PA1-1748A detects versican from human samples.
PA1-1748A has been successfully used in Western blot procedures. By Western blot, this antibody detects an ~70 kDa protein representing versican from mouse cumulus oocyte complexes.
PA1-1748A immunogen is a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues C G G D(436) P E A A E(441) of human Versican V0/V1 Neo. This sequence is completely conserved between mouse and rat. This immunizing peptide (PEP-235) can be used for neutralization and control experiments. This polyclonal antibody has been referred to as: JSCDPE or DPEAAE.
Versican is a member of the family of large aggregating proteoglycans (also including aggrecan, brevican, and neurocan). The protein shows wide tissue distribution which includes fibrous, articular, and elastic cartilages, as well as nervous, epidermal, arterial, and loose connective tissues. Versican V1 has been shown to enhance cell proliferation, and also induce cell transformation and protect cells from apoptosis. This was demonstrated through its ability to downregulate the expression of proapoptotic Bad. Versican's existence as a extracellular matrix protein in human airways has also lead to the discovery of an inflammatory role in asthmatics.
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Protein Aliases: Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 2; Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein 2; GHAP; Glial hyaluronate-binding protein; Large fibroblast proteoglycan; PG-M; Versican core protein; versican proteoglycan
Gene Aliases: CSPG2; ERVR; GHAP; PG-M; VCAN; WGN; WGN1
UniProt ID: (Human) P13611
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1462