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 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.