This antibody recognizes murine CD51, approximately a 140 kDa alpha subunit of the vitronectin receptor, which is otherwise known as the integrin alpha v chain. CD51 can form heterodimers at the cell surface with a variety of beta integrins including CD29 and CD61.
ITAGV encodes integrin alpha chain V. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. The I-domain containing integrin alpha V undergoes post-translational cleavage to yield disulfide-linked heavy and light chains, that combine with multiple integrin beta chains to form different integrins. Among the known associating beta chains (beta chains 1,3,5,6, and 8, 'ITGB1', 'ITGB3', 'ITGB5', 'ITGB6', and 'ITGB8'), each can interact with extracellular matrix ligands, the alpha V beta 3 integrin, perhaps the most studied of these, is referred to as the Vitronectin receptor (VNR). In addition to adhesion, many integrins are known to facilitate signal transduction. The ITGB3 protein product is the integrin beta chain beta 3. Integrins are integral cell-surface proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. A given chain may combine with multiple partners resulting in different integrins. Integrin beta 3 is found along with the alpha IIb chain in platelets. Integrins are known to participate in cell adhesion as well as cell-surface mediated signalling.
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Protein Aliases: alpha v integrin; CD51; GP3A; Integrin alpha-V; Integrin alpha-V heavy chain; Integrin alpha-V light chain; ITGB3; vitronectin receptor alpha polypeptide (VNRA); Vitronectin receptor subunit alpha; VNR
Gene Aliases: 1110004F14Rik; 2610028E01Rik; CD51; D430040G12Rik; Itgav
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P43406
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 16410