CD85 molecules belong to a large immunoregulatory family and it has been clustered into different subclasses from CD85a to CD85m in the VIIth HLDA workshop. CD85j is also called as Ig-like transcript (ILT2), or leukocyte Ig-like receptor (LIR-1). Reacts with an 110 kDa membrane glycoprotein expressed on a subset of NK cells, which varies amongst individuals, and a subpopulation of T lymphocytes. Expression on T lymphocytes, NK cells may depend on the individuals tested. Function studies show that ligation of ILT2 with MHC class I including HLA-A, B, G1 and -E induces an inhibitory signal via recruitment of SHP-1 phosphatase.
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.