This Antibody was verified by Knockout to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated.
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.
Associates with the cytoplasmic domain of a variety of cadherins. The association of catenins to cadherins produces a complex which is linked to the actin filament network, and which seems to be of primary importance for cadherins cell-adhesion properties. Can associate with both E- and N-cadherins. Originally believed to be a stable component of E-cadherin/catenin adhesion complexes and to mediate the linkage of cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton at adherens junctions. In contrast, cortical actin was found to be much more dynamic than E-cadherin/catenin complexes and CTNNA1 was shown not to bind to F-actin when assembled in the complex suggesting a different linkage between actin and adherence junctions components. The homodimeric form may regulate actin filament assembly and inhibit actin branching by competing with the Arp2/3 complex for binding to actin filaments. May play a crucial role in cell differentiation.
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Protein Aliases: 102 kDa cadherin-associated protein; alpha E catenin; Alpha E-catenin; alpha(E)-catenin; alpha-E-catenin; cadherin associated protein; Cadherin-associated protein; CAP102; catenin (cadherin associated protein), alpha 1; catenin (cadherin-associated protein), alpha 1, 102kDa; catenin alpha 1; Catenin alpha-1; catenin, alpha 1; Renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-13
Gene Aliases: 2010010M04Rik; AA517462; AI988031; CAP102; Catna1; CTNNA1; MDPT2
Molecular Function: non-motor actin binding protein