CD11b is implicated in various adhesive interactions of monocytes, macrophages and granulocytes as well as in mediating the uptake of complement coated particles. It is identical to CR3, the receptor for the iC3b fragment of the third complement component. It probably recognizes the RGD peptide in C3b. CD11b is also a receptor for fibrinogen, factor X, and ICAM1. It recognizes P1 and P2 peptides of fibrinogen gamma chain. The Mac1 CD11b antigen is present on macrophages, granulocytes, natural killer cells, and blood monocytes. CD11b is expressed on 8% of spleen cells, 44% of bone marrow cells, and less than 1% of thymocytes, and is commonly used as a microglial marker in nervous tissue.
CD11 antigen-like family member B; CD11B; CD11B (p170); cell surface glycoprotein MAC-1 alpha subunit; cell surface glycoprotein MAC-1 subunit alpha; complement component receptor 3 alpha-a; complement receptor type 3; CR-3 alpha chain; CR3A; Integrin alpha M; integrin alpha-M; leukocyte adhesion receptor MO1; MAC-1; Mac-1 alpha; MAC1A; macrophage antigen alpha; MGC117044; MO1A; SLEB6
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