The GL2 monoclonal antibody specifically reacts with Vδ 4 T-cell Receptor (TCR)-bearing T cells, which are the predominant γδ TCR-bearing cells in the adult intestinal epithelium (γδ IEL). The frequency of Vδ 4 TCR-bearing γδ IEL differs among inbred strains of mice and may be influenced by haplotypes of the MHC, Tcrg, and/or Tcrd gene complexes. There is evidence that these γδ IEL develop in the absence of thymic influence. T lymphocytes expressing Vδ 4 TCR have also been found in lactating mammary glands, the spleen, and the thymus.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).