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.
Occludin is a 65 kDa protein that can exist in a variety of phosphorylated forms, ranging up to approximately 82 kDa. Occludin is thought to be involved in regulating both the localization and the function of occludin. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are known to up-regulate occludin expression, increasing the transendothelial cell resistance and reducing the cellular permeability to large molecules. The level of occludin varies greatly depending on tissue; in brain tissue, occludin is highly and continuously expressed at cell-cell contact sites, whereas non-neural tissues show lower expression and discontinuous distribution. Overall structural features of the occludin protein are highly conserved in all the species examined. Under-expression of tight junction proteins, including occludin, is a key molecular abnormality responsible for the increased permeability of tumor endothelial tight junctions, which contributes to brain tumor edemas.
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Protein Aliases: Occludin; phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 115; tight junction protein occludin
Gene Aliases: AI503564; BLCPMG; Ocl; OCLN; PPP1R115
Molecular Function: general transcription factor