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.
NogoA is a member of a family of integral membrane proteins termed reticulons that are thought to be involved in numerous disorders including neurodegenerative diseases. Reticulon proteins are known to regulate many cellular processes and interact with multiple proteins and receptors such as BACE. NogoA was initially identified as a myelin-associated neurite outgrowth inhibitor. It is highly expressed in oligodendrocytes in the white matter of the CNS, blocking its activity with antibodies or other factors results in improved axon regrowth and functional recovery in experimental CNS lesion models. NogoA has also been suggested to play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in which case NogoA is found at elevated levels in postmortem muscular samples, and multiple sclerosis (MS), in which case autoantibodies to NogoA have been found in serum and cerebrospinal fluid in MS patients.
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Protein Aliases: Foocen; Human NogoA; My043 protein; neurite growth inhibitor 220; Neurite outgrowth inhibitor; Neuroendocrine-specific protein; Neuroendocrine-specific protein C homolog; Nogo protein; NSP; reticulon 5; Reticulon-4; Reticulon-5; RTN-x
Gene Aliases: 1110020G17Rik; AA407876; AA409940; AA960376; ASY; C130026I10Rik; KIAA0886; mKIAA0886; mKIAA4153; My043; Nbla00271; Nbla10545; NgA; NI220/250; NOGO; NOGO-A; Nogo-B; Nogo-C; NOGOC; NSP; NSP-CL; RTN-X; RTN4; RTN4-A; RTN4-B1; RTN4-B2; RTN4-C; SP1507
Molecular Function: membrane traffic protein