Targeting a Protein that Aids in Visual Recovery
Scientists at the University of Florida have developed a wide variety of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, cell lines, vectors and biological materials that can be used in other research projects. Anyone interested in accessing these materials via a license from the University of Florida should contact our office to make arrangements. Recoverin is a neurologically important calcium binding protein, conserved across species, with an approximate molecular weight of 23kDa. There are also indications of several isoforms of this molecule. Recoverin aids in adaptation to background light and in the recovery phase of visual excitation The antibodies which cross react with human recoverin and an extract of mouse brain were found to recognize the pineal region of the human brain.