Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Cervical Carcinoma stained with Protocadherin FAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (8C5).
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human Bladder Carcinoma stained with Protocadherin FAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (8C5).
SDS-PAGE Analysis Purified Protocadherin FAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (8C5). Confirmation of Integrity and Purity of Antibody.
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Specificity & Comments
Recognizes a protein of 480kDa, which is identified as FAT2. The cadherins represent a family of Ca2+-dependent adhesion molecules that function to mediate cell-to-cell binding that is critical for the maintenance of structure and morphogenesis. Cadherins each contain a large extracellular domain at the N-terminus, which is characterized by a series of five homologous repeats, the most distal of which is thought to be responsible for binding specificity. The relatively short C-terminal intracellular domain interacts with a variety of cytoplasmic proteins, including -catenin, to regulate cadherin function. The cadherin superfamily includes cadherins, protocadherins, desmogleins and desmocollins. FAT2 (FAT tumor suppressor homolog 2) is a single-pass type I membrane protein that belongs to the protocadherin subfamily of cadherins. FAT2 contains one Laminin G-like domain, two EGF-like domains and 32 cadherin domains and is believed to function as a cell adhesion molecule, controlling cell proliferation and playing an important role in cerebellum development.