Cross reactivity to Abeta [1-40] is not observed in sandwich ELISA. In addition, in antigen ELISA cross-reactivity is not observed with Abeta [1-37], Abeta [1-38], Abeta [1-40], or Abeta [1-43] when used at low antibody concentrations (up to 30 ng/mL).
Recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies are produced using in vitro expression systems. The expression systems are developed by cloning in the specific antibody DNA sequences from immunoreactive rabbits. Then, individual clones are screened to select the best candidates for production. The advantages of using recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies include: better specificity and sensitivity, lot-to-lot consistency, animal origin-free formulations, and broader immunoreactivity to diverse targets due to larger rabbit immune repertoire.
Amyloid beta peptide (Abeta/Beta-amyloid) is the major constituent of amyloid plaques in the brains of individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. Abeta peptide is 40-43 amino acids long and generated from the beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta APP) in a two-step process. The first step involves cleavage of the extracellular, amino-terminal domain of beta APP. Protein cleavage is performed by an aspartyl protease, beta-secretase (BACE) which is synthesized as a propeptide and must be modified to the mature and active form by the prohormone convertase, furin. Beta APP cleavage by the mature form of BACE results in the cellular secretion of a segment of beta APP, and a membrane-bound remnant. The remnant protein is processed by another protease, gamma-secretase. Gamma-secretase cleaves an intra-membrane site in the carboxyl-terminal domain of beta APP, thus generating the amyloid beta peptide. Gamma-secretase is believed to be a multi-subunit complex containing presenilin-1 and 2 as central components. The transmembrane glycoprotein, nicastrin, is associated with presinilins and has been found to bind to the carboxyl-terminus of beta APP and helps to modulate the production of the amyloid beta peptide. Abeta is an extracellular filamentous protein component of amyloid cores, neuritic plaques and is also found as a deposit in neurofibrillary tangles. Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of senile dementia, is characterized by abnormal filamentous protein deposits in the brain. Beta amyloid deposits are also detected in Lewy body dementia, Down's syndrome, amyloidosis (Dutch type), cerebroarterial amyloidosis (cerebral amyloid angiopathy) and in the Guam Parkinson-Dementia complex.
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Protein Aliases: Abeta40; Abeta42; ABPP; AG; AICD-50; AICD-57; AICD-59; AID(50); AID(57); AID(59); Alpha-CTF; Alpha-secretase C-terminal fragment; Alzheimer disease; Alzheimer disease amyloid A4 protein homolog; Alzheimer disease amyloid protein; Amyloid; Amyloid b; Amyloid beta; amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein; amyloid beta A4 protein; Amyloid intracellular domain 50; Amyloid intracellular domain 57; Amyloid intracellular domain 59; Amyloid precursor protein; Amyloid β; Amyloid-beta A4 protein; Amyloid-beta precursor protein; Amyloid-beta protein 40; Amyloid-beta protein 42; Amyloidogenic glycoprotein; APP; APP-C57; APP-C59; APP-C99; APPI; appican; beta-amyloid peptide; beta-amyloid peptide(1-40); beta-amyloid peptide(1-42); beta-amyloid precursor protein; Beta-APP40; Beta-APP42; Beta-CTF; Beta-secretase C-terminal fragment; C31; C80; C83; C99; Cerebral vascular amyloid peptide; CTF gamma; CTF-alpha; CVAP; Gamma-CTF(50); Gamma-CTF(57); Gamma-CTF(59); Gamma-secretase C-terminal fragment 50; Gamma-secretase C-terminal fragment 57; Gamma-secretase C-terminal fragment 59; N-APP; OTTHUMP00000096096; P3(40); P3(42); Pan-Abeta; peptidase nexin-II; PN-II; PreA4; PreA4 751; protease nexin II; Protease nexin-II; S-APP-alpha; S-APP-beta; Soluble APP-alpha; Soluble APP-beta; testicular tissue protein Li 2
Gene Aliases: A4; AAA; ABETA; ABPP; AD1; Adap; Ag; APP; APPI; betaApp; CTFgamma; CVAP; E030013M08Rik; PN-II; PN2
Molecular Function: signaling molecule