The UC3-10A6 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes T-cell Receptor (TCR) V gamma 2 (Vγ2). Vγ2+ TCRγδ cells make up significant proportions of TCRγδ cells in the late fetal and adult thymus and adult peripheral lymphoid tissues and lung. The frequency of splenic Vγ2+ TCRγδ cells differs among inbred mouse strains; in C57BL/6 mice, the frequency increases dramatically during the four weeks after birth. Immobilized UC3-10A6 antibody can activate Vγ2+ TCRγδ cells. Please note that the Vγ2 designation correlates with the nomenclature of Garman, Doherty, and Raulet; the Vγ4 designation of Heiligand Tonegawa is equilvalent.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BUV661 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 661-nm. BD Horizon Brilliant BUV661 can be excited by the ultraviolet laser (355 nm) and detected with a 670/25 filter and a 630 nm LP. Due to cross laser excitation of this dye, there may be significant spillover into channels detecting APC-like emissions (eg, 670/25-nm filter).
Due to spectral differences between labeled cells and beads, using BD™ CompBeads can result in incorrect spillover values when used with BD Horizon BUV661 reagents. Therefore, the use of BD CompBeads or BD CompBeads Plus to determine spillover values for these reagents is not recommended. Different BUV661 reagents (eg, CD4 vs. CD45) can have slightly different fluorescence spillover therefore, it may also be necessary to use clone-specific compensation controls when using these reagents.