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.
The protein encoded by this gene is a homodimeric integral membrane gelatinase belonging to the serine protease family. It is selectively expressed in reactive stromal fibroblasts of epithelial cancers, granulation tissue of healing wounds, and malignant cells of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. This protein is thought to be involved in the control of fibroblast growth or epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during development, tissue repair, and epithelial carcinogenesis.
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Protein Aliases: 170 kDa melanoma membrane-bound gelatinase; Antiplasmin-cleaving enzyme FAP, soluble form; APCE; Dipeptidyl peptidase FAP; FAPalpha; Fibroblast activation protein alpha; fibroblast activation protein, alpha; Gelatine degradation protease FAP; Integral membrane serine protease; Post-proline cleaving enzyme; Prolyl endopeptidase FAP; Seprase; Serine integral membrane protease; SIMP; Surface-expressed protease
Gene Aliases: DPPIV; FAP; FAPA; SIMP
UniProt ID: (Human) Q12884
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2191