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Human CNTN4 transcript variant 1 Gene cDNA clone plasmid

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Human CNTN4 cDNA Clone Product Information
RefSeq ORF Size:3081bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens contactin 4, transcript variant 1.
Gene Synonym:CNTN4, AXCAM, BIG-2, SCA16, CNTN4A, MGC33615
Vector:pMD18-T Simple Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for four point mutations : 1551A/G, 1554G/A, 1869C/T, 1911A/G, 2268 T/C, yet none of which results in the encoded amino acid variation.
Sequencing primers:M13-47 and RV-M
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.
pMD18-T Simple Vector Information

pMD18-T Simple Vector is a high-efficiency TA cloning vector constructed from pUC18, of which the initial multiple cloning sites (MCS) were destroyed. Thus the cDNA should be amplified by PCR with primers containing a restriction site for subclone. Competent cells appropriate for pUC18 are also appropriated for the Vector, e.g. JM109, DH5α, TOP10. The pMD18-T Simple Vector is 2.6kb in size. Selection of the plasmid in E. coli is conferred by the ampicillin resistance gene. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning at site 425.

pMD18-T Simple Usage Suggestion

The coding sequence can be amplified by PCR with M13-47 and RV-M primers.

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Contactin-4, abbreviated as CNTN4, is a brain-derived protein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. It has been found high expression in testes, thyroid, small intestine, uterus and brain. This protein is an neuronal membrane protein that functions as an glycosylphosphatidylinositol- anchored cell adhesion molecule. Contactin-4 is considered as a candidate protein responsible for the differentiation potential of human neuroblastoma cells and it has been implicated in some cases of autism and spinocerebellar ataxia type 16. Studies of the cantactin family have revealed a complex pattern of hemophilic and heterophilic interactions that are required for axon growth and pathfinding. Such studies demonstrate that these essential functions are mediated by the combination and juxtaposition of multiple Ig and FNIII domains. Second, these neuronal adhesion molecules demonstrate highly regulated temporal and spatial expression patterns in the CNS. For this reason, the disruption of the regulatory region of the predominant brain-expressed isoform reasonable would be expected to have significant functional consequences. 

  • Zeng L, et al. (2002) A novel splice variant of the cell adhesion molecule contactin 4 ( CNTN4) is mainly expressed in human brain. J Hum Genet. 47 (9): 497-9.
  • Thomas Fernandez, et al. (2004) Disruption of Contactin 4 (CNTN4) Results in Developmental Delay and Other Features of 3p Deletion Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 74 (6): 1286-93.
  • Yoshihara Y, et al. (1996) Overlapping and differential expression of BIG-2, BIG-1, TAG-1, and F3: four members of an axon-associated cell adhesion molecule subgroup of the immunoglobulin superfamily. J Neurobiol. 28 (1): 51-69.
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