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.
Transcriptional factor CTCF is a ubiquitously expressed 11-zinc finger domain containing, DNA-binding nuclear phosphoprotein that is involved in multiple aspects of normal gene regulation including transcriptional repression and activation, gene silencing, chromatin insulation and regulation of imprinted sites. CTCF uses different combinations of ZF domains and interacts with the CCCTC motif on the DNA. It can bind to HAT- and HDAC-containing complexes thereby influencing transcriptional activation or repression respectively. It is a multifunctional protein involved in the transactivation of APPB gene, silencing of c-myc gene, and insulation of human beta-globin and DMI myotonic dystrophy locus and imprinting control of IGF2 and H19 regions. CTCF has also been shown to regulate the transcription of Pax6 and IRAK2 promoter thereby opening a therapeutic avenue. Mutations in this gene have been associated with invasive breast cancers, prostate cancers and Wilms' tumors.
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Protein Aliases: 11 zinc finger transcriptional repressor; 11-zinc finger protein; CCCTC-binding factor; CCCTC-binding factor (zinc finger protein); CTCFL paralog; Transcriptional repressor CTCF
Gene Aliases: AW108038; CTCF; im:7152666; MRD21