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Cynomolgus monkey OPALIN Gene cDNA clone plasmid

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Cynomolgus OPALIN cDNA Clone Product Information
RefSeq ORF Size:426bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Macaca fascicularis (Crab-eating macaque) (Cynomolgus monkey) oligodendrocytic myelin paranodal and inner loop protein.
Gene Synonym:OPALIN
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence. Please check the sequence information before order.
Sequencing primers:
Antibiotic in E.coli:
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room 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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Opalin, or oligodendrocytic myelin paranodal and inner loop protein, is a transmembrane protein detected specifically in mammalian oligodendrocytes, and may play significant role in oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination.Opalin has binding sites for Myt1 and cAMP-response element binding protein (CREB). Over-expression of Myt1, treatment of the cell with leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and cAMP analog (CREB activator) enhanced the expression of endogenous Opalin in Oli-neu cells and activated the oligodendrocyte enhancer. Thus LIF, cAMP signaling cascades and Myt1 may play significant roles in the differentiation of oligodendrocytes through their action on the Opalin oligodendrocyte enhancer. Enzymatic deglycosylation showed that myelin Opalin contained N- and O-glycans, and that the O-glycans, at least, had negatively charged sialic acids. Site-directed mutations at the glycan sites impaired the cell surface localization of Opalin. In addition to the somata and processes of oligodendrocytes, Opalin immunoreactivity was observed in myelinated axons in a spiral fashion, and was concentrated in the paranodal loop region. Immunogold electron microscopy demonstrated that Opalin was localized at particular sites in the paranodal loop membrane. These results suggest a role for highly sialylglycosylated Opalin in an intermembranous function of the myelin paranodal loops in the central nervous system.

  • Aruga J, et al. (2007) An oligodendrocyte enhancer in a phylogenetically conserved intron region of the mammalian myelin gene Opalin. J Neurochem. 102(5):1533-47.
  • Kippert A, et al. (2008) Identification of Tmem10/Opalin as a novel marker for oligodendrocytes using gene expression profiling. BMC Neurosci. 9:40.
  • Yoshikawa F, et al. (2008) Opalin, a transmembrane sialylglycoprotein located in the central nervous system myelin paranodal loop membrane. J Biol Chem. 83(30):20830-40.
  • Golan N, et al. (2008) Identification of Tmem10/Opalin as an oligodendrocyte enriched gene using expression profiling combined with genetic cell ablation. Glia. 56(11):1176-86.
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