Desmoglein-2 (DSG2) [6D8]



Recognizes a protein of 165kDa, identified as Desmoglein-2 (DSG2). This monoclonal antibody recognizes the extracellular domain of human desmoglein-2. Desmoglein-2 is a member of the desmosomal cadherin family. Desmosomesare 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. Human Desmoglein-2 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein of 1117 amino acid (aa) residues with a 23 aa signal peptide and a 25 aa propeptide. It differs from other classic cadherins by having four instead of five cadherin repeat domains in its extracellular region, and a much larger cytoplasmic region containing five desmoglein repeat domains which share homology with the cadherin repeats. Instead of having the HAV adhesion motif found in type I cadherins, desmogleins have R/YAL as the adhesion motif on its amino-terminal cadherin repeat. The cytoplasmic tails of desmogleins interact with desmoplakins, plakoglobin and plakophilins. In turn, these proteins link the desmogleins with the intermediate filaments. Desmoglein-2 has been shown to be important in establishing cell-cell adhesion and function in epithelial cells. Desmoglein2 was originally identified in colon carcinoma and colon, and was named HDGC (human desmoglein colon).

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Cellular Localization
Cell junction, Cell membrane, Desmosome
Light Chain
Gene Name
Positive Control
A431, HepG2 or K562 cells. Heart or Colon.
Recombinant human DSG2 protein
Alternate Names
Desmoglein-2, Cadherin family member 5, HDGC, ARVC10; ARVD10; Cadherin family member 5; CDHF5; CMD1BB; Desmoglein-2; DSG2; HDGC; Human Desmoglein Colon

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Human Gene Symbol
Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen


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

Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • Flow Cytometry (1-2ug/million cells)
  • Immunofluorescence (1-2ug/ml)
  • Western Blot (1-2ug/ml) Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Wahl, JK III, Nieset, JE; Sacco-Bubulya, PA; Sadler, TM; Johnson, KR; Wheelock, MJ. The amino- and carboxyl-terminal tails of (beta)-catenin reduce its affinity for desmoglein 2. J Cell Sci. (2000), 113 :1737-45
  • Arnemann, J; Spurr, NK; Magee, AI; Buxton RS. The human gene (DSG2) coding for HDGC, a second member of the desmoglein subfamily of the desmosomal cadherins, is, like DSG1 coding for desmoglein DGI, assigned to chromosome 18. Genomics (1992), 13(2), 484-6

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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