Target Protein: CD44
Immunogen Range: 700-742/742
Entrez Gene: 960
Swiss Prot: P16070
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human CD44
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
Background: Receptor for hyaluronic acid (HA). Mediates cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions through its affinity for HA, and possibly also through its affinity for other ligands such as osteopontin, collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Adhesion with HA plays an important role in cell migration, tumor growth and progression. In cancer cells, may play an important role in invadopodia formation. Also involved in lymphocyte activation, recirculation and homing, and in hematopoiesis. Altered expression or dysfunction causes numerous pathogenic phenotypes. Great protein heterogeneity due to numerous alternative splicing and post-translational modification events.
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