This antibody is predicted to react with mouse, rat, non-human primate and rabbit based on sequence homology.
Intact IgG appears on a non-reducing gel as ~150 kDa band and upon reduction generating a ~25 kDa light chain band and a ~50 kDa heavy chain.
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.
Hepatocyte growth factor regulates cell growth, cell motility, and morphogenesis by activating a tyrosine kinase signaling cascade after binding to the proto-oncogenic c-Met receptor. Hepatocyte growth factor is secreted by mesenchymal cells and acts as a multi-functional cytokine on cells of mainly epithelial origin. Its ability to stimulate mitogenesis, cell motility, and matrix invasion gives it a central role in angiogenesis, tumorogenesis, and tissue regeneration. It is secreted as a single inactive polypeptide and is cleaved by serine proteases into a 69-kDa alpha-chain and 34-kDa beta-chain. A disulfide bond between the alpha and beta chains produces the active, heterodimeric molecule. The protein belongs to the plasminogen subfamily of S1 peptidases but has no detectable protease activity. Alternative splicing of this gene produces multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.
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Protein Aliases: fibroblast-derived tumor cytotoxic factor; Hepatocyte growth factor; hepatocyte growth factor (hepapoietin A; scatter factor); Hepatocyte growth factor alpha chain; Hepatocyte growth factor beta chain; Hepatopoeitin A; Hepatopoietin-A; HepatopoietinA; lung fibroblast-derived mitogen; Scatter factor; SF
Gene Aliases: DFNB39; F-TCF; HGF; HGFB; HPTA; SF
UniProt ID: (Human) P14210
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3082
Molecular Function: annexin calcium-binding protein calmodulin enzyme modulator hydrolase intracellular calcium-sensing protein peptide hormone protease protease inhibitor receptor serine protease signaling molecule