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The cell surface structure of tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) is regulated by the actin cytoskeleton.

Yang MY, Chaudhary A, Seaman S, Dunty J, Stevens J, Elzarrad MK, Frankel AE, St Croix B (2011) The cell surface structure of tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) is regulated by the actin cytoskeleton. Biochim Biophys Acta 1813(1):39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2010.11.013

Summary: Tumor endothelial marker 8 (TEM8) is a cell surface protein that is up-regulated on tumor blood vessels. Overexpression of this protein, however, produces a form that is not recognized by the SB5 monoclonal antibody used to bind TEM8. While cells expressing normal levels of TEM8 were killed by an application of biotinylated SB5 plus either 1 nM or 10 nM streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27), cells overexpressing the protein did not bind the immunotoxin. Understanding the structural differences between the two forms of TEM8 will help in the design of therapeutic antibodies against these tumor cells.

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