Human CD36 is a major platelet glycoprotein also found on monocytes, macrophages and some endothelial cells. CD36 may play a role in cell adhesion as a receptor for thrombospondin. CD36 is a receptor for adhesion of malaria infected erythrocytes (2). CD36 is also proported to have a role in phagocytosis (4).
Isotype: Murine IgM
Immunogen: Human tonsil cells /PBM
Specificity: Antibody SMO recognizes the CD36 molecule of 88 kd (1, 3). Its epitope has been mapped to amino acids 155-183 (5). Antibody SMO can block phagoctosis of Group A Streptococcus by U-937 cells (6).
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2. P. Oquendo, et al, (1989) Cell 58: 95-101.
3. Leukocyte Typing V (S.F. Schlossman, et al, eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, (1995) p. 1269-1289.
4. Y. Ren, et al, (1995) J Exp Med 181: 1857-1862.