The TUGh4 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD132. CD132 is a 65-70 kDa type 1 transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by the IL2RG (interleukin 2 receptor, gamma) gene. CD132 is also known as the common γ subunit (γc) and is shared by the IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15 and IL-21 receptor complexes. CD132 is broadly expressed by most peripheral T and B lymphocytes, NK cells, monocytes, and granulocytes. The cytoplasmic domain of the γc chain plays an important role in cytokine-mediated signal transduction. Mutation of the IL2RG gene results in X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID). The TUGh4 antibody recognizes a different epitope from that recognized by the CD132-specific clone, AG184.
The antibody was conjugated to an oligonucleotide that contains an antibody clone-specific barcode (ABC) flanked by a poly-A tail on the 3' end and a PCR handle (PCR primer binding site) on the 5' end. The ABC for this antibody was designed to be used with other BD AbSeq oligonucleotides conjugated to other antibodies. All AbSeq ABC sequences were selected in silico to be unique from human and mouse genomes, have low predicted secondary structure, and have high Hamming distance within the BD AbSeq portfolio, to allow for sequencing error correction and unique mapping. The poly-A tail of the oligonucleotide allows the ABC to be captured by the BD Rhapsody™ system. The 5' PCR handle allows for efficient sequencing library generation for Illumina sequencing platforms.
NOTE: The BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System must be used with the BD Rhapsody Express Instrument.