|Application ||WB, IHC|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||54306 Da|
|Other Names||Vitronectin, VN, S-protein, Serum-spreading factor, V75, Vitronectin V65 subunit, Vitronectin V10 subunit, Somatomedin-B, VTN|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the V10 subunit of human vitronectin was used as an immunogen.|
|Format||50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Vitronectin Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Vitronectin is a cell adhesion and spreading factor found in serum and tissues. Vitronectin interact with glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. Is recognized by certain members of the integrin family and serves as a cell-to-substrate adhesion molecule. Inhibitor of the membrane-damaging effect of the terminal cytolytic complement pathway.|
|Cellular Location||Secreted, extracellular space.|
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Vitronectin, a 75 kDa polypeptide along with a 10 kDa fragment, is a glycoprotein present on most cell surfaces, in extracellular fluids and plasma (1). Vitronectin promotes cellular adhesion and spreading, inhibits the membrane-damaging effect of the terminal cytolytic complement pathway and binds to several serpin serine protease inhibitors (2). As a member of the integrin family, Vitronectin contains the cell binding sequence arg gly asp (RGD), first found in fibronectin, and serves as a cell-to-substrate adhesion molecule (3). Vitronectin acts as an inhibitor of the complement cascade by binding to the C5b9 complex and it has also been shown to have has a novel and direct role in self-senescent-self intercellular recognition leading to macrophage phagocytosis of cells undergoing apoptosis (4).
1. Rouslahti E, et al. J Invest Dermatol 79:65-68, 1982
2. Bauer JS, et al. J Cell Biol. 116(2):477-87, 1992
3. Stefansson S, et al. Nature 383(6599):390-1, 1996
4. Savill J, et al. Nature 343:170-3, 1990
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