CD58 is a glycoprotein of 65-70 kDa, either transmembrane or glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored. CD58 was first described as the lymphocyte-function associated antigen 3 (LFA-3). LFA-3 was further shown to interact with CD2 suggesting an important role in various immunological responses via T-cell adhesion and activation. CD58 activate the costimulation pathways of T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cells, maximizing the cytolysis of target cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and NK cells. This antigen is widely expressed on leucocytes, erythrocytes and endothelial cells.
|Clone: AICD58||Isotype: IgG2a Mouse|
|The AICD58 antibody is a blocking antibody in LFA-3 mediated adhesion. This antibody was used as a CD58 reference mAb during HLDA 6.|