CD antigens by species

The CD antigens / Cluster of Differentiation nomenclature was established in the 1st International Workshop and Conference on Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens (HLDA), which was held in Paris in 1982. The HLDA Workshops provide a mechanism to allocate CD nomenclature through engaging in inter-laboratory studies.Today, the HLDA Workshop meeting has been held 10 times and has over 371 CD markers have been identified.

The CD antigens is a protocol used for the identification and investigation of cell surface molecules providing targets for immunophenotyping of cells. CD antibodies are used widely for research, differential diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.