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Gastric intrinsic factor / GIF Rabbit PAb

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    Human GIF Antibody Product Information
    Immunogen:Recombinant Human GIF / Gastric intrinsic factor protein (Catalog#13544-H08H)
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    Ig Type:Rabbit IgG
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    Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
    Preparation:Produced in rabbits immunized with purified, recombinant Human GIF / Gastric intrinsic factor (rh GIF / Gastric intrinsic factor; Catalog#13544-H08H; P27352-1; Met1-Tyr417). Total IgG was purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
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    Gastric intrinsic factor / GIF Background

    Gastric intrinsic factor, also known as GIF, belongs to the of the cobalamin transport protein family. It is a glycoprotein produced by the parietal cells of the stomach. Gastric intrinsic factor plays a key role in the absorption of vitamin B12 on in the small intestine. Vitamin B12 bounds to haptocorrin after entry into the stomach. The resulting complex enters the duodenum, where pancreatic enzymes digest haptocorrin. In the less acidic environment of the small intestine, B12 can then bind to gastric intrinsic factor. This new complex travels to the ileum, where special epithelial cells endocytose them. Inside the cell, B12 dissociates once again and binds to another protein, transcobalamin II. The new complex can exit the epithelial cells to enter the liver.

    Human Gastric intrinsic factor / GIF References
  • Gerdin AK. (2010) The Sanger Mouse Genetics Programme: high throughput characterisation of knockout mice. Acta Opthalmologica. 88:925-7.
  • AU - Berlin H, et al. (1968) ORAL TREATMENT OF PERNICIOUS ANEMIA WITH HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN B12 WITHOUT INTRINSIC FACTOR. Acta Medica Scandinavica. 184(1-6):247-58.
  • Hewitt JE, et al. (1991) Human gastric intrinsic factor: characterization of cDNA and genomic clones and localization to human chromosome 11. Genomics. 10(2):432-40.
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