CD48 antigen is also known as Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule 2, SLAM family member 2 (SLAMF2), Leukocyte antigen MEM-102, BCM1 surface antigen, B-lymphocyte activation marker BLAST-1. CD48 is a 65 kDa GPI-linked protein which belongs to the CD2 subfamily of immunoglobulin superfamily molecules. CD48 antigen contains two Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains and two Ig-like V-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain. CD48 interacts with CD244 in an heterophilic manner. CD48 is ligand for CD2. CD48 might facilitate interaction between activated lymphocytes. CD48 is probably involved in regulating T-cell activation.