Recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibodies are unique offerings from Thermo Fisher Scientific. They are comprised of a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds - the sensitivity of polyclonal antibodies with the specificity of monoclonal antibodies - all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody - recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets - a recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. The exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
Metadherin (Metastasis adhesion protein), also known as MTDH, LYsine-RIch CEACAM1 co-isolated (LYRIC), is a novel protein that localizes with the tight junction proteins ZO-1 and occludin in polarized epithelial cells. At the tight junction, it acts not as a structural component, but is rather recruited during the maturation of the tight junction complex. Metadherin is overexpressed in breast cancer tissue and breast tumor xenografts, while much lower levels are expressed in normal breast tissue. Metadherin binds to lung vasculature, one of the four common sites of breast cancer metastasis, through a C-terminal segment in the extracellular domain; blocking this lung-homing domain with antibodies or inhibiting metadherin with siRNA has been reported to inhibit breast cancer metastasis.
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Protein Aliases: 3D3/LYRIC; AEG-1; astrocyte elevated gene 1; Astrocyte elevated gene-1 protein; LYRIC/ MTDH; Lysine-rich CEACAM1 co-isolated protein; Metadherin; Metastasis adhesion protein; Protein LYRIC
Gene Aliases: 2610103J23Rik; 3D3; 3D3/Lyric; AEG-1; AEG1; AV353288; D8Bwg1112e; LYRIC; LYRIC/3D3; MTDH