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 human alpha globin gene cluster located on chromosome 16 spans about 30 kb and includes seven loci: 5'- zeta - pseudozeta - mu - pseudoalpha-1 - alpha-2 - alpha-1 - theta - 3'. The alpha-2 (HBA2) and alpha-1 (HBA1) coding sequences are identical. These genes differ slightly over the 5' untranslated regions and the introns, but they differ significantly over the 3' untranslated regions. Two alpha chains plus two beta chains constitute HbA, which in normal adult life comprises about 97% of the total hemoglobin; alpha chains combine with delta chains to constitute HbA-2, which with HbF (fetal hemoglobin) makes up the remaining 3% of adult hemoglobin. Alpha thalassemias result from deletions of each of the alpha genes as well as deletions of both HBA2 and HBA1; some nondeletion alpha thalassemias have also been reported.
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Protein Aliases: alpha 1 globin; alpha globin 1; alpha one globin; Alpha-1/2-globin; alpha-2 globin chain; Alpha-globin; delta globin; globin, alpha; haemaglobin alpha 1; hemoglobin alpha 1 chain; hemoglobin alpha 1 globin chain; Hemoglobin alpha chain; hemoglobin alpha, adult chain 1; hemoglobin alpha, adult chain 2; Hemoglobin alpha-1/2 chain; Hemoglobin subunit alpha; Hemoglobin subunit alpha-1/2; hemoglobin, alpha 1
Gene Aliases: GloA; Hba; Hba-a1; Hba-a2; HBA-T3; HBA1; HBA2; HBAM; Hbat1; HBH
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein