Mouse MCAM/CD146 Alexa Fluor® 405-conjugated Antibody

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Mouse MCAM/CD146 Alexa Fluor® 405-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects mouse MCAM/CD146 in direct ELISAs. In direct ELISAs, less than 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) MAdCAM-1 is observed, and no cross-reactivity with rmALCAM, rmNCAM, rmL1CAM, rmOCAM, rmTROP-2, recombinant human MCAM, or recombinant rat MCAM is observed.
Monoclonal Rat IgG2a Clone # 733216
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant mouse MCAM/CD146
Accession # Q8R2Y2
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Alexa Fluor 405 (Excitation= 405 nm, Emission= 421 nm)


Recommended Concentration
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
Mouse splenocytes

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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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: MCAM/CD146

MCAM (Melanoma cell adhesion molecule; also CD146 and MUC18) is a 110‑120 kDa member of a small group of Ig‑superfamily molecules that includes CD239 and CD166. MCAM has also been reported at a molecular weight of approximately 150 kDa. In rodent, MCAM is reportedly expressed on neurons, endothelial cells, NK cells, neutrophils, mesenchymal stem cells and melanoma cells. MCAM appears to contribute to intercellular endothelial cell junctions, and possibly contributes to the migration of select cell types. Mature mouse MCAM is a 625 amino acid (aa) type I transmembrane glycoprotein. Its extracellular region is 540 aa in length (aa 24‑563). It contains two V‑type Ig‑like domains (aa 24‑244) followed by three C2‑type Ig‑like domains (aa 246‑512). One cytoplasmic region splice form shows a seven aa substitution for aa 600‑648. Unlike human, rodent MCAM does not undergo a splicing event that will generate a soluble isoform. Over aa 24‑563, mouse MCAM shares 90% and 74% aa identity with rat and human MCAM, respectively.

Long Name
Melanoma Cell Adhesion Molecule
Entrez Gene IDs
4162 (Human); 84004 (Mouse); 78967 (Rat)
Alternate Names
CD146 antigen; CD146; cell surface glycoprotein MUC18; Cell surface glycoprotein P1H12; L-Gicerin; MCAM; melanoma adhesion molecule; melanoma cell adhesion moleculeS-endo 1 endothelial-associated antigen; Melanoma-associated antigen A32; Melanoma-associated antigen MUC18; MUC18; MUC18Gicerin

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