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™ 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.