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 BD Horizon™ BB700, which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. It is a polymer-based tandem dye developed exclusively by BD Biosciences. With an excitation max of 485 nm and an emission max of 693 nm, BD Horizon BB700 can be excited by the 488 nm laser and detected in a standard PerCP-Cy™5.5 set (eg, 695/40-nm filter). This dye provides a much brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy5.5 with less cross laser excitation off the 405 nm and 355 nm lasers.