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.
Fibronectin is a disulfide-bonded dimer with a molecular weight range of 230-250 kDa. In the extracellular matrix of several connective tissues and vessels, fibronectin is present as an insoluble protein that is extensively cross-linked by interchain disulfide bonds forming high molecular mass polymers. Fibronectin is most abundant during embryonic development and tissue remodeling. Fibronectin is also present at high concentrations as a soluble plasma protein. Fibronectin is organized as a linear series of repeating modules which form domains for interaction with fibronectin itself, other matrix components (e.g. collagen and heparin) and receptors on cells (e.g. integrins). Fibronectin is present in a soluble dimeric form in plasma, and in a dimeric or multimeric form at the cell surface and in extracellular matrix. Fibronectin is involved in cell adhesion and migration processes including embryogenesis, wound healing, blood coagulation, host defense, and metastasis. Fibronectin has been implicated in carcinoma development in lung cancer. Further, Fibronectin expression is increased especially in non-small cell lung carcinoma. The adhesion of lung carcinoma cells to Fibronectin enhances tumorgenecity and confers resistance to apoptosis induced by standard chemotherapeutic agents. The gene encoding Fibronectin has three regions subject to alternative splicing, with the potential to produce 20 different transcript variants. However, the full-length nature of some Fibronectin variants has not been determined.
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Protein Aliases: Anastellin; CIG; Cold-insoluble globulin; Fibronectin; FN; migration-stimulating factor; Ugl-Y1; Ugl-Y2; Ugl-Y3
Gene Aliases: CIG; ED-B; FINC; FN; FN1; FNZ; GFND; GFND2; LETS; MSF
UniProt ID: (Human) P02751
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2335
Molecular Function: signaling molecule