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Rat OPCML Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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OBCAM/OPCMLcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:NM_053848.1
cDNA Size:1038
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Rattus norvegicus opioid binding protein/cell adhesion molecule-like DNA.
Gene Synonym:Opcml
Species:Rat
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 57 G/C not causing the amino acid variation.
Shipping Carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pGEM-T Vector Information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Background

Opioid-binding Cell Adhesion Molecule (OBCAM), also known as OPCML, is a GPI-anchored cell adhesion molecule in the plasma membrane. This neuron-specific protein, consists of three immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domains anchored to the membrane through a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-tail. OPCML also belongs to the member of the IgLON family, a subgroup of the immunoglobulin superfamily, consisting of three members, LAMP, OBCAM, and Neurotrimin. These molecules interact homophilically and heterophilically within the family, and OBCAM acts only as heterodimers with LAMP or Neurotrimin and possibly inhibits neurite outgrowth from cerebellar granule cells. OBCAM has been presumed to play a role as a cell adhesion/recognition molecule. Furthermore, the OPCML protein defects may play an important role in the carcinogenesis of cervical or ovarian cancers, and this gene is regarded as a candidate TSG (tumor suppressor gene).

References
  • Hachisuka A, et al. (2000) Developmental expression of opioid-binding cell adhesion molecule (OBCAM) in rat brain. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 122(2): 183-91.
  • Miyata S, et al. (2003) Polarized targeting of IgLON cell adhesion molecule OBCAM to dendrites in cultured neurons. Brain Res. 979(1-2): 129-36.
  • Yamada M, et al. (2007) Synaptic adhesion molecule OBCAM; synaptogenesis and dynamic internalization. Brain Res. 1165: 5-14.
  • Sugimoto C, et al. (2010) OBCAM, an immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule, regulates morphology and proliferation of cerebral astrocytes. J Neurochem. 112(3): 818-28.
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