IgG is an important component of the humoral immune response, helping to control infection. IgG is produced by plasma B-cells and may be found in extracellular fluids, such as blood, lymph, peritoneal, and cerebrospinal fluids. IgG monomers consist of two light and two heavy chains containing two antigen binding sites. There are four IgG subclasses found in human, mouse and rat species, which include IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 and IgG4. The G18-145 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to the heavy chain of human immunoglobulin G subclasses: IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 and IgG4. The G18-145 antibody has been reported not to react with the heavy chains of other human immunoglobulin isotypes.
The antibody was conjugated to an oligonucleotide that contains an antibody clone-specific barcode (ABC) flanked by a poly-A tail on the 3' end and a PCR handle (PCR primer binding site) on the 5' end. The ABC for this antibody was designed to be used with other BD AbSeq oligonucleotides conjugated to other antibodies. All AbSeq ABC sequences were selected in silico to be unique from human and mouse genomes, have low predicted secondary structure, and have high Hamming distance within the BD AbSeq portfolio, to allow for sequencing error correction and unique mapping. The poly-A tail of the oligonucleotide allows the ABC to be captured by the BD Rhapsody™ system or other oligo-dT-based capture systems. The 5' PCR handle allows for efficient sequencing library generation for Illumina sequencing platforms.