Important in cell-cell recognition. Appears to function in leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion. Interacts with the beta-1 integrin VLA4 on leukocytes, and mediates both adhesion and signal transduction. The VCAM1/VLA4 interaction may play a pathophysiologic role both in immune responses and in leukocyte emigration to sites of inflammation. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cell adhesion; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Membrane protein, integral
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 1p32-p31
Cellular Component: Golgi apparatus; extracellular space; microvillus; cell surface; endoplasmic reticulum; early endosome; integral to membrane; apical part of cell; plasma membrane; podosome; sarcolemma; external side of plasma membrane; filopodium
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.