The CD44 family of cell surface glycoproteins is widely expressed in epithelial, mesothelial and haemopoietic tissues and is thought to function primarily as adhesion molecules. The molecule has an intracellular, a transmembrane and an extracellular domain. The membrane proximal region of the extracellular domain is of variable structure depending on which of 10 variable exons are involved in coding for this region. Both in vitro stimulated T cells and cytokine stimulated keratinocytes are kn...Expand abstract
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Changes in CD44 isoform expression during inflammatory skin disease.
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