the H-2D[d]. The binding of the antibody to its epitope is independent of the α1 and α2 domains and β2 microglobulin. It cross-reacts with cells of the C3H.LG/Ckc strain. Reactivity with other haplotypes (eg, b, f, k, p, q, r, s) has not been observed. Soluble mAb 34-2-12 blocks binding of the Ly-49A-expressing T lymphoma EL4 to immobilized H-2D[d]. However, further studies utilizing this mAb indicate that the α3 domain is not involved in the interaction between Ly-49A, or Ly-49G2, and H-2D[d].
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV395 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye has been exclusively developed by BD Biosciences to have minimal spillover into other detectors, making it an optimal choice for multicolor flow cytometry. With an Ex Max at 348 nm and an Em Max at 395 nm, BD Horizon BUV395 can be excited with a 355 nm laser and detected with a 379/28 filter.