CD36

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CD36

a transmembrane protein present on monocytes, platelets, megakaryocytes, the umbilical vein, small-vessel endothelium, reticulocytes, and mammary epithelium that may be involved in signal transduction; expressed in myeloproliferative disorders.

CD36

A gene on chromosome 7q11.2 that encodes the fourth major platelet surface glycoprotein, which is a receptor for thrombospondin. It is acts as a cell adhesion molecule, binding to collagen, thrombospondin, anionic phospholipids, oxidised LDL, long-chain fatty acids and Plasmodium falciparum-parasitised erythrocytes.
 
Molecular pathology
Defects in CD36 cause platelet glycoprotein deficiency; genetic variations in CD36 are associated with susceptibility to coronary heart disease type 7.
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The LBE treated cells showed a specific increase in expression of PPAR target gene expression, including fatty acid binding protein 4, fatty acid transport protein 4, CD36 molecule, pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4, liver X receptor alpha and lipogenic stearoyl-CoA desaturase.
The remaining part was challenged with an anti-CD36 antibody in the culture medium for 1 hr in order to engage the available CD36 molecules on the cell surface and interfere with their possible binding with SCO-1.