The immunogen recognized by this antibody maps to a region between residue 575 and 625 of human melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 ) using the numbering given in entry NP_001888.2 (GeneID 1464).
Immunogen affinity purified
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Melanoma chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (MCSP) is a cell-surface antigen expressed early in melanoma progression. It has been found to be involved in the spreading, invasion, and migration of human melanoma. MCSP influences melanoma behavior via the activation of the Cdc42 GTPase and phosphorylation of p130Cas. MCSP also activates signaling cascades involving FAK and ERK1/ERK2. In addition to its expression in melanoma cells, MCSP is also found in breast carcinomas, gliomas, neuroblastomas, and acute leukemias. MCSP is being considered as a target antigen for cancer immunotherapy.
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