Catalog # CX2235

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

Blocking Peptide

Application / Dilution
ELISA50 ng/well

Size 50 μg



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.


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

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.

VE-Cadherin synthetic peptide 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
Blocking Peptide is supplied in 50µl phosphate-buffered saline 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 peptide is specifically recognized by VE-cadherin (a.a. 770-781) antibody (CP2231) in ELISA, and has been shown to block the reactivity of CP2231 in Western blot and is recommended for blocking in immunocytochemistry.

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

This kit contains: