Desmoglein-1 (DSG1) [DSG1/1733]



Recognizes a protein of ~150kDa, identified as Desmoglein-1 (DSG1). Desmoglein-1 is a member of the desmosomal cadherin family.Desmosomes are intercellular adhering junctions that represent cell surface attachment sites for intermediate filament. Desmocollins and desmogleins are the main desmosomal transmembrane proteins. Desmogleins consist of Dsg1, Dsg2, Dsg3, and Dsg4 isoforms.Within the desmosome, the extracellular domain of desmoglein is essential for calcium dependent heterophilic binding to the desmocollins, whereas the intracellular domain is essential for binding to the desmosomal plaque protein, plakoglobin. Desmoglein 1 is synthesized exclusively in the suprabasal layers. Intact and functionally active desmoglein 1 is essential to epidermal integrity.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Research Areas
Cellular Localization
Cell junction, Cell membrane, Desmosome
Light Chain
Gene Name
Positive Control
A431 or A-375 cells. Skin.
Recombinant human desmoglein-1 protein fragment corresponding to intracellular domain
Alternate Names
Desmoglein-1, Cadherin family member 4, Desmosomal glycoprotein 1, Pemphigus foliaceus antigen, Cadherin family member 4; CDHF4; Desmoglein-1; Desmosomal glycoprotein 1; DG1; DSG1; EPKHE; EPKHIA; Pemphigus foliaceus antigen; PPKS1; SPPK1

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Human Gene Symbol
Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen
150kDa (precursor); 160kDa (mature)


  • Component of intercellular desmosome junctions. Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion.

Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed) (1-2ug/ml for 30 minutes at RT)(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris buffer with 1mM EDTA, pH 8.0, for 45 min at 95&degC followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes)Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Wu, H., Stanley, J.R. and Cotsarelis, G. Desmoglein isotype expression in the hair follicle and its cysts correlates with type of keratinization and degree of differentiation. J Invest Dermatol 2003, 120: 1052-1057.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8°C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80°C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab Purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.


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