Description: BMS109 does not cross react with mouse.
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-2 (ICAM-2) is a 60 kDa surface glycoprotein that promotes adhesion between immune cells and the vascular endothelium. ICAM-2 is a member of the Ig-superfamily with two immunoglobulin-like extracellular domains. ICAM-2 is much more closely related to the two N-terminal domains of ICAM-1 (34% identity) than either ICAM-1 or ICAM-2 is to other members of the Ig-superfamily, demonstrating the existence of a subfamily of Ig-like ligands that bind the same integrin receptor. ICAM-2 is broadly distributed on hematopoietic cells. On resting lymphocytes, the ICAM-2 expression is several-fold higher than that seen with ICAM-1, while monocytes express equivalent levels of ICAM-1 and ICAM-2. In contrast to ICAM-1, neutrophils stain negative for ICAM-2. Just little or no ICAM-2 staining can be demonstrated on other cell lines, the sole exception being resting vascular endothelial cells, which possess high levels of ICAM-2, and small clusters of cells in lymphoid tissue germinal centres.
ICAM-2 expression is unaffected by a variety of inflammatory cytokines.
Applications Tested: Flow Cytometry.
ICAM-2 is a member of the intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) family. All ICAM proteins are type I transmembrane glycoproteins, contain 2-9 immunoglobulin-like C2-type domains, and bind to the leukocyte adhesion LFA-1 protein. ICAM-2 may play a role in lymphocyte recirculation by blocking LFA-1-dependent cell adhesion. It mediates adhesive interactions important for antigen-specific immune response, NK-cell mediated clearance, lymphocyte recirculation, and other cellular interactions important for immune response and surveillance. Several transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. Diseases associated with ICAM2 include Colon Carcinoma In Situ.
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Protein Aliases: CD102; ICAM-2; Intercellular adhesion molecule 2; RP23-418O11.10-001
Gene Aliases: CD102; ICAM2
UniProt ID: (Human) P13598
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3384