The HIB22 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD22. CD22 is a 130-140 kDa glycosylated type I integral membrane protein present on the surface of mature B cells. CD22 is expressed in the cytoplasm of virtually all B cells except plasma cells. CD45RO antigen on T cells and CD75 antigen on B cells have been identified as ligands for CD22. CD22 has been reported to participate in B-cell activation and also as an adhesion molecule. Although the immunobiology of this antigen has not been fully elucidated, reports indicate that ligation of CD22 induces constitutive internalization of the molecule followed by complete degradation.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV711 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 711-nm. BD Horizon BV711 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™5.5 / Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be moderate spillover into the Alexa Fluor® 700 and PerCP-Cy5.5 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.