This Antibody was verified by KnockDown to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
This antibody is predicted to react with Monkey, Goat, Cat and Horse
Recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibodies are unique offerings from Thermo Fisher Scientific. They are comprised of a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds – the sensitivity of polyclonal antibodies with the specificity of monoclonal antibodies - all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody – recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets – a recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. The exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
Oct4 is a maternally expressed octamer-binding protein that was the first transcription factor described for the early stages of development. Oct4 is one of the four Yamaka factors, necessary for embryonic stem cell pluripotency. Pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, can be created by expressing Oct4 and the transcription factors Sox2, Klf4 and Lin28 along with c-Myc in mouse fibroblasts. More recently, experiments have demonstrated that iPS cells could be generated using expression plasmids expressing Oct4, Sox2, KlfF4 and c-Myc, eliminating the need for virus introduction, thereby addressing a safety concern for potential use of iPS cells in regenerative medicine. A translocation of this gene with the Ewing's sarcoma gene, t(6;22)(p21;q12), has been linked to tumor formation.
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Protein Aliases: Oct-3; Oct-4; Octamer-binding protein 3; Octamer-binding protein 4; Octamer-binding transcription factor 3; OTF-3; POU Class 5 Homeobox 1; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B1; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B2; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B3; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B4; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B5; POU class 5 homeobox 1 transcript variant OCT4B6; POU domain class 5 transcription factor 1; POU domain transcription factor OCT4; POU domain, class 5, transcription factor 1; POU-type homeodomain-containing DNA-binding protein
Gene Aliases: Oct-3; Oct-4; OCT3; OCT4; OTF-3; OTF3; OTF4; POU5F1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q01860
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5460