This antibody can be used in Flow Cytometry, Immunofluorescnece, and Western Blot. By Western blot, this antibody detects a band of ~ 450 kDa(nonreduced), which corresponds to the predicted molecular weight of Thrombospondin. This antibody blocks anti-angiogenic activity of TSP 1 by inhibiting its binding to TSP Receptor / CD36. This antibody inhibits the adhesion of human melanoma G361 cells, keratinocytes, squamous carcinoma cells, and rat smooth muscle cells to TSP 1. It does not inhibit aggregation of thrombin-induced platelets. *Optimal dilutions should be determined by the end user.