Product #: GA124000
Category: TF Antigen
Tumor-Associated Carbohydrate Antigen (TACA). TF is a truncated O-glycosylated core determinant (Core 1) with structure: Galβ1-3GalNAcα-O-Ser/Thr. In normal Mamalian cells, the TF determinant is masked by larger glycan residues. Once unmasked, TF serves as an important recognition element, mediating several cell-cell interactions. As such, TF is implicated in tumour cell organotropic metastasis. Targeting immune responses to truncated variants of O-glycan chains expressed by tumour cells represents a promising approach for the development of antigen-specific therapeutic vaccines against cancers, and accumulated evidence has rendered TF a potential target for cancer immunotherapy.
Other Names: TF Antigen (Serine, NHAc, Methyl Ester); T Antigen (Serine, blocked amino acid); TF Epitope (Serine); T Antigen (Serine); Galβ(1-3)GalNAc-α-1-O-Serine; Thomsen–Friedenreich Antigen; Ac-Ser(α-Galβ(1-3)GalNAc)-OCH3