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Human OBCAM / OPCML transcript variant 1 ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-Myc tag

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Human OPCML cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_002545.3
RefSeq ORF Size:1038bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens opioid binding protein/cell adhesion molecule-like transcript variant 1 with N terminal Myc tag.
Gene Synonym:OPCM, OBCAM
Species:Human
Vector:pCMV3-SP-N-Myc
Plasmid:
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:Myc Tag Sequence: GAGCAGAAACTCATCTCAGAAGAGGATCTG
Sequence Description:
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
Myc Tag Info

A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

Human OBCAM / OPCML transcript variant 1 ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-Myc tag on other vectors
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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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