Thrombospondin I (A65M) Antibody
Thrombospondin 1 (TSP1) is a multidomain, multifunctional glycoprotein from platelets and certain vascular cells which has been shown to play an important role in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. TSP1 is a calcium-sensitive, disulfide-bonded trimer with a subunit molecular mass of 150 kDa. TSP1 exists in different conformational states depending on the calcium ion concentration used in the purification buffers. This antibody is highly specific for the low-calcium conformation (0.1 mmol/l) of human TSP1. There is no evidence of cross-reactivity with other connective tissue proteins (vitronectin, fibronectin, elastin, collagen, laminin). Cross-reactivity with thrombospondins from other species has not been tested.