This antibody is predicted to react with Monkey and Pig.
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.
ZO-3 is a member of the membrane associated guanylate kinse (MAGUK) family and are considered tight junction-associated proteins. Tight junctions are complexes of proteins that create intercellular boundaries between the plasma membrane domains of epithelial and endothelial cells. ZO-3 is believed to have both structural and signaling roles, and is characteristically defined by three protein-protein interaction modules: the PDZ domain, the SH3 domain and the guanylate kinase (GuK) domain. ZO-1 forms complexes with either ZO-2 or ZO-3. In addition, these proteins can also associate with claudin, occludin and F-actin at tight junction stands, where they provide a linkage between the actin cytoskeleton and the tight junction. ZO-1 expression is significantly reduced in many breast cancer lines. ZO-2 and ZO-3 are ubiquitously expressed within epithelial tight junctions, and unlike ZO-1, which is also expressed at cell junctions of cardiac myocytes, ZO-2 is not expressed in nonepithelial tissue.
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Protein Aliases: Tight junction protein 3; tight junction protein 3 (zona occludens 3); Tight junction protein ZO-3; TJP-3; Zona occludens protein 3; Zonula occludens protein 3
Gene Aliases: TJP3; ZO-3; ZO3
UniProt ID: (Human) O95049
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 27134