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

All ESAM reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 12 ESAM Antibody, 39 ESAM Gene, 5 ESAM Lysate, 5 ESAM Protein, 3 ESAM qPCR. All ESAM reagents are ready to use.

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ESAM Background

Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule (ESAM) is a member of JAM family of immunoglobulin superfamily and consists of one V-type and one C2-type immunoglobulin domain, as well as a hydrophobic signal sequence, a single transmembrane region, and a cytoplasmic domain. It is specifically expressed at endothelial tight junctions and on activated platelets. ESAM at endothelial tight junctions participates in the migration of neutrophils through the vessel wall, possibly by influencing endothelial cell contacts. The adaptor protein membrane-associated guanylate kinase MAGI-1 has been identified as an intracellular binding partner of ESAM. Previous studies have indicated that ESAM regulates angiogenesis in the primary tumor growth and endothelial permeability. It suggest that ESAM has a redundant functional role in physiological angiogenesis but serves a unique and essential role in pathological angiogenic processes such as tumor growth.

ESAM References

  • Ishida T, et al. (2003) Targeted disruption of endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule inhibits angiogenic processes in vitro and in vivo. J Biol Chem. 278(36): 34598-604.
  • Wegmann F, et al. (2004) Endothelial adhesion molecule ESAM binds directly to the multidomain adaptor MAGI-1 and recruits it to cell contacts. Exp Cell Res. 300(1): 121-33.
  • Wegmann F, et al. (2006) ESAM supports neutrophil extravasation, activation of Rho, and VEGF-induced vascular permeability. J Exp Med. 203(7): 1671-7.
  • Hara T, et al. (2009) Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule regulates albuminuria in diabetic nephropathy. Microvasc Res. 77(3): 348-55.
  • Cangara HM, et al. (2010) Role of endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule in hematogeneous metastasis. Microvasc Res. 80(1): 133-41.