CD44 IHC Antibody


Ready To Use


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IW-PA1021 9 ml $258 Yes


The CD44 gene, which is a transmembrane protein, is expressed as a family of molecular isoforms generated from alternative RNA splicing and posttranslational modifications. The gene, which contains 19 exons spanning some 50 kb of genomic DNA, is a widely expressed integral membrane protein that acts as a receptor for hyaluronan (HA) and is important to cell-extracellular matrix interaction. CD44 binding with HA can play an important role in cellular aggregation and tumor cell growth. CD44 is necessary for limb development and functions in a novel growth factor presentation mechanism. A specific CD44 splice variant is crucial for the proliferation of these mesenchymal cells. CD44 glycoproteins are involved in leukocyte extravasation but also in the regulation of growth factor activation, stability, and signaling. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in arteriogenesis.


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9 ml















A peptide mapping at the C-terminal end of human CD44, identical to the related rat and mouse sequence.




Immunogen affinity purified






Species Reactivity


Human, mouse, rat. Not tested in other species.

Positive Control


Human tonsil, thymus, spleen, skin.


Cellular Localization





Ready to use solution. No further dilution needed. Serum blocking step should be omitted.




Store at 2-8 °C. Do not freeze.




IHC-P: Heated Induced Epitope Retrieval or Proteinase K digestion is required on formalin fixed paraffin sections.

IHC-Fr: Acetone fixed frozen sections.

ICC: Acetone fixed cultured cells.




This product is intended for Research Use Only. Interpretation of the test results is solely the responsibility of the user.




Users should follow general laboratory precautions when handling this product. Wear personal protective equipment to avoid contact with skin and eyes.




1. Screaton GR, Bell MV, Jackson DG, Cornelis FB, Gerth U, Bell JI. Genomic structure of DNA encoding the lymphocyte homing receptor CD44 reveals at least 12 alternatively spliced exons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1992 Dec 15; 89(24):12160-4.
2. Telen MJ, Udani M, Washington MK, Levesque MC, Lloyd E, Rao N. A blood group-related polymorphism of CD44 abolishes a hyaluronan-binding consensus sequence without preventing hyaluronan binding. J Biol Chem. 1996 Mar 22; 271(12):7147-53.
3. Weber GF, Ashkar S, Glimcher MJ, Cantor H. Receptor-ligand interaction between CD44 and osteopontin (Eta-1). Science. 1996 Jan 26; 271(5248):509-12.

4. Sherman L, Wainwright D, Ponta H, Herrlich P. A splice variant of CD44 expressed in the apical ectodermal ridge presents fibroblast growth factors to limb mesenchyme and is required for limb outgrowth. Genes Dev. 1998 Apr 1; 12(7):1058-71.
5. van Royen N, Voskuil M, Hoefer I, Jost M, de Graaf S, Hedwig F, Andert JP, Wormhoudt TA, Hua J, Hartmann S, Bode C, Buschmann I, Schaper W, van der Neut R, Piek JJ, Pals ST.CD44 regulates arteriogenesis in mice and is differentially expressed in patients with poor and good collateralization. Circulation. 2004 Apr 6; 109(13):1647-52.




Immunohistochemical analysis of formalin fixed paraffin-embedded human mammary cancer using CD44 antibody. Staining CD44 in cytoplasm. DAB chromogenic reaction.



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