This antibody is predicted to react with equine, mouse and rat based on sequence homology.
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Claudin-8 belongs to the claudin family of integral membrane proteins. Claudins are responsible for the formation of tight junction strands, and are connected with the actin cytoskeleton mediated by ZO-1. Claudin-8 is a tight junction protein expressed in several distal nephron segments, suggesting that it may have a role as a paracellular cation barrier protein. Claudin-8 is expressed in the inner ear, and the umbrella cell tight junctions in the bladder epithelium.
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Protein Aliases: Claudin-8; epididymis secretory protein Li 79
Gene Aliases: CLDN8; HEL-S-79; UNQ779/PRO1573
UniProt ID: (Human) P56748
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 9073