CD63 (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All CD63 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 17 CD63 Antibody, 54 CD63 Gene, 8 CD63 Lysate, 8 CD63 Protein, 3 CD63 qPCR. All CD63 reagents are ready to use.

CD63 Background

The cluster of differentiation (CD) system is commonly used as cell markers in immunophynotyping. Different kinds of cells in the immune system can be identified through the surface CD molecules which associating with the immune function of the cell. There are more than 32 CD unique clusters and subclusters have been identified. Some of the CD molecules serve as receptors or ligands important to the cell through initiating a signal cascade which then alter the behavior of the cell. Some CD proteins do not take part in cell signal process but have other functions such as cell adhesion. Cluster of differentiation 63 (CD63) is a member of the CD family and the transmembrane 4 superfamily,also known as the tetraspanin family. CD63 is a cellular surface glycoprotein characterized by the presence of four bydrophobic domains. CD63 had functions in mediating signal transduction processes and then regulate variety of cellular processes such as cell proliferation, activation and motility. It has reported that CD63 protein associated with tumor progression and served as a blood platlet activation marker and the deficiency of this protein may be associated with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.

CD63 References

  • Zola H, et al. (2007) CD molecules 2006-human cell differentiation molecules. J Immunol Methods. 318 (1-2): 1-5.
  • Ho IC, et al. (2009) GATA3 and the T-cell lineage: essential functions before and after T-helper-2-cell differentiation. Nat Rev Immunol. 9 (2): 125-35.
  • Matesanz-Isabel J, et al. (2011) New B-cell CD molecules. Immunology Letters.134 (2): 104-12.
  • Radford KJ, et al. (1996) Associates with Transmembrane 4 Superfamily Members, CD9 and CD81, and with beta 1 Integrins in Human Melanoma. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications. 222(1): 13-18.
  • Metzelaar MJ, et al. (1991) CD63 antigen, A novel lysosomal membrane glycoprotein, cloned by a screening procedure for intracellular antigens in eukaryotic cells. The journal of biological chemistry. 266: 3239-45.