This product is preservative free. It is recommended to add sodium azide to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%).
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.
This antibody has specificity for Rat CD36/SCARB3.
CD36, also known as scavenger receptor class B member 3, is a protein that is expressed on the surface of various cell types, including macrophages, platelets, and adipocytes. It plays a role in lipid metabolism, inflammation, and atherosclerosis, and is involved in the recognition and uptake of various ligands such as oxidized low-density lipoproteins, long-chain fatty acids, and apoptotic cells. CD36 is also implicated in the pathogenesis of malaria. The protein encoded by this gene serves as a receptor for thrombospondin in platelets and various cell lines, and is the fourth major glycoprotein of the platelet surface. It binds to collagen, thrombospondin, anionic phospholipids, and oxidized LDL, and directly mediates cytoadherence of Plasmodium falciparum parasitized erythrocytes. Mutations in this gene cause platelet glycoprotein deficiency. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. Diseases associated with CD36 include Platelet Glycoprotein IV Deficiency and Coronary Heart Disease 7.
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Protein Aliases: adipocyte membrane protein; CD36 antigen (collagen type I receptor, thrombospondin receptor); collagen type I receptor thrombospondin receptor; fatty acid translocase; fatty acid transport protein; glycoprotein IIIb; GPIIIB; GPIV; PAS IV; PAS-4; platelet glycoprotein 4; platelet glycoprotein IV; SR-B3
Gene Aliases: Fat
Entrez Gene ID: (Rat) 29184
Molecular Function: membrane trafficking regulatory protein