The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 28 kDa. Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
May function as a homophilic adhesion molecule. Functions in leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions during leukocyte extravasation, and in particular, at the diapedesis step. Does not seem to be involved in docking of leukocytes to the vessel wall or in lymphocyte diapedesis.
Expressed in brain, heart, lung, liver, spleen, kidney, stomach, small intestine, skeletal muscle, ovary, thymus, testis and uterus. Lower expression seen in thymus. Expressed in E18 uterus and placenta.