T8-770-T100 | Anti-Hu CD144 PE-Cy5, 100 tests
CD144 / VE-cadherin (cadherin 5) is the major cadherin that is present at endothelial junctions. It is also strictly endothelial specific. Under vascular permeability increasing conditions (and also in capillaries and veins) CD144 is being phosphorylated, which promotes its rapid and reversible internalization. On the contrary, binding of p120 catenin (delta1 catenin) maintains CD144 localization at the plasma membrane, which stabilizes the junction and reduces vascular permeability.