The BZ2E3 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CCRL2 (C-C chemokine receptor-like 2) which is also known as Lipopolysaccharide-inducible C-C chemokine receptor (L-CCR/Lccr). CCRL2 is a chemokine receptor-like, 7-transmembrane protein that can bind CCL19 or the nonchemokine chemoattractant, chemerin/RARRES2. CCRL2 is expressed by a variety of cell types including mast cells, macrophages and some endothelial cells. CCRL2 appears to play various roles in regulating chemokine activities, e.g., by binding and internalizing excess local levels of the CCL19/MIP-3β chemokine. Alternatively, endothelial cell-expressed CCRL2 can bind and present the chemerin/RARRES2 chemoattractant to lymphoid cells that express the functional signaling receptor, CMKLR1, and promote their adhesion.
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.