|Other Names||Sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin 8, Siglec-8, Sialoadhesin family member 2, SAF-2, SIGLEC8, SAF2|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Putative adhesion molecule that mediates sialic-acid dependent binding to cells. Preferentially binds to alpha-2,3- linked sialic acid. Also binds to alpha-2,6-linked sialic acid. The sialic acid recognition site may be masked by cis interactions with sialic acids on the same cell surface.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Expressed specifically on eosinophils.|
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Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin (Ig)-like lectins, orSIGLECs (e.g., CD33 (MIM 159590)), are a family of type 1transmembrane proteins each having a unique expression pattern,mostly in hemopoietic cells. SIGLEC8 is a member of the CD33-likesubgroup of SIGLECs, which are localized to 19q13.3-q13.4 and have2 conserved cytoplasmic tyrosine-based motifs: an immunoreceptortyrosine-based inhibitory motif, or ITIM (see MIM 604964), and amotif homologous to one identified in signaling lymphocyteactivation molecule (SLAM; MIM 603492) that mediates an associationwith SLAM-associated protein (SAP; MIM 300490) (summarized byFoussias et al., 2000 [PubMed 11095983]).
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