MDC (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All MDC reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 1 MDC Antibody, 26 MDC Gene, 2 MDC Protein, 1 MDC qPCR. All MDC reagents are ready to use.

MDC Background

Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 22(ABCD-1 / CCL22)is a kind of CC chemokine which is a family of secreted proteins involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. The cytokine displays chemotactic activity for monocytes, dendritic cells, natural killer cells and for chronically activated T lymphocytes. It also displays a mild activity for primary activated T lymphocytes and has no chemoattractant activity for neutrophils, eosinophils and resting T lymphocytes. This ABCD-1 / CCL22 chemokine binds to chemokine receptor CCR4. This chemokine may play a role in the trafficking of activated / effector T lymphocytes to inflammatory sites and other aspects of activated T-lymphocyte physiology. ABCD-1 / CCL22 is highly expressed in macrophage and in monocyte-derived dendritic cells, and thymus, and in Langerhans' cell histiocytosis and atopic dermatitis but not in dermatopathic lymphadenopathy. This chemokine is also found in lymph node, appendix, activated monocytes, resting and activated macrophages. This protein is lower expressed in lung and spleen and very weekly expressed in small intestine.

MDC References

  • Vulcano M, et al. (2001) Dendritic cells as a major source of macrophage-derived chemokine/CCL22 in vitro and in vivo. Eur J Immunol. 31(3): 812-22.
  • Kwon DJ, et al. (2011) Casuarinin suppresses TARC/CCL17 and MDC/CCL22 production via blockade of NF-?B and STAT1 activation in HaCaT cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 417(4):1254-9.
  • Hirota T, et al. (2011) Variants of C-C motif chemokine 22 (CCL22) are associated with susceptibility to atopic dermatitis: case-control studies. PLoS One. 6(11):e26987.