CD Markers

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 January 2016, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD144[title]
Cite this page: CD144. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
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