The 1-155-2 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes human immunoglobulin lambda light chains (Igλ). Immunoglobulins are expressed on the surface of B lymphocytes and plasma cells, and they also circulate in the serum. The two light chains in an immunoglobulin are of the same type, either kappa (Igκ) or Igλ. Immunoglobulins bearing Igλ are expressed on a minority of normal B lymphocytes and on neoplastic cells of some leukemias, lymphomas, and plasmacytomas. In serum, the 1-155-2 antibody binds to immunoglobulins bearing Igλ as well as free Igλ. It does not bind to Igκ or immunoglobulin heavy chains.
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.