BCA-1/BLC, a CXC chemokine, is expressed in the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, appendix and stomach. It exerts its activities through its only receptor, CXCR5. BCA-1/BLC is a potent chemoattractant for B lymphocytes, and induces weak chemotactic response in T cells and macrophages. It manifests no activity on neutrophils and monocytes. Recombinant Murine BLC is a 9.8 kDa protein containing 88 amino acid residues including the four highly conserved cysteine residues present in CXC chemokines.
B cell Attracting Chemokine-1, CXCL13, BLC (mouse), BLR1 Ligand
ILEAHYTNLK CRCSGVISTV VGLNIIDRIQ VTPPGNGCPK TEVVIWTKMK KVICVNPRAK WLQRLLRHVQ SKSLSSTPQA PVSKRRAA
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by its ability to chemoattract human B cells.
Calculated Molecular Weight: