Tenascin C Products

Tenascin C Antibody (578) [Un ...
Tenascin C Antibody (578) [Unconju...
Species: Hu, Mu
Applications: WB, B/N, ICC/IF
Host: Rat Monoclonal
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Tenascin C Antibody [Unconjug ...
Tenascin C Antibody [Unconjugated]
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ICC/IF
Host: Goat Polyclonal
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Mouse Tenascin C ELISA Kit (C ...
Mouse Tenascin C ELISA Kit (Colori...
Species: Mu
Applications: ELISA
Human Tenascin C ELISA Kit (C ...
Human Tenascin C ELISA Kit (Colori...
Species: Hu
Applications: ELISA
Rat Tenascin C ELISA Kit (Col ...
Rat Tenascin C ELISA Kit (Colorime...
Species: Rt
Applications: ELISA
Recombinant Human Tenascin C ...
Recombinant Human Tenascin C Prote...
Species: Hu
Applications: Bioactivity
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Tenascin C Recombinant Protei ...
Tenascin C Recombinant Protein Ant...
Species: Hu
Applications: AC


Tenascin, also known as hexabrachion and cytotactin, is an extracellular matrix protein with a spatially and temporally restricted tissue distribution. It is a hexameric, multidomain protein with disulfide linked subunits of 190 to 240 kD, originally characterized as 'myotendinous antigen.' In the embryo it is present in dense mesenchyme surrounding developing epithelia and in developing cartilage and bone. In the adult, tenascin remains present in tendons and myotendinous junctions in the perichondrium and periosteum, as well as in smooth muscle. Tenascin (TN)(Erickson and Bourdon 1989, Erickson 1993) is a high molecular weight, multifunctional, extracellular matrix glycoprotein, expressed in association with mesenchymal-epithelial interactions during development and in the neovasculature and stroma of undifferentiated tumors. It has been described under a variety of names: cytotactin, hexabrachion protein, J1-200/220, myotendinous antigen (MI), neuronectin (NEC1) and glioma mesenchymal extracellular matrix (GMEM). The TN molecule is a disulfide-linked hexamer. Human TN has 3 subunits of 190, 200 and 220 kDa. It is primarily made up of 14.5 epidermal growth-factor-like repeats, 15 units similar to the fibronectin type-III-homology repeat and, at the C-terminus, has a sequence with homology to the globular domain of the beta and gamma chain of fibrinogen. Monoclonal antibody reacting specifically with tenascin is an essential tool for the localization, identification and studies on the role of the molecule in epithelial-mesenchymal and neuronal-glial interactions (Castellucci et al. 1991, Balza et al. 1993).


Entrez Human
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 3371
Alternate Names
  • Tenascin-C
  • hexabrachion (tenascin C, cytotactin)
  • Neuronectin
  • GP 150-225
  • Hexabrachion
  • TN-C
  • Cytotactin
  • JI
  • tenascin-C isoform 14/AD1/16
  • GMEM
  • tenascin
  • Myotendinous antigen
  • neuronectin
  • Glioma-associated-extracellular matrix antigen
  • hexabrachion (tenascin)
  • MGC167029
  • HXBcytotactin
  • TNGP
  • 150-225
  • tenascin C

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