Type of antibody:
Primary antibodies
rabbit IgG
Alternative names:
Fex, GPR49, GPR67, GRP49, HG38

Specifications for LGR5 Antibody, anti-human


Clone STE-1-89-11.5 reacts with the human leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor (LGR) LGR5 but not with its close homologues LGR4 or LGR6. LGR5 associates with Wnt-receptors and act as R-spondin receptor thereby playing a central role in the modulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in normal and neoplastic stem cells. Initially described as a highly specific marker for stem cells in the small intestine, colon, hair follicle, stomach, and during kidney development, LGR5 positive cells were also shown to be crucial during the development and progression of cancer. It was shown that LGR5
crypt stem cells are the cells-of-origin in intestinal cancer and that CSCs in human colorectal cancer can be identified and isolated based on LGR5 expression.

Alternative names

Fex, GPR49, GPR67, GRP49, HG38

Detailed product information

Technical specifications

Isotyperabbit IgG
Type of antibodyPrimary antibodies
Alternative names of antigenFex, GPR49, GPR67, GRP49, HG38
Distribution of antigenstem cells, cancer stem cells

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References for LGR5 Antibody, anti-human


  1. de Lau, W. et al. (2011) Lgr5 homologues associate with Wnt receptors and mediate R-spondin signalling. Nature 476(7360): 293-297
  2. Carmon, K. S. et al. (2011) R-spondins function as ligands of the orphan receptors LGR4 and LGR5 to regulate Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108: 11452-11457
  3. Barker, N. et al. (2007) Identification of stem cells in small intestine and colon by marker gene Lgr5. Nature 449(7165): 1003-1007
  4. Jaks, V. et al. (2008) Lgr5 marks cycling, yet long-lived, hair follicle stem cells. Nat. Genet. 40: 1291-1299
  5. Barker, N. et al. (2010)
    stem cells drive self-renewal in the stomach and build long-lived gastric units
    in vitro
    Cell Stem Cell 6(1): 25-36
  6. Barker, N. et al. (2012)
    stem/progenitor cells contribute to nephron formation during kidney development.
    Cell Rep 2: 540-552
  7. Barker, N. et al. (2009) Crypt stem cells as the cells-of-origin of intestinal cancer. Nature 457: 608-611
  8. Kemper, K. et al. (2012) Monoclonal antibodies against lgr5 identify human colorectal cancer stem cells. Stem Cells 30(11): 2378-2386

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