The 13B 1E5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to C-X-C chemokine receptor type 6 (CXCR6), which is also known as CD186, BONZO, T-lymphocyte-expressed seven-transmembrane domain receptor (TYMSTR), and Seven transmembrane receptor-like from clone 33 (STRL33). CXCR6 is a G-protein coupled chemokine receptor that is expressed on subsets of activated and memory T cells and NKT cells. CXCR6 binds to soluble CXCL16 and membrane-anchored CXCL16 expressed by dendritic cells and macrophages. The CXCL16 and CXCR6 interaction activates Akt and mTor signaling. This regulates cellular migration including the recruitment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and may contribute to the progression and metastasis of various cancers. CXCR6 also can serve as a coreceptor for certain strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV805 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 805 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV805 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 820/60 filter and a 770LP.