Cite this page: Pernick N. CD144. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cdmarkerscd144.html. Accessed March 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
- Endothelial-specific cadherin localized at intercellular junctions
- Aka vascular endothelial-cadherin precursor, VE-cadherin, cadherin 5
- Cadherins are cell adhesion proteins that preferentially interact with themselves in a homophilic manner in connecting cells, thus contributing to the sorting of heterogeneous cell types
Positive staining - normal
- Endothelial cells, brain