ICAM-1 (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All ICAM-1 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 31 ICAM-1 Antibody, 4 ICAM-1 ELISA, 52 ICAM-1 Gene, 3 ICAM-1 IP Kit, 9 ICAM-1 Lysate, 9 ICAM-1 Protein, 3 ICAM-1 qPCR. All ICAM-1 reagents are ready to use.

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ICAM-1 Background

Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1, or CD54) is a 9 kDa member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily and is critical for the firm arrest and transmigration of leukocytes out of blood vessels and into tissues. ICAM-1 is constitutively present on endothelial cells, but its expression is increased by proinflammatory cytokines. The endothelial expression of ICAM-1 is increased in atherosclerotic and transplant-associated atherosclerotic tissue and in animal models of atherosclerosis. Additionally, ICAM-1 has been implicated in the progression of autoimmune diseases. ICAM-1 is a ligand for LFA-1(integrin). When activated, leukocytes bind to endothelial cells via ICAM-1/LFA-1 interaction and then transmigrate into tissues. Presence with heavy glycosylation and other structural characteristics, ICAM-1 possesses binding sites for a number of immune-associated ligands and serves as the binding site for entry of the major group of human Rhinovirus (HRV) into various cell types. ICAM-1 also becomes known for its affinity for Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (PFIE), providing more of a role in infectious disease. Previous studies have shown that ICAM-1 is involved in inflammatory reactions and that a defect in ICAM-1 gene inhibits allergic contact hypersensitivity.

ICAM-1 References

  • Xu H, et al. (2001) The role of ICAM-1 molecule in the migration of Langerhans cells in the skin and regional lymph node. Eur J Immunol. 31(10): 3085-93.
  • Terol MJ, et al. (2003) Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (s-ICAM-1/s-CD54) in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: association with clinical characteristics and outcome. Ann Oncol. 14(3): 467-74.
  • Mendez MP, et al. (2006) Shedding of soluble ICAM-1 into the alveolar space in murine models of acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 290(5): L962-70.
  • Lawson C, et al. (2009) ICAM-1 signaling in endothelial cells. Pharmacol Rep. 61(1): 22-32.