|Calculated MW||35753 Da|
|Other Names||Urokinase plasminogen activator receptor , PLAUR , uPAR , CD87 , MO3 , UPAR , URKR, Urokinase plasminogen activator surface receptor; U-PAR; uPAR; Monocyte activation antigen Mo3; CD_antigen, CD87|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in 1X phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA and 0.01% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||uPAR Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Acts as a receptor for urokinase plasminogen activator. Plays a role in localizing and promoting plasmin formation. Mediates the proteolysis-independent signal transduction activation effects of U-PA.|
|Cellular Location||Isoform 1: Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor|
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uPAR (Urokinase plasminogen activator receptor) is a 55 kDa glycoprotein I-anchored surface receptor specific for urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA). Upon binding to uPAR, uPA converts the surface bound, large serum β-globulin, plasminogen to plasmin. Plasmin, which is also designated fibrinolysin, is a trypsin-like enzyme that acts on Arg-Lys bonds and induces pericellular proteolysis in fibrin and fibrinogen, and thereby contributes to the systematic activation of the coagulation cascade. uPA and uPAR are known to be overexpressed in mesenchymal and epithelial tumor cells and are required for tumor invasion and metastasis.
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