The pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR) expressed during the early stages of B lymphocyte development is a heterodimer of immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) with surrogate light chain, which is an Ig-light-chain-like molecule composed of the non-covalently linked Lambda 5 (λ5) and VpreB proteins. The pre-BCR is believed to control IgH repertoire selection and proliferation of differentiating B lymphocytes. The SL156 antibody reacts with a conformational epitope of the pre-BCR in transfected X63-Ag8.653 cells but not with surrogate light chain, λ5, or VpreB in the absence of IgH. It detects pre-BCR on pre-B cell lines, but not on pro-B cell lines or IgM-positive splenocytes. It also detects pre-BCR on the surface of pre-B cells, but not on Ig light chain (IgL)-positive B lymphocytes, from the bone marrow of normal mice. It has been noted that the cell-surface expression of pre-BCR is upregulated after a one-hour incubation of bone-marrow leukocytes in tissue culture medium at 37°C. After immunization, cell-surface pre-BCR is detected on a subset of splenic IgL+ germinal-center B lymphocytes.
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.