Expression of CD44 confers a new adhesive phenotype on transfected cells.

@article{John1990ExpressionOC,
  title={Expression of CD44 confers a new adhesive phenotype on transfected cells.},
  author={Tsibouklis John and Johann Meyer and Rejean L. Idzerda and W. Michael Gallatin},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1990},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
The function of the CD44 glycoprotein as an adhesion molecule was directly tested by transformation of a CD44 cDNA into mouse fibroblasts. This cDNA was expressed as a heavily modified cell surface protein reactive with monoclonal antibodies that recognize glycoproteins now identified in primates as CD44. Independent transfectants exhibited a new self-adhesive phenotype, forming large aggregates when placed in suspension. In variants derived from a clone of cells, aggregation competence… CONTINUE READING

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