The CD44 antigen is a cell-surface glycoprotein involved in cell–cell interactions, cell adhesion and migration. In humans, the CD44 antigen is encoded by the CD44 gene on Chromosome 11. CD44 is a receptor for hyaluronic acid (HA) and can also interact with other ligands, such as osteopontin, collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). This protein participates in a wide variety of cellular functions including lymphocyte activation, recirculation and homing, hematopoiesis, and tumor metastasis.
CD44 Molecule (Indian Blood Group); Hematopoietic Cell E- And L-Selectin Ligand; GP90 Lymphocyte Homing/Adhesion Receptor; Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan 8; Extracellular Matrix Receptor III; Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan; Phagocytic Glycoprotein 1; Hyaluronate Receptor; Hermes Antigen; ECMR-III; HUTCH-I; Epican; CDW44; MDU2; MDU3; MIC4; LHR; CD44 Antigen (Homing Function And Indian Blood Group System);Homing Function And Indian Blood Group System; Cell Surface Glycoprotein CD44; Phagocytic Glycoprotein I; Soluble CD44; CD44 Antigen; CSPG8; HCELL; PGP-1; PGP-I; MC56; Pgp1; IN