Human Integrin alpha V beta 3 Alexa Fluor® 350-conjugated Antibody

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Human Integrin alpha V beta 3 Alexa Fluor® 350-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human Integrin alpha V beta 3.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 23C6
Human osteoclasts
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Alexa Fluor 350 (Excitation= 346 nm, Emission= 442 nm)


Recommended Concentration
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
HUVEC human umbilical vein endothelial cells

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: Integrin alpha V beta 3

Integrin alpha V beta 3 together with alpha IIb beta 3, constitutes the only known beta 3 Integrins (1‑3). The non-covalent heterodimer of 170 kDa alpha V/CD51 and 93 kDa beta 3/CD61 subunits shows wide expression, notably by endothelial cells and osteoclasts (2‑4). Each subunit has a transmembrane sequence and a short cytoplasmic tail connected to the cytoskeleton. Active cell surface alpha V beta 3 adheres to matrix proteins including vitronectin, fibronectin, fibrinogen and thrombospondin (2, 3). The ligand binding site of alpha V beta 3 is in the N-terminal head region, formed by interaction of the beta 3 vWFA domain with the alpha V beta-propeller structure (4). The alpha V subunit contributes a thigh and a calf region, while the beta 3 subunit contains a PSI domain and four cysteine-rich I-EGF folds. The alpha V subunit domains termed thigh, calf-1 and calf-2 generate a “knee” region that is bent when the alpha V beta 3 is in its constitutively inactive state. Activation, either by “inside out” signaling or by Mg2+ or Mn2+ binding, extends the Integrin to expose its ligand binding site (1, 4). Two splice variants of beta 3 (b and c) diverge over the last 21 amino acids (aa) and lack cytoplasmic phosphorylation sites (5, 6). Another beta 3 splice variant diverges after the vWFA domain, producing a soluble 60 kDa form in platelets and endothelial cells (7). alpha V beta 3 is essential for the maturation of osteoclasts and their binding and resorption of bone; it also, however, promotes their apoptosis (8, 9). M-CSF R and alpha V beta 3 share signaling pathways during osteoclastogenesis, and deletion of either molecule causes osteopetrosis (8, 9). Also cell entry of several viruses is mediated by alpha V beta 3 (4, 10). The 962 aa human alpha V ECD (11) shares 92‑95% aa sequence identity with mouse, rat and cow  alpha V while the 685 aa human beta 3 ECD (12) shares 95% aa identity with horse and dog, and 89‑92% aa identity with mouse, rat and pig beta 3.

  1. Hynes, R. O. (2002) Cell 110:673.
  2. Serini, G. et al. (2006) Exp. Cell Res. 312:651.
  3. Ross, F. P. and S. L. Teitelbaum (2005) Immunol. Rev. 208:88.
  4. Xiong, J. et al. (2001) Science 294:339.
  5. Kumar, C. S. et al. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 272:16390.
  6. vanKuppevelt, H. et al. (1989) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86:5415.
  7. Djaffar, I. et al. (1994) Biochem. J. 300:67.
  8. McHugh, K. P. et al. (2000) J. Clin. Invest. 105:433.
  9. Faccio, R. et al. (2003) J. Clin. Invest. 111:749.
  10. Chu, J. J. and M. Ng (2004) J. Biol. Chem. 279:54533.
  11. Suzuki, S. et al. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262:14060.
  12. Fitzgerald, L. A. et al. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262:3936.
Entrez Gene IDs
3685 (Human)
Alternate Names
antigen identified by monoclonal L230; CD51 antigen; CD51; Integrin alpha V beta 3; integrin alpha-V; integrin, alpha V (vitronectin receptor, alpha polypeptide, antigen CD51); MSK8; Vitronectin receptor subunit alpha; VNRADKFZp686A08142

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