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.
CREB (Cyclic AMP response element binding protein) is a 43 kDa basic/leucine zipper transcription factor that binds the cyclic AMP response element (CRE) and activates transcription in response to a variety of extracellular signals including neurotransmitters, hormones, membrane depolarization, and growth and neurotrophic factors. Activation of CREB is dependent upon the phosphorylation of serine 133. Phosphorylation of CREB occurs via p44/42 MAP kinase and p90RSK, and via p38 MAP kinase and MSK1. Although CREB will bind DNA independent of its phosphorylation state, only the phosphorylated form is competent as a transcription factor. CREB binding protein (CBP), a transcriptional coactivator that directly interacts with CREB, binds to CREB in the region of serine 133. CREB is involved in different cellular processes including the synchronization of circadian rhythmicity, differentiation of adipose cells, and learning and memory. In humans, the gene is located on the q arm of chromosome 2. Diseases associated with CREB dysfunction include Alzheimer's Disease, histiocytoma and soft tissue melanoma.
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Protein Aliases: active transcription factor CREB; cAMP-response element-binding protein-1; CREB-1; cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate response element-binding protein CREB; Cyclic AMP-responsive element-binding protein 1; htCREB; MGC9284; OTTHUMP00000206661; OTTHUMP00000206662; OTTHUMP00000206667; transactivator protein
Gene Aliases: CREB; CREB-1; CREB1
UniProt ID: (Human) P16220
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1385