|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||Assay Dependent|
|Miscellaneous PubMed (MISC)||See 1 publications below|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human|
|Published species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG2b|
|Immunogen||Leucocytes from a patient suffering from a LGL type leukaemia.|
|Excitation/Emission Profile||View spectra|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 0.2% BSA|
|Contains||15mM sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
This antibody reacts with both cell surface-expressed and soluble form of CD44 antigen. It is negative on platelets and hepatocytes.
CD44 is a transmembrane glycoprotein expressed on the surface of most cells, which serves as a receptor for hyaluronan. CD44 mediates angiogenesis, cell adhesion, proliferation and migration, it is thus important for lymphocyte activation, recirculation and homing, it can thus serve e.g. as a modulator of macrophage recruitment in response to pathogen. Although CD44 functions are essential for physiological activities of normal cells, elevated CD44 expression correlates with poor prognosis in many carcinomas, facilitating tumour growth and metastasis, antiapoptosis and directional motility of cancer cells.
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Protein Aliases: CD44; CD44 antigen; CDw44; Cell surface glycoprotein CD44; chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 8; ECMR-III; Epican; Extracellular matrix receptor III; GP90 lymphocyte homing adhesion receptor; GP90 lymphocyte homing/adhesion receptor; hematopoietic cell E- and L-selectin ligand; Heparan sulfate proteoglycan; Hermes antigen; homing function and Indian blood group system; HUTCH-I; hyaluronate binding protein; Hyaluronate receptor; PGP-1; PGP-I; Phagocytic glycoprotein 1; Phagocytic glycoprotein I; soluble CD44
Gene Aliases: CD44; CDW44; CSPG8; ECMR-III; HCELL; HUTCH-I; IN; LHR; MC56; MDU2; MDU3; MIC4; Pgp1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q16208
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 960
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