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 vesicle associated membrane proteins (VAMP) or synaptobrevins are calcium binding proteins specific to eukaryotes. VAMPs, along with synaptosomal associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25) and syntaxin, form the core complex of soluble NSF attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins that interact with the soluble proteins N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) and alpha-SNAP. These membrane associated proteins play a key role in the regulation of vesicle membrane fusion with the plasma membrane. The Clostridium tetani neurotoxin is a metalloprotease with specificity for VAMP. In Alzheimer's disease, VAMP levels of all isoforms appear to be significantly lowered. It is suggested that VAMP-2 is a resident protein of the insulin-sensitive glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) compartment and that it is required for GLUT4 vesicle incorporation into the cell surface in response to insulin.
Protein Aliases: synaptobrevin 2; Synaptobrevin 2 (vesicle-associated membrane protein VAMP-2); synaptobrevin II; Synaptobrevin-2; vamp; VAMP-2; vesicle-associated membrane 2; Vesicle-associated membrane protein (synaptobrevin 2); Vesicle-associated membrane protein 2; vesicle-associated membrane protein 2 (synaptobrevin 2)
Gene Aliases: RATVAMPB; RATVAMPIR; SYB; Syb-2; SYB2; sybII; VAMP-2; VAMP2