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 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.