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 belongs to the superfamily of small heat-shock proteins containing a conservative alpha-crystallin domain at the C-terminal part of the molecule. The expression of this gene in induced by estrogen in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells, and this protein also functions as a chaperone in association with Bag3, a stimulator of macroautophagy. Thus, this gene appears to be involved in regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and carcinogenesis, and mutations in this gene have been associated with different neuromuscular diseases, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
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Protein Aliases: Alpha-crystallin C chain; crystallin, alpha C; E2-induced gene 1 protein; heat shock 22kDa protein 8; heat shock 27kDa protein 8; heat shock protein 8; Heat shock protein beta-8; HspB8; Protein kinase H11; Small stress protein-like protein HSP22
Gene Aliases: AU018630; AW413033; CMT2L; CRYAC; D5Ucla4; DHMN2; E2IG1; H11; H11K; HMN2; HMN2A; HSP20-like; HSP22; HSPB8; PP1629
Molecular Function: chaperone