WB, EM, Flow, ICC/IF, IHC, IHC-Fr, IHC-P, IP, CyTOF-readyHost:
Golden Syrian Hamster Monoclonal
Applications: WB, Flow, CyTOF-ready
Host: Rat Monoclonal
Podoplanin is a well-recognized lymphatic endothelium marker, which can be used to reliably distinguish lymphatic vessels from blood vessels. Podoplanin is a 38 kDa membrane mucoprotein that was originally detected on the surface of rat glomerular epithelial cells (podocytes) and was found to be linked to flattening of foot processes that occurs in glomerular diseases. Podoplanin shows features of a membrane mucoprotein with several conserved O-glycosylation sites. Currently, it is of unknown biological function. Because heavily O-glycosylated mucoproteins were identified recently as counterreceptors for selectins that mediate adhesion of inflammatory cells, it is possible that podoplanin plays a similar role in lymphatic endothelia.