|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||Assay Dependent|
|Tested Species reactivity||Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rat / IgG2a|
|Storage buffer||proprietary buffer|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C|
CD11a (LFA-1 alpha) together with CD18 constitute leukocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1), the alphaLbeta2 integrin. CD11a is implicated in activation of LFA-1 complex. LFA-1 is expressed on the plasma membrane of leukocytes in a low-affinity conformation. Cell stimulation by chemokines or other signals leads to induction the high-affinity conformation, which supports tight binding of LFA-1 to its ligands, the intercellular adhesion molecules ICAM-1, -2, -3. LFA-1 is thus involved in interaction of various immune cells and in their tissue-specific settlement, but participates also in control of cell differentiation and proliferation and of T-cell effector functions. Blocking of LFA-1 function by specific antibodies or small molecules has become an important therapeutic approach in treatment of multiple inflammatory diseases. For example, humanized anti-LFA-1 antibody Efalizumab (Raptiva) is being used to interfere with T cell migration to sites of inflammation; binding of cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin to CD11a allosteric site leads to immunomodulation and increase in lymphocytic cholinergic activity.
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Protein Aliases: alpha L integrin; antigen CD11A p180; CD11 antigen-like family member A; integrin alpha-L; leukocyte adhesion glycoprotein LFA-1 alpha chain; leukocyte function-associated molecule 1 alpha chain; LFA-1 alpha; lymphocyte antigen 15; lymphocyte function associated antigen 1, alpha polypeptide; lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 alpha polypeptide
Gene Aliases: (p180); Cd11a; LFA-1; LFA-1A; Ly-15; Ly-21
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 16408
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