K Cadherin / CDH6 (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All K Cadherin / CDH6 reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 5 K Cadherin / CDH6 Antibody, 27 K Cadherin / CDH6 Gene, 4 K Cadherin / CDH6 Lysate, 4 K Cadherin / CDH6 Protein, 2 K Cadherin / CDH6 qPCR. All K Cadherin / CDH6 reagents are ready to use.

K Cadherin / CDH6 Related Research Area

K Cadherin / CDH6 Background

Cadherins are a family of calcium-dependent, cell-cell adhesion molecules that play an important morphoregulatory role in a wide variety of tissues. Alterations in cadherin function have been implicated in tumor progression in a number of adenocarcinomas. Cadherin-6 (CDH6), also known as K-cadherin (KCAD), is a type-II classic cadherin cell-cell adhesion molecules, which are expressed in graded or areal patterns, as well as layer-specific patterns, in the cortical plate. Human Cadherin-6 is synthesized as a 79 aa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that contains a 18 aa signal peptide, a 35 aa propeptide, a 562 aa extracellular region, a 21 aa transmembrane segment, and a 154 aa cytoplasmic domain. There are five cadherin domains of approximately 11 aa each in the extracellular region. Cadherin-6 is highly expressed in brain, cerebellum, and kidney, and may contribute to the formation of the segmental structure of the early brain, as well as the development of renal proximal tubules. Weak expression is also detected lung, pancreas, and gastric mucosa. Additionally, it is specifically expressed in the proximal tubule of normal kidneys and in renal cell cancer. Thus , Cadherin-6 is a new prognostic factor for renal cancer.

K Cadherin / CDH6 References

  • Paul R, et al. (1997) Cadherin-6, a cell adhesion molecule specifically expressed in the proximal renal tubule and renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Res. 57(13): 2741-8.
  • Paul R, et al. (2004) Cadherin-6: a new prognostic marker for renal cell carcinoma. J Urol. 171(1): 97-101.
  • Taniguchi H, et al. (2006) Classic cadherins regulate tangential migration of precerebellar neurons in the caudal hindbrain. Development. 133(10): 1923-31.
  • Liu Q, et al. (2006) cadherin-6 message expression in the nervous system of developing zebrafish. Dev Dyn. 235(1): 272-8.