Vectors for Microbat OAZ3

Gene Information

  • Offical Gene Symbol OAZ3
  • Species Microbat (Myotis lucifugus)
  • Offical Full Name -
  • Other Aliases -
  • Other Desigations ornithine decarboxylase antizyme 3
  • NCBI Gene ID 102429823
  • Summary
    The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the ornithine decarboxylase antizyme family, which plays a role in cell growth and proliferation by regulating intracellular polyamine levels. Expression of antizymes requires +1 ribosomal frameshifting, which is enhanced by high levels of polyamine in cells. Antizymes in turn bind to and inhibit ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the key enzyme in polyamine biosynthesis pathway; thus, completing the auto-regulatory circuit. This gene encodes antizyme 3, the third member of the antizyme family. Like antizymes 1 and 2, antizyme 3 inhibits ODC activity and polyamine uptake, however, it does not stimulate ODC degradation. Also, while antizymes 1 and 2 have broad tissue distribution, expression of antizyme 3 is restricted to haploid germ cells in testis, suggesting a distinct role for this antizyme in spermiogenesis. Antizyme 3 gene knockout studies in mice showed that homozygous mutant male mice were infertile, and indicated the likely role of this antizyme in the formation of a rigid connection between the sperm head and tail during spermatogenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms, including one resulting from the use of non-AUG (CUG) translation initiation codon, have been noted for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2014]
  • NCBI  | Ensembl

Pre-Made Vectors for OAZ3 (These vectors are available immediately)

Gene Expression Vectors
These pre-made vectors are constructed with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a ubiquitous promoter driving the ORF of your gene. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.
shRNA Knockdown Vectors
These pre-made vectors are constructed with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a U6 promoter driving an shRNA targeting your gene of interest. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.
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