This Antibody was verified by IP Mass Spectrometry to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
Heat-mediated antigen retrieval is recommended prior to staining, using a 1mM EDTA buffer, pH 8.0, for 10 minutes followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min. Following antigen retrieval, incubate samples with primary antibody for 30 min at room temperature. A suggested positive control is mesothelioma.
N-cadherin is a 140 kDa protein belonging to a family of transmembrane molecules that mediate calcium-dependent intercellular adhesion. Cadherins are involved in controlling morphogenetic movements during development and regulate cell surface adhesion through homotypic adhesion with the same cadherin species. N-cadherin's function is dependent on its association with the actin-cytoskeleton and is mediated through interactions between the C-terminal region of N-cadherin and the cytoplasmic catenin proteins. The stability of this association is regulated by phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of beta-catenin. Further, N-cadherin is a calcium dependent cell-cell adhesion glycoprotein comprised of five extracellular cadherin repeats, a transmembrane region and a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail. The protein functions during gastrulation and is required for establishment of left-right asymmetry.
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Protein Aliases: cadherin 2, type 1, N-cadherin (neuronal); Cadherin-2; calcium-dependent adhesion protein, neuronal; CD325; CDHN; CDw325; CDw325 antigen; N-cadherin; N-cadherin 1; NCAD; Neural cadherin
Gene Aliases: CD325; CDH2; CDHN; CDw325; NCAD
UniProt ID: (Human) P19022
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1000
Molecular Function: cadherin