The RMT2-26 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-2 (TIM-2) which is also known as T-cell membrane protein 2, TIMD-2, or Tim2. TIM-2 is an ~55 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that is encoded by Timd2 (T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing 2) which belongs to the immunoglobulin gene superfamily. TIM-2 contains extracellular IgV and mucin domains and a cytoplasmic region with a conserved tyrosine phosphorylation motif which is involved in transmembrane signaling. A human ortholog for mouse TIM-2 has not been identified. TIM-2 is reportedly expressed on B cells with higher levels on activated B cells and germinal center B cells, type-2 T helper (Th2) cells, oligodendrocytes, and epithelial cells in the kidney and liver. It may serve as a receptor for Semaphorin 4A (Sema4A) or the heavy chain of ferritin (H-ferritin). The RMT2-26 antibody can reportedly block the binding of H-ferritin to TIM-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).