Description: The 16B1 antibody reacts with human CD144, also known as VE-cadherin and cadherin-5. The cadherin family of receptors, which are calcium-dependent adhesion molecules, is known to be involved in homophilic cell interactions. VE-cadherin, which is 140 kDa, is localized at the intercellular boundaries of endothelial cells in blood and lymphatic vessels in several tissues. It is thought to play a role in vascular permeability and remodeling.
Applications Reported: This 16B1 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, and immunocytochemistry.
Applications Tested: This 16B1 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC). This can be used at less than or equal to 0.125 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
VE-cadherin is a member of the cadherin superfamily that is located in a six-cadherin cluster in a region on the long arm of chromosome 16 and is involved in loss of heterozygosity events in breast and prostate cancer. VE-cadherin protein is a calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion glycoprotein comprised of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. Functioning as a classic cadherin by imparting to cells the ability to adhere in a homophilic manner, VE-cadherin may play an important role in endothelial cell biology through control of the cohesion and organization of the intercellular junctions. An alternative splice variant has been described but the full length sequence of VE-cadherin has not been determined.
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Protein Aliases: 7B4 antigen; cadherin 5, type 2 (vascular endothelium); cadherin 5, type 2, VE-cadherin (vascular epithelium); Cadherin-5; CD144; cd144 antigen; endothelial-specific cadherin; Vascular endothelial cadherin; VE-cadherin
Gene Aliases: 7B4; CD144; CDH5
UniProt ID: (Human) P33151
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1003
Molecular Function: cadherin