Anti-G9a Methyltransferase antibody produced in rabbit

affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous solution

Anti-BAT8, Anti-NG36, Anti-G9a/NG36
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biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies




buffered aqueous solution

species reactivity



immunoprecipitation (IP): 1-2 μg using 293-T cell extracts
microarray: suitable
western blot: 1-2 μg/mL using nuclear extracts of 293-T cells



UniProt accession no.

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dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... EHMT2(10919)
mouse ... Ehmt2(110147)

General description

G9a (also known as HLA-B-associated transcript 8 (BAT8), G9a/NG36, or NG36) was originally characterized as a molecule encoded by a gene mapped in the class III region of the human major histocompatibility complex locus. G9a as well as EuHTM1 (Eu-HMTase) were found to be the components of the multimeric protein complex E2F-6.


The antibody recognizes the two isoforms of G9a methyltransferase (~180 kDa and 160 kDa).


synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 1193-1210 of human G9a, conjugated to KLH via an N-terminal added lysine residue. This sequence differs from the mouse sequence by 3 amino acids.


Anti-G9a Methyltransferase antibody produced in rabbit has been used in:
  • immunoblotting
  • immunoprecipitation
  • immunohistochemical analysis (IHC)

Biochem/physiol Actions

In vivo, G9a is essential for early embryonic development and plays a dominant role in H3-K9 methylation of euchromatin. G9a was found to be a critical component of the CtBP and E2F-6 transcriptional repressor complexes. G9a was found to be the enzyme responsible for mono and dimethylation within silent euchromatin.
G9a is a lysine-preferring histone methyltransferase (HMTase) containing a SET domain. It has 10 to 20-fold stronger in vitro HMTase activity towards histone H3-Lys9 (H3-K9) when compared to Suv39H1, another member of the same family of HMTases. It also methylates Lys27 of histone H3. Suv39 h1 methylates only lysine 9. It is capable of mono and dimethylation within silent euchromatin, whereas Suv39h1 trimethylates at pericentric heterochromatin. G9a is an important factor in the early embryonic development and plays a dominant role in H3-K9 methylation of euchromatin in vivo. It also forms a crucial component of the CtBP and E2F-6 transcriptional repressor complexes.

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, and 15 mM sodium azide.


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NONH for all modes of transport

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Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificado de Análisis

Certificado de origen

Study of methyl transferase (G9aMT) and methylated histone (H3-K9) expressions in unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA) and normal early pregnancy
Fatima N, et al.
Molecular Human Reproduction, 17(11), 693-701 (2011)
The Lysine Methyltransferase G9a in Immune Cell Differentiation and Function
Scheer S, et al.
Frontiers in Immunology, 8 (2017)
G9a histone methyltransferase plays a dominant role in euchromatic histone H3 lysine 9 methylation and is essential for early embryogenesis
Tachibana M, et al.
Genes, 16(14), 1779-1779 (2002)
Methylation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 alpha by G9a/GLP inhibits HIF-1 transcriptional activity and cell migration
Bao L, et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, 46(13), 6576-6591 (2018)
Jing Cui et al.
Cancer cell international, 15(1), 4-4 (2015-02-17)
BIX-01294, an euchromatic histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2 (EHMT2) inhibitor, has been reported to induce apoptosis in human neuroblastoma cells and inhibit the proliferation of bladder cancer cells. However, the definite mechanism of the apoptosis mediated by BIX-01294 in bladder cancer cells...

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