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 BUV615 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome with an Ex Max near 350 nm and an Em Max near 615 nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV615 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 610/20 filter and a 595 nm LP. Due to the excitation of the acceptor dye by the blue/yellow-green laser line, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting PE-CF594 like emissions (eg, 610/20-nm filter).