Alternative names for Olfr2 antibody
MOR103-15, Olfactory receptor I7, MCG141573
Frozen Sections (C), Paraffin Sections (P), Western blot / Immunoblot (WB)
Background of Olfr2 antibody
Olfactory receptors interact with odorant molecules in the nose, to initiate a neuronal response that triggers the perception of a smell. The olfactory receptor proteins are members of a large family of G protein coupled receptors (GPCR) arising from single coding exon genes. Olfactory receptors share a 7 transmembrane domain structure with many neurotransmitter and hormone receptors and are responsible for the recognition and G protein mediated transduction of odorant signals. The olfactory receptor gene family is the largest in the genome. This antibody was raised by a genetic immunization technique. Genetic immunization can be used to generate antibodies by directly delivering antigen-coding DNA into the animal, rather than injecting a protein or peptide (Tang et al. PubMed: 1545867; Chambers and Johnston PubMed 12910245; Barry and Johnston PubMed: 9234514). The animal's cells produce the protein, which stimulates the animal's immune system to produce antibodies against that particular protein. A vector coding for a partial fusion protein was used for genetic immunisation of a mouse and the resulting serum was tested in Western blot against an E.coli lysate containing that partial fusion protein. Genetic immunization offers enormous advantages over the traditional protein-based immunization method. DNA is faster, cheaper and easier to produce and can be produced by standard techniques readily amenable to automation. Furthermore, the antibodies generated by genetic immunization are usually of superior quality with regard to specificity, affinity and recognizing the native protein.