This gene encodes a membrane glycoprotein of T lymphocytes that interacts with major histocompatibility complex class II antigenes and is also a receptor for the human immunodeficiency virus. This gene is expressed not only in T lymphocytes, but also in B cells, macrophages, and granulocytes. It is also expressed in specific regions of the brain. The protein functions to initiate or augment the early phase of T-cell activation, and may function as an important mediator of indirect neuronal damage in infectious and immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified in this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
These pre-made vectors are constructed with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a ubiquitous promoter driving the ORF of your gene. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.
These pre-made vectors are constructed with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a U6 promoter driving an shRNA targeting your gene of interest. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.