The TX45 monoclonal antibody recognizes human CD300c which is also known as Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (LIR), CMRF35-like molecule 6 (CLM-6), or Immunoglobulin superfamily member 16 (IGSF16). CD300c is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the CMRF family within the Ig superfamily. CD300c is primarily expressed on myeloid cells and has also been detected on some T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Amongst freshly-isolated leucocytes, the TX45 antibody only detects CD300c expressed on monocytes. CD300c is involved in the regulation of proinflammatory cytokine production by leucocytes.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV496 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 with an Ex Max of 348-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 496-nm. BD Horizon BUV496 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 515/30 nm filter with a 450LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by other laser lines, there may be significant spillover into the channel detecting BD Horizon V500 or BV510 (eg, 525/40-nm filter). However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.