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Anti-MeCP2 antibody, Mouse monoclonal

clone Men-8, purified from hybridoma cell culture

Anti-MRX79, Anti-MRX16, Anti-RS, Anti-AUTSX3, Anti-PPMX, Anti-MRXS13, Anti-MRXSL, Anti-RTS, Anti-RTT
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Quality Level

biological source




antibody form

purified from hybridoma cell culture

antibody product type

primary antibodies


Men-8, monoclonal


buffered aqueous solution

mol wt

antigen ~75 kDa

species reactivity

human, monkey, rat, mouse


antibody small pack of 25 μL


immunocytochemistry: suitable
indirect ELISA: suitable
microarray: suitable
western blot: 1-2 μg/test using nuclear extract of cultured human acute T cell leukemia Jurkat cells or MCF7 cells



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dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... MECP2(4204)
mouse ... Mecp2(17257)
rat ... Mecp2(29386)

General description

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the Men-8 hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells (NS1) and splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus of human MeCP2.
Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) possesses a methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) and a transcriptional repression domain.


synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus (amino acids 15-30) of human MeCP2.


Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 antibody has been used:
  • in western blotting
  • in immunoblotting
  • in flow cytometry
  • in immunohistofluorescence
  • in immunocytochemistry

Biochem/physiol Actions

MeCP2 (methyl-CpG binding protein 2) silences transcription by recruiting the histone deacetylase (HDAC) repressive machinery via recruitment of the Sin 3A corepressor, thus removing acetyl groups from histones and consequently, silencing genes.
Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) has been shown be crucial for brain development. It part of the methyl-CpG-binding proteins, which are involved in repression of gene expression by binding to methylated DNA. Mutations in the gene encoding MeCP2 have been associated with Rett syndrome (RTT).

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline containing 15 mM sodium azide.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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Quotes and Ordering

A codon-optimized Mecp2 transgene corrects breathing deficits and improves survival in a mouse model of Rett syndrome
Matagne V, et al.
Neurobiology of Disease, 99, 1-11 (2017)
Ube3a mRNA and protein expression are not decreased in Mecp2R168X mutant mice
Lawson-Yuen A, et al.
Brain Research, 1180, 1-6 (2007)
Rett syndrome mutations abolish the interaction of MeCP2 with the NCoR/SMRT co-repressor
Lyst M J, et al.
Nature Neuroscience, 16(7), 898-898 (2013)
Screen for reactivation of MeCP2 on the inactive X chromosome identifies the BMP/TGF-I? superfamily as a regulator of XIST expression.
Sripathy, et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 114, 1619-1624 (2018)
Gang Meng et al.
Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine, 36(4), 3009-3015 (2015-01-24)
Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is essential in human brain development and has been linked to several cancer types and neuro-developmental disorders. This study aims to screen the MeCP2 related differentially expressed genes and discover the therapeutic targets for osteosarcoma. CCK8

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