BCAM cDNA ORF Clone in Cloning Vector, Human


BCAM cDNA ORF Clone in Cloning Vector, Human: General Information

NCBI Ref Seq
RefSeq ORF Size
1887 bp
Sequence Description
Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Full length Clone DNA of Human basal cell adhesion molecule (Lutheran blood group), transcript variant 1.
Sequencing Primers
M13-47 and RV-M
Quality Control
The plasmid is confirmed by full-length sequencing.
Antibiotic in E.coli
Storage & Shipping
Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.

BCAM cDNA ORF Neucleotide Sequence and Amino Acid Sequence Information

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BCAM cDNA ORF Clone in Cloning Vector, Human: Alternative Names

AU cDNA ORF Clone, Human; CD239 cDNA ORF Clone, Human; LU cDNA ORF Clone, Human; MSK19 cDNA ORF Clone, Human

BCAM Background Information

The Lutheran (Lu) blood group and basal cell adhesion molecule (BCAM) antigens are both carried by 2 glycoprotein isoforms of the immunoglobulin superfamily representing receptors for the laminin alpha(5) chain. It is a transmembrane receptor with five immunoglobulin-like domains in its extracellular region, and is therefore classified as a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) gene family. In addition to red blood cells, Lu/BCAM proteins are expressed in endothelial cells of vascular capillaries and in epithelial cells of several tissues. BCAM/LU has a wide tissue distribution with a predominant expression in the basal layer of the epithelium and the endothelium of blood vessel walls. As designated as CD239 recently, BCAM and LU share a significant sequence similarity with the CD146 (MUC18) and CD166, and themselves are adhesion molecules that bind laminin with high affinity. Laminins are found in all basement membranes and are involved in cell differentiation, adhesion, migration, and proliferation. BCAM is upregulated following malignant transformation of some cell types in vivo and in vitro, thus being a candidate molecule involved in tumor progression. In addition, BCAM interacts with integrin in sickle red cells, and thus may potentially play a role in vaso-occlusive episodes.
Full Name
basal cell adhesion molecule (Lutheran blood group)
  • Kikkawa Y, et al. (2005) Review: Lutheran/B-CAM: a laminin receptor on red blood cells and in various tissues. Connect Tissue Res. 46 (4-5): 193-9.
  • El Nemer W, et al. (2007) Endothelial Lu/BCAM glycoproteins are novel ligands for red blood cell alpha4beta1 integrin: role in adhesion of sickle red blood cells to endothelial cells. Blood. 109 (8): 3544-51.
  • Colin Y, et al. (2008) Red cell and endothelial Lu/BCAM beyond sickle cell disease. Transfus Clin Biol. 15 (6): 402-5.
  • El Nemer W, et al. (2008) Role of Lu/BCAM in abnormal adhesion of sickle red blood cells to vascular endothelium. Transfus Clin Biol. 15 (1-2): 29-33.
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