Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded human tonsil tissue (4 µm) stained with CD3E monoclonal antibody, clone N26-R (Cat # MAB9762) shows strong immunostaining of T-lymphocytes. Kindly performed and provided by Katarina Poliakova, MD and L'ubomir Straka, MD, Ph. D. from Clinical Pathology Presov, Ltd., Presov, Slovak republic.
The protein encoded by this gene is the CD3-epsilon polypeptide, which together with CD3-gamma, -delta and -zeta, and the T-cell receptor alpha/beta and gamma/delta heterodimers, forms the T-cell receptor-CD3 complex. This complex plays an important role in coupling antigen recognition to several intracellular signal-transduction pathways. The genes encoding the epsilon, gamma and delta polypeptides are located in the same cluster on chromosome 11. The epsilon polypeptide plays an essential role in T-cell development. Defects in this gene cause immunodeficiency. This gene has also been linked to a susceptibility to type I diabetes in women. [provided by RefSeq