CD31 Rat Monoclonal Antibody (PECAM-1) mediates cell-to-cell adhesion and supports the idea that it may be involved in some of the interactive events taking place during thrombosis, wound healing, and angiogenesis. Studies have shown CD31 is of value in the study of benign and malignant vascular tumors. Reliable identification of endothelial cells is a prerequisite for understanding vascularity changes in many cardiovascular diseases and therapeutic interventions. This rat anti-mouse CD31 antibody is expressed in endothelial cells from a variety of mouse tissues and is weakly expressed in peripheral lymphoid cells and platelets.
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