CD Markers

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

Revised: 4 Janaury 2016, last major update February 2002

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD169 [title]
Cite this page: CD169. website. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • A.K.A. sialoadhesin
  • Macrophage-restricted cellular interaction molecule that binds sialylated ligands
  • Highly expressed on macrophages in chronically inflamed tissues, such as rheumatoid synovium and atherosclerotic plaques
Positive staining - normal
  • Macrophages (all sites but microglia)
Negative staining
  • Microglia