The SN2 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes a 37-42 kDa membrane glycoprotein expressed on a subset of peripheral lymphocytes, monocytes, immature thymocytes and on most platelets. CD165, also known as gp37 or AD2, is expressed at low levels on most thymocytes and thymic epithelial cells. CD165 has been detected on islet cells of the pancreas, Bowman's capsule of the kidney and on central nervous system neurons. SN2 antigen has been reported to be identical, or very similar, to the T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen, TALLA-1. CD165 has been reported to play a role in the adhesion between thymocytes and thymic epithelial cells during development.
The antibody was conjugated to BD Horizon™ BV711 which is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet family of dyes. This dye is a tandem fluorochrome of BD Horizon BV421 with an Ex Max of 405-nm and an acceptor dye with an Em Max at 711-nm. BD Horizon BV711 can be excited by the violet laser and detected in a filter used to detect Cy™5.5 / Alexa Fluor® 700-like dyes (eg, 712/20-nm filter). Due to the excitation and emission characteristics of the acceptor dye, there may be moderate spillover into the Alexa Fluor® 700 and PerCP-Cy5.5 detectors. However, the spillover can be corrected through compensation as with any other dye combination.