|Other Accession||NM_001251, NP_001242|
|Reactivity||Human, Horse, Bovine|
|Predicted||Human, Horse, Bovine|
|Alias Symbol||DKFZp686M18236, GP110, SCARD1, LAMP4|
|Other Names||Macrosialin, Gp110, CD68, CD68|
|Format||Liquid. Purified antibody supplied in 1x PBS buffer with 0.09% (w/v) sodium azide and 2% sucrose.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Add 50 ul of distilled water. Final anti-CD68 antibody concentration is 1 mg/ml in PBS buffer with 2% sucrose. For longer periods of storage, store at 20°C. Avoid repeat freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||CD68 antibody - N-terminal region is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Could play a role in phagocytic activities of tissue macrophages, both in intracellular lysosomal metabolism and extracellular cell-cell and cell-pathogen interactions. Binds to tissue- and organ-specific lectins or selectins, allowing homing of macrophage subsets to particular sites. Rapid recirculation of CD68 from endosomes and lysosomes to the plasma membrane may allow macrophages to crawl over selectin-bearing substrates or other cells.|
|Cellular Location||Isoform Short: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Highly expressed by blood monocytes and tissue macrophages. Also expressed in lymphocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Expressed in many tumor cell lines which could allow them to attach to selectins on vascular endothelium, facilitating their dissemination to secondary sites|
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