Catalog # EM0421
EpCAM (Extracellular region)
Size 100 μl
Species Reactivity Hu
MW 35-45 kDa
Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule (EpCAM) is a signal type I transmembrane glycoprotein that has an extracellular domain with one thyroglobulin type-1 domain and a short cytoplasmic domain. EpCAM is found on the surface of adenocarcinoma, but not on mesodermal or neural cell membranes. The EpCAM molecule has been shown to function as a homophilic Ca2+ independent adhesion molecule. It may act as a physical homophilic interaction molecule between intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) at the mucosal epithelium. Defects in EpCAM cause hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer type 8 (HNPCC8) and diarrhea type 5 (DIAR5). EpCAM plays a role in embryonic stem cell proliferation and differentiation; it up-regulates the expression of FABP5, MYC, and Cyclin A & Cyclin E. It is highly and selectively expressed by undifferentiated embryonic stem cells and in many types of epithelial carcinomas.
Armstrong, A. & Eck, S.L. (2003) Cancer Biol Ther. 2:320.
Baeuerle, P.A. & Gires, O. (2007) Br J Cancer. 96:417.
*For more information, see UniProt Accession P16422
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*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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