Catalog # CP2231

VE-Cadherin (a.a. 770-781) Antibody

Rabbit Polyclonal

Application / Dilution

Size 100 μl

Species Reactivity Hu, Rt, Ms

MW 140 kDa



Cadherins are transmembrane glycoproteins vital in calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion during tissue differentiation. Cadherins cluster to form foci of homophilic binding units. A key determinant to the strength of the cadherin-mediated adhesion may be by the juxtamembrane region in cadherins. VE-cadherin (Cadherin 5) is the major cadherin found in endothelial cells and has important roles during angiogenesis and maintenance of barrier permeability. The cytoplasmic domain of VE-cadherin comprises the juxtamembrane domain that binds to the p120 catenin, and the carboxylterminal domain that interacts with β- or γ-catenins. Modulation of tyrosine phosphorylation on one or more of the nine tyrosine sites in the cytoplasmic domain may be important for regulating both angiogenesis and permeability. Phosphorylation of Tyr-658 and Tyr-731 alters catenin binding, restores cell migration, and decreases barrier permeability. While VEGF-induced phosphorylation of Tyr-685 occurs through c-Src, and regulates endothelial cell migration, but not permeability.



Wallez Y. et al. (2007) Oncogene 26:1067.
Baumeister U. et al. (2005) EMBOJ 24:1686.
Potter M.D. et al. (2005) J Biol. Chem. 280(36):31906.

Western blot image of human umbilical vein endothelial cells. The blots were probed with rabbit polyclonal anti-VE-cadherin (a.a. 770-781) at 1:1000 (lane 1) and 1:4000 (lane 2). In addition, the antibody was used in the presence (lane 4) or absence (lane 3) of blocking peptide.

Immunocytochemical labeling of VE-Cadherin in paraformaldehyde-fixed and NP-40-permeabilized human umbilical vein endothelial cells. The cells were labeled with rabbit polyclonal VE-Cadherin (a.a. 770-781), then the antibody was detected using appropriate secondary antibody conjugated to Cy3. Phase image (left) and fluorescent image (right).

VE-Cadherin synthetic peptide (coupled to carrier protein) corresponds to amino acids 770 to 781 in human VE-cadherin. This sequence has significant homology to the conserved site in rat and mouse, and has less than 50% homology with other cadherins.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession P33151
Rabbit polyclonal, affinity-purified antibody is supplied in 100μl phosphate-buffered saline, 50% glycerol, 1 mg/ml BSA, and 0.05% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Stable for 1 year.

The products are are safely shipped at ambient temperature for both domestic and international shipments. Each product is guaranteed to match the specifications as indicated on the corresponding technical data sheet. Please store at -20C upon arrival for long term storage.

This antibody was affinity purified with VE-cadherin (a.a. 770-781) peptide. The purified antibody detects a 140 kDa* band corresponding to VE-cadherin in western blots of human endothelial cells, and this reactivity can be specifically blocked using VE-cadherin peptide (CX2235).

*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.

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