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This biomarker is also known as:
  • Lutheran blood group glycoprotein,
  • basal cell adhesion molecule (Lu and Au blood groups),
  • F8/G253 antigen,
  • CD239,
  • CD_antigen=CD239,
  • Auberger B antigen,
  • Basal cell adhesion molecule,
  • basal cell adhesion molecule (Lutheran blood group),
  • Lutheran antigen,
  • AU,
  • Lutheran blood group (Auberger b antigen included),
  • B-CAM cell surface glycoprotein,
  • LU,
  • BCAM,
  • MSK19,


Lutheran blood group glycoprotein is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily and a receptor for the extracellular matrix protein, laminin alpha-5. The protein contains five, N-terminus, extracellular immunoglobulin domains, a single transmembrane domain, and a short, C-terminal cytoplasmic tail. This protein may play a role in epithelial cell cancer and in vaso-occlusion of red blood cells in sickle cell disease. It may also play a role in intracellular signalling. BCAM has wide tissue distribution (highest in the pancreas and very low in brain) and is closely associated with the basal layer of cells in epithelia and the endothelium of blood vessel walls. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.


There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…


Phase: Three
QA State: Curated


Performance Comment

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

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