Anti-BCAM Antibody (Rabbit Polyclonal antibody) General Information
Reacts with: Rat
Recombinant Rat BCAM protein (Catalog#80222-R08H)
Produced in rabbits immunized with purified, recombinant Rat BCAM (rR BCAM; Catalog#80222-R08H; Q9ESS6; Met1-Ala543). BCAM specific IgG was purified by Rat BCAM affinity chromatography.
Polyclonal Rabbit IgG
Protein A & Antigen Affinity
0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
This antibody is shipped as liquid solution at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
This antibody can be stored at 2℃-8℃ for one month without detectable loss of activity. Antibody products are stable for twelve months from date of receipt when stored at -20℃ to -80℃. Preservative-Free. Sodium azide is recommended to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%). It is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Anti-BCAM Antibody (Rabbit Polyclonal antibody) Validated Applications
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Anti-BCAM Antibody (Rabbit Polyclonal antibody) Images
Immunochemical staining of rat BCAM in rat kidney with rabbit polyclonal antibody (1:1000, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sections).
BCAM Background Information
The Lutheran (Lu) blood group and basal cell adhesion molecule (BCAM) antigens are both carried by 2 glycoprotein isoforms of the immunoglobulin superfamily representing receptors for the laminin alpha(5) chain. It is a transmembrane receptor with five immunoglobulin-like domains in its extracellular region, and is therefore classified as a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) gene family. In addition to red blood cells, Lu/BCAM proteins are expressed in endothelial cells of vascular capillaries and in epithelial cells of several tissues. BCAM/LU has a wide tissue distribution with a predominant expression in the basal layer of the epithelium and the endothelium of blood vessel walls. As designated as CD239 recently, BCAM and LU share a significant sequence similarity with the CD146 (MUC18) and CD166, and themselves are adhesion molecules that bind laminin with high affinity. Laminins are found in all basement membranes and are involved in cell differentiation, adhesion, migration, and proliferation. BCAM is upregulated following malignant transformation of some cell types in vivo and in vitro, thus being a candidate molecule involved in tumor progression. In addition, BCAM interacts with integrin in sickle red cells, and thus may potentially play a role in vaso-occlusive episodes.
basal cell adhesion molecule (Lutheran blood group)
Kikkawa Y, et al. (2005) Review: Lutheran/B-CAM: a laminin receptor on red blood cells and in various tissues. Connect Tissue Res. 46 (4-5): 193-9.El Nemer W, et al. (2007) Endothelial Lu/BCAM glycoproteins are novel ligands for red blood cell alpha4beta1 integrin: role in adhesion of sickle red blood cells to endothelial cells. Blood. 109 (8): 3544-51.Colin Y, et al. (2008) Red cell and endothelial Lu/BCAM beyond sickle cell disease. Transfus Clin Biol. 15 (6): 402-5.El Nemer W, et al. (2008) Role of Lu/BCAM in abnormal adhesion of sickle red blood cells to vascular endothelium. Transfus Clin Biol. 15 (1-2): 29-33.