Anti-VE-Cadherin Antibody (APC)

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Anti-VE-Cadherin Antibody (APC) (Mouse Monoclonal antibody) General Information

Product name
Anti-VE-Cadherin Antibody (APC)
Validated applications
FCM
Species reactivity
Reacts with: Human
Specificity
Human VE-Cadherin
Immunogen
Recombinant Human VE-Cadherin / CD144 / CDH5 Protein
Preparation
This antibody was produced from a hybridoma resulting from the fusion of a mouse myeloma with B cells obtained from a mouse immunized with purified, recombinant Human VE-Cadherin / CD144 / CDH5 (rh VE-Cadherin / CD144 / CDH5; CAA56306.1; Met1-Gln593) and conjugated with APC under optimum conditions, the unreacted APC was removed.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone #01
Purification
Protein A
Formulation
Aqueous solution containing 0.5% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide
Conjugate
APC
Concentration
10 μl/Test, 0.1 mg/ml
Form
Liquid
Shipping
This antibody is shipped as liquid solution at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Storage
This antibody can be stored at 2℃-8℃ for twelve months without detectable loss of activity. Protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze ! Sodium azide is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Flush with large volumes of water during disposal.

Anti-VE-Cadherin Antibody (APC) (Mouse Monoclonal antibody) Images

Flow cytometric analysis of Human CD144 expression on HUVEC cells. Cells were stained with APC-conjugated anti-Human CD144. The fluorescence histograms were derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact cells.

Anti-VE-Cadherin Antibody (APC): Alternative Names

Anti-7B4 Antibody; Anti-CD144 Antibody

VE-Cadherin Background Information

Cadherins (Calcium dependent adhesion molecules) are a class of transmembrane proteins. Cadherin-5, also known as VE-cadherin, CDH5 and CD144, an endothelial specific cell-cell adhesion molecule, plays a pivotal role in the formation, maturation and remodeling of the vascular wall. VE-Cadherin is widely considered to be specific for vascular endothelia in which it is either the sole or the predominant cadherin, often co-existing with N-cadherin. This specificity of VE-cadherin for vascular endothelial cells is important not only in blood and lymph vessel biology and medicine, but also for cell-type-based diagnoses, notably those of metastatic tumors. As a classical cadherin, VE-Cadherin links endothelial cells together by homophilic interactions mediated by its extracellular part and associates intracellularly with the actin cytoskeleton via catenins. Mechanisms that regulate VE-cadherin-mediated adhesion are important for the control of vascular permeability and leukocyte extravasation. In addition to its adhesive functions, VE-Cadherin regulates various cellular processes such as cell proliferation and apoptosis and modulates vascular endothelial growth factor receptor functions. Consequently, VE-cadherin is essential during embryonic angiogenesis.
Full Name
cadherin 5, type 2 (vascular endothelium)
References
  • Taveau JC, et al. (2008) Structure of artificial and natural VE-cadherin-based adherens junctions. Biochem Soc Trans. 36(Pt 2): 189-93.
  • Vestweber D. (2008) VE-cadherin: the major endothelial adhesion molecule controlling cellular junctions and blood vessel formation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 28(2): 223-32.
  • Gavard J. (2009) Breaking the VE-cadherin bonds. FEBS Lett. 583(1): 1-6.
  • Vestweber D, et al. (2009) Cell adhesion dynamics at endothelial junctions: VE-cadherin as a major player. Trends Cell Biol. 19(1): 8-15.
  • Boda-Heggemann J, et al. (2009) Beyond vessels: occurrence and regional clustering of vascular endothelial (VE-)cadherin-containing junctions in non-endothelial cells. Cell Tissue Res. 335(1): 49-65.

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