Podoplanin (PDPN) is expressed in type I alveolar cells of the lungs, lymphatic endothelial cells, and podocytes of the kidneys, and induces platelet aggregation through the C-type lectin-like receptor-2. PDPNs of various animal species have been characterized using specific anti-PDPN monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). However, alpaca PDPN has not previously been characterized because antialpaca PDPN mAbs have not yet been developed. In this study, we investigated the potential cross-reaction between established antibovine PDPN mAbs and alpaca PDPN. Using immunohistochemical analysis, type I alveolar cells of the alpaca lungs were detected by the antibovine PDPN mAb, PMab-44. These results indicate that PMab-44 may be useful for the detection of alpaca PDPN.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Monoclonal antibodies in immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Dec|
- alpaca PDPN
- alpaca podoplanin
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy