BCA-1 (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All BCA-1 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 3 BCA-1 Antibody, 52 BCA-1 Gene, 3 BCA-1 Protein, 2 BCA-1 qPCR. All BCA-1 reagents are ready to use.

BCA-1 Protein (3)

    BCA-1 Antibody (3)

      BCA-1 cDNA Clone (52)

      NM_006419.2
      NM_018866.2
      XM_845089.2
      NM_001032880.1

      BCA-1 Background

      The chemokine CXCL13, also known as BCA-1 (B-cell-attracting chemokine-1) or BLC (B-lymphocyte chemoattractant), which belongs to the CXC chemokine family. CXCL13 and its receptor CXCR5 control the organization of B cells within follicles of lymphoid tissues. CXCL13 is known to dictate homing and motility of B cells in lymphoid tissue and has been implicated in the formation of ectopic lymphoid tissue in chronic inflammation. It involves in B-cell compartmental homing within secondary lymphoid organs and recently implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and malignant lymphocyte-mediated diseases. In Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), expression of BCA-1 by malignant lymphocytes and vascular endothelium may influence tumor development and localization to central nervous system (CNS). In T-lymphocytes, CXCL13 expression is thought to reflect a germinal center origin of the T-cell. CXCL13 expression may also provide an additional useful tool for the diagnosis of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL).

      BCA-1 References

      • Ansel KM, et al. (2000) A chemokine-driven positive feedback loop organizes lymphoid follicles. Nature. 406 (6793): 309-14.
      • Smith JR, et al. (2003) Expression of B-cell-attracting chemokine 1 (CXCL13) by malignant lymphocytes and vascular endothelium in primary central nervous system lymphoma. Blood. 101(3): 815-21.
      • Dupuis J, et al. (2006) Expression of CXCL13 by neoplastic cells in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL): a new diagnostic marker providing evidence that AITL derives from follicular helper T cells. Am J Surg Pathol. 30(4): 490-4.
      • de Leval L, et al. (2007) The gene expression profile of nodal peripheral T-cell lymphoma demonstrates a molecular link between angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) and follicular helper T (TFH) cells. Blood. 109 (11): 4952-63.
      • Schiffer L, et al. (2009) B-cell-attracting chemokine CXCL13 as a marker of disease activity and renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Nephrol Dial Transplant. 24(12): 3708-12.
      • Rupprecht TA, et al. (2009) The chemokine CXCL13 is a key regulator of B cell recruitment to the cerebrospinal fluid in acute Lyme neuroborreliosis. J Neuroinflammation. 6: 42.

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