PDGFRα (platelet-derived growth factor receptor A) is a member of the PDGFR family of membrane receptors with intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity. Aberrant expression of PDGFRα has been linked to developmental abnormalities in vertebrate models and has been implicated in multiple disease states in humans. There is widespread expression of PDGFRα in renal cell types involved in fibrotic and sclerosing processes(1). PDGF and its receptor PDGFRα are inducers of fibrosis in the repair phase of inflammatory bowel disease and they may also be involved in the active inflammatory phase (2).
CD140a; Pdgfr-2; AI115593
1. Floege, J. et al: Expression of PDGF alpha-receptor in renal arteriosclerosis and rejecting renal transplants. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1998 Feb;9(2):211-23.
2. Kumagai, S. et al: Platelet-derived growth factor and its receptors are expressed in areas of both active inflammation and active fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2001 Sep;195(1):21-33.
Sample Kinase Activity Plot. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Storage, Stability and Shipping:
Store product at –70oC. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
AKT/PKB Pathway, Cancer, ERK/MAPK Pathway, Receptor Tyrosine Kinases