The plasmid is confirmed by full-length sequencing.
Antibiotic in E.coli
Antibiotic in Mammalian cell
Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Storage & Shipping
Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
CNTN5 cDNA ORF Clone, Human, untagged: Alternative Names
HNB-2s cDNA ORF Clone, Human; NB-2 cDNA ORF Clone, Human
CNTN5 Background Information
Contactins are a subgroup of molecules belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily that are expressed mainly in the nervous system. The subgroup consists of six members: Contactin-1, Contactin-2(TAG-1), Contactin-3(BIG-1), BIG-2, Contactin-5(NB-2) and NB-3. Since their identification in the late 198s, Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 have been studied extensively. Axonal expression and the neurite extension activity of Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 attracted researchers to study the function of these molecules in axon guidance during development. Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 have come to be known as the principal molecules in the function and maintenance of myelinated neurons. In contrast, the function of the other four members of this subgroup remained unknown until recently. Contactin-5, also known as NB-2, is one of the neural recognition molecules in the contactin subgroup. Contactin-5 is expressed in brain and kidney and at very low level in placenta. In brain, Contactin-5 is highly expressed in the occipital lobe, amygdala, cerebral cortex, frontal lobe, thalamus and temporal lobe. Mice deficient in the Contactin-5 gene exhibit aberrant responses to acoustic stimuli. Contactin-5 may play a role in maturation of glutamatergic synapses in the brainstem during the final stages of auditory development. Contactin-5 gene may contribute to human neurological disorders.
Kamei Y, et al. (2000) Human NB-2 of the contactin subgroup molecules: chromosomal localization of the gene (CNTN5) and distinct expression pattern from other subgroup members. Genomics 69(1):113-9.
Ogawa J, et al. (2001) Neural recognition molecule NB-2 of the contactin/F3 subgroup in rat: Specificity in neurite outgrowth-promoting activity and restricted expression in the brain regions. J Neurosci Res. 65(2):100-10.
Li H, et al. (2003) Aberrant responses to acoustic stimuli in mice deficient for neural recognition molecule NB-2. Eur J Neurosci. 17(5):929-36.
Shimoda Y, et al. (2009) Contactins: Emerging key roles in the development and function of the nervous system. Cell adhesion & migration 3(1):64-70.
Toyoshima M, et al. (2009) Preferential localization of neural cell recognition molecule NB-2 in developing glutamatergic neurons in the rat auditory brainstem. J Comp Neurol. 513(4):349-62.