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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.
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 3 (TIMP3) is a member of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases gene family. It functions to inhibit the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) which degrade components of the extracellular matrix. TIMP3 is expressed upon mitogenic stimulation. It binds irreversibly to zinc-dependent MMPs and inactivates them by binding to their catalytic zinc cofactor. Other functions of TIMP3 include nervous system development, tissue regeneration, and visual perception. In humans, the gene encoding TIMP3 is located on chromosome 22.
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Protein Aliases: Metalloproteinase inhibitor 3; MIG-5 protein; Protein MIG-5; TIMP 3; TIMP-3; Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3
Gene Aliases: HSMRK222; K222; K222TA2; SFD; Sun; Timp-3; TIMP3
Molecular Function: protease inhibitor