|Application ||WB, IHC, FC, E|
|Description||The product of this gene belongs to the integrin alpha chain family. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. This gene encodes the integrin alpha 5 chain. Alpha chain 5 undergoes post-translational cleavage in the extracellular domain to yield disulfide-linked light and heavy chains that join with beta 1 to form a fibronectin receptor. In addition to adhesion, integrins are known to participate in cell-surface mediated signalling. Integrin alpha 5 is a heterodimer that associates noncovalently with CD29/integrin beta 1 subunit to form the alpha-5-beta-1 very late antigen (VLA-5) complex. VLA-5 is a fibronectin receptor that is expressed on thymocytes, T-cells, monocytes and platelets. It is also found on very early B-cells and activated B-cells. VLA-5-mediated binding to fibronectin sends a costimulatory signal to T-cells and enhances Fc-gamma-R- and complement receptor-mediated phago-cytosis. It is also involved in monocyte migration into extracellular tissues.|
|Immunogen||Purified recombinant fragment of human ITGA5 expressed in E. Coli.|
|Formulation||Ascitic fluid containing 0.03% sodium azide.|
|Other Names||Integrin alpha-5, CD49 antigen-like family member E, Fibronectin receptor subunit alpha, Integrin alpha-F, VLA-5, CD49e, Integrin alpha-5 heavy chain, Integrin alpha-5 light chain, ITGA5, FNRA|
|Dilution||WB~~1/500 - 1/2000|
IHC~~1/200 - 1/1000
FC~~1/200 - 1/400
|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||ITGA5 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Integrin alpha-5/beta-1 is a receptor for fibronectin and fibrinogen. It recognizes the sequence R-G-D in its ligands. In case of HIV-1 infection, the interaction with extracellular viral Tat protein seems to enhance angiogenesis in Kaposi's sarcoma lesions.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
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