Name:CD44 antigen Target Synonym:Hermes Antigen,Hyaluronate Receptor,Cell Surface Glycoprotein CD44,MC56,PGP-1,CD44,CDW44,GP90 Lymphocyte Homing/Adhesion Receptor,MIC4,LHR,Hematopoietic Cell E- And L-Selectin Ligand,CD44 Antigen (Homing Function And Indian Blood Group System),MDU3,Extrac
Number of Launched Drugs:0 Number of Drugs in Clinical Trials:8 Lastest Research Phase:Phase 3 Clinical
CD44 antigen is a cell-surface glycoprotein involved in cell¨Ccell interactions, cell adhesion and migration. CD44 is expressed in a large number of mammalian cell types. CD44 is a receptor for hyaluronic acid and can also interact with other ligands, such as osteopontin, collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). CD44 function is controlled by its posttranslational modifications. One critical modification involves discrete sialofucosylations rendering the selectin-binding glycoform of CD44 called HCELL (for Hematopoietic Cell E-selectin/L-selectin Ligand). CD44 participates in a wide variety of cellular functions including lymphocyte activation, recirculation and homing, hematopoiesis, and tumor metastasis. Transcripts for this gene undergo complex alternative splicing that results in many functionally distinct isoforms.