The B6.2 monoclonal antibody reacts with a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein present on granulocytes. Antibody B6.2 was studied as recognizing CD66c in the VI Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigen workshop. CD66 antigens also known as the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) family of molecules, are closely related to the immunoglobulin super family of glycoproteins. Studies on CD66 molecules suggest a potential adhesion function in vivo. These molecules exhibit both homophilic and heterophilic adhesion. CEA family members may be involved in transmembrane signalling and activation of neutrophils. This clone has been found to be N-terminal domain reactive, reacted preferentially with the native protein and were conformationally dependent.
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.