The SN2 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes a 37-42 kDa membrane glycoprotein expressed on a subset of peripheral lymphocytes, monocytes, immature thymocytes and on most platelets. CD165, also known as gp37 or AD2, is expressed at low levels on most thymocytes and thymic epithelial cells. CD165 has been detected on islet cells of the pancreas, Bowman's capsule of the kidney and on central nervous system neurons. SN2 antigen has been reported to be identical, or very similar, to the T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen, TALLA-1. CD165 has been reported to play a role in the adhesion between thymocytes and thymic epithelial cells during development.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV563 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BUV395 which has an Ex Max of 348 nm and an acceptor dye. The tandem has an Em Max at 563 nm. BD Horizon BUV563 can be excited by the 355 nm ultraviolet laser. On instruments with a 561 nm Yellow-Green laser, the recommended bandpass filter is 585/15 nm with a 535 nm long pass to minimize laser light leakage. When BD Horizon BUV563 is used with an instrument that does not have a 561 nm laser, a 560/40 nm filter with a 535 nm long pass may be more optimal. Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be spillover into the PE and PE-CF594 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.