Caldesmon - Mouse clone CALD-31BSB 6099-BSB 6105
Caldesmon 1, also known as CALD1, is a human gene. Caldesmon is a calmodulin-binding protein. Like Calponin, Caldesmon tonically inhibits the ATPase activity of myosin in smooth muscle. This gene encodes a Calmodulin and actin-binding protein that play an essential role in the regulation of smooth muscle and nonmuscle contraction. Two closely-related variants of human Caldesmon have been identified. The h-Caldesmon variant (120–150 kD) is predominantly expressed in smooth muscle, whereas I-Caldesmon (70–80 kD) is found in non-muscle tissue and cells. Neither of the two variants has been detected in skeletal muscle. Anti-Caldesmon recognizes only the h-Caldesmon variant. Anti-Caldesmon antibody labels smooth muscle and tumors of smooth muscle, myofibroblastic, and myoepithelial differentiation. Anti-Caldesmon has also been used to differenti-ate Epithelioid Mesothelioma from Serous Papillary Carcinoma of the ovary.
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