|Calculated MW||1198.21 Da|
|Other Names||Integrin alpha-IIb, GPalpha IIb, GPIIb, Platelet membrane glycoprotein IIb, CD41, Integrin alpha-IIb heavy chain, Integrin alpha-IIb light chain, Itga2b|
|Format||Peptides are lyophilized in a solid powder format. Peptides can be reconstituted in solution using the appropriate buffer as needed.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Platelet Membrane Glycoprotein IIB Peptide (296-306) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Integrin alpha-IIb/beta-3 is a receptor for fibronectin, fibrinogen, plasminogen, prothrombin, thrombospondin and vitronectin. It recognizes the sequence R-G-D in a wide array of ligands. It recognizes the sequence H-H-L-G-G-G-A-K-Q-A-G-D-V in fibrinogen gamma chain. Following activation integrin alpha- IIb/beta-3 brings about platelet/platelet interaction through binding of soluble fibrinogen. This step leads to rapid platelet aggregation which physically plugs ruptured endothelial cell surface.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
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