[Stem and Progenitor Cells | Biological
Colony Forming Cells
a single-pass type I transmembrane glycoprotein, is typically expressed on endothelial cells, platelets, leukocytes,
and their precursors. On a cell, CD31 mediates adhesion between cells that express CD31, namely endothelial
cell-endothelial cell adhesion and leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion. At this time, there is no enzymatic
activity known to be
associated with CD31.
Endothelial Colony Forming Cells (ECFCs) have not only the molecular but also functional characteristics of endothelial
They are negative for CD45, a tyrosine phosphatase receptor found in high concentration
on various leukocyte lineages, further suggesting hat these are the true endothelial progenitor cells.
Areas of research interest for ECFCs include tumor blood vessel development, blood vessel growth and
repair, tissue ischemia, vasculogenesis and angiogenesis.
differentiating to form tube-like capillaries when stimulated in vitro.
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ECFCs are sold under license from EndGenitor Technologies, Inc.
Endothelial Colony-Forming Cells and ECFCs are trademarks of EndGenitor Technologies, Inc.
ECFCs are covered under US patent 20050266556 and foreign counterparts.
CD refers to Cluster of Differentiation.
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THESE PRODUCTS ARE FOR RESEARCH USE
ONLY. Not approved for human or veterinary use, for application to humans or animals, or for
in vitro diagnostic or clinical procedures.
WARNING: Preserved Cells CONTAIN HUMAN SOURCE MATERIAL, TREAT AS POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS.