Detection of Integrin alpha 3/CD49c in HT1080 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human Integrin alpha 3/CD49c Fluorescein‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1345F, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC002F, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
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Background: Integrin alpha 3/CD49c
(Very Late Antigen 3) is a member of the integrin family, beta 1 subfamily,
of cell membrane adhesion molecules (1 - 3). Integrins are
nondisulfide-linked transmembrane (TM) heterodimers that contain an alpha -
and beta -subunit (1). VLA-3 is composed of an alpha 3 and beta 1 subunit. The
alpha 3/CD49c subunit is a 130 - 150 kDa type I TM glycoprotein. It only
associates with the beta 1 integrin subunit. It is synthesized as a 1051
amino acid (aa) precursor that undergoes proteolytic cleavage to
generate a disulfide-linked 110 kDa, 843 aa extracellular heavy chain
and a 30 kDa, 176 aa TM/cytoplasmic light chain (1, 4, 5, 6). The heavy
chain contains seven 60 aa repeats that fold into a propeller-like
structure (7). Sequences involving the first three repeats are
associated with ligand binding (1). The light chain has two cytoplasmic
alternate splice forms. The A form cytoplasmic domain is 52 aa, while
the B form cytoplasmic domain is 37 aa (5). Human alpha 3 heavy chain is 88%
aa identical to mouse heavy chain. VLA-3 is known to bind fibronectin, collagen, and
laminin-1, 5, 8, 10 and 11 (1). It also binds tetraspanins such as CD9,
CD63 and CD151. CD151 binding may actually stabilize VLA-3, enabling it
to bind to additional factors (8).
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