Technical Data
Endomucin (Endomucin-1/2, Mucin-14, MUC-14, Emcn)
Endomucin is a type I membrane protein of 248aa (75kD) and shows no signicant homology to any known glycoprotein. As a typical mucin-like glycoprotein, endomucin has a high content of serine and threonine residues, suggesting strong O- glycosylation; the sensitivity to O-sialoglycoprotein endopeptidase indicates that endomucin is also a sialomucin. Endomucin is an endothelial-specific sialomucin. It is a constitutively expressed endothelial cell surface protein that is found on all venules but is absent from high endothelial venule cells (HEV) of peripheral and mesenteric lymph nodes as well as Peyer's patches, the specialized site for most efficient lymphocyte trafficking. This could indicate an anti-adhesive function of endomucin, as demonstrated for other sialomucins. Mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule 1 (MAdCAM-1) is another cell adhesion molecule that contains a mucin-like domain and is expressed on HEV in Peyer's patches, mesenteric lymph nodes and on venules in intestinal lamina propria. In the HEV of mesenteric lymph nodes, the mucin-like domain of a subpopulation of MAdCAM-1 molecules contains sulfated carbohydrate side chains that interact with L-selectin. The presence of three putative protein kinase C phosphorylation sites in the cytoplasmic tail of endomucin indicates that endomucin has the capacity to be a signaling molecule.

Suitable for use in Western Blot, Flow Cytometry, Immunoprecipitation and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Flow Cytometry: 1:50
Western Blot: 1:50
Immunohistochemistry: Frozen
Immunohistochemistry: Paraffin
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG2a13A45Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceMouseRat
Mouse endomucin-IgG fusion protein
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.
Recognizes mouse Endomucin. Does not react with human.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Morgan, S et al; Biochemical characterization and molecular cloning of a novel endothelial-specific sialomucin. Blood 1999, 93: 165. 2. Kuhn, A et al; Expression of endomucin, a novel endothelial sialomucin, in normal and diseased skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2002, 119: 1388.