The 28-14-8 antibody reacts with the α3 domain of the H-2D[b] MHC class I alloantigen. The antibody binds to H-2D[b] in the presence or absence of the β2 microglobulin chain. It cross-reacts with the α3 domain of H-2L[d], but not with K[d] or D[d], and with H-2D[q] and/or L[q]. Reactivity with haplotypes k, f, p, r, and s has not been observed. mAb 28-14-8 has been shown to block H-2L[d]- specific and H- 2L[d]-restricted antigen-specific lysis of target cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), but it does not block recognition of H-2L[d] positive target cells by Ly-6G2-positive NK cells.
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.