CD24 is a two-chain glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored glycoprotein expressed at multiple stages of B-cell development, beginning with the bone marrow pro-B-cell compartment and continuing through mature, surface Ig positive B-cells. Plasma cell expression is very low or negative. CD24 is also expressed on the majority of B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias, B-cell CCLs and B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. CD24 may play a role in regulation of B-cell proliferation and maturation, and control of autoimmunity.
CD24; CD24 antigen (small cell lung carcinoma cluster 4 antigen); CD24A; cluster of differentiation 24; FLJ22950; FLJ43543; heat stable antigen; HSA; Ly-52; Lymphocyte antigen 52; M1/69-J11D heat stable antigen; MGC75043; Nectadrin; R13-Ag; Signal transducer CD24; Small cell lung carcinoma cluster 4 antigen; X62 heat stable antigen