The SH1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse Siglec-G (sialic acid binding immunoglobulin-like lectin G), also known as Siglec10. Siglec-G is a Type I transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the Immunoglobulin superfamily. Siglec-G functions as an adhesion molecule that mediates sialic-acid dependent binding to cells. Siglec-G is expressed on cells of the B cell lineage. Siglec-G is most highly expressed by pre-B cells and B1a cells within the B cell lineage and is not detectable on T cells. Siglec-G can inhibit B cell receptor-mediated calcium signaling when it is overexpressed. Mice that lack Siglec-G have significantly increased numbers of B1a cells that begins early in development and is B cell intrinsic. Siglec-G-deficient mice have higher titers of natural IgM antibodies than their normal counterparts. Mouse Siglec-G is the ortholog of human Siglec-10 (also known as, CD330).
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.