Description: The BV13 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse VE-Cadherin (CD144). VE-Cadherin is a 120 kDa member of the type II Cadherin family, characterized by the presence of 5 extracellular cadherin domains (ECD), and anchored to the actin cytoskeleton through their cytoplasmic tail. VE-Cadherin mediates homophilic adhesion between neighbouring endothelial cells and is localized within specialized structures at cell-cell contacts, called adherens junctions. VE-Cadherin is expressed constitutively throughout the entire vasculature, and is required for numerous endothelial cell functions including migration, survival, contact-dependent growth inhibition and endothelial cell assembly into tubular structures. Furthermore, it is thought that VE-Cadherin+CD45- cells from the yolk sac or aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) have the potential to give rise to hematopoietic cells.
Applications Reported: This eBioBV13 (BV13) antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, and immunohistology staining of frozen tissue sections.
Applications Tested: This eBioBV13 (BV13) antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of bEnd.3 cells. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.5 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.
Excitation: 488 nm; Emission: 519 nm; Laser: Blue Laser.
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/cadherin-5; Cadherin-5; CD144; Vascular endothelial cadherin; VE-cadherin
Gene Aliases: 7B4; AA408225; Cd144; Cdh5; VE-Cad; Vec; VEcad; VECD
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P55284
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 12562
Molecular Function: cadherin