The 7H22-E16 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD268, which is also known as, B cell-activating factor receptor (BAFF-R), or BAFF Receptor 3 (BR3). CD268 is a type III transmembrane protein that is likewise known as Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 13C (Tnfrsf13c). CD268/BAFF-R is a receptor for CD257 (also known as, BAFF, Blys, TALL-1, or THANK) and is expressed on B cells and a subset of activated/memory CD4+ T cells. B cells express two other BAFF receptors, CD267/TACI, or CD269/BCMA, at various times during their differentiation. CD268/BAFF-R expression starts at the transitional stage of B cell development and increases throughout B cell maturation. CD267/BAFF-R mediates most BAFF-dependent functions including B cell survival, the activation of B cell proliferation and immunoglobulin secretion, and the costimulation of T cells. Overexpression of BAFF in mice and humans is associated with autoimmunity, whereas CD268/BAFF-R deficiency may cause severe impairment in humoral responses.
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. The 5' PCR handle allows for efficient sequencing library generation for Illumina sequencing platforms.
NOTE: The BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System must be used with the BD Rhapsody Express Instrument.