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Anti-MAP2 antibody, Mouse Monoclonal

clone HM-2, purified from hybridoma cell culture

Map2 Antibody, Monoclonal Anti-MAP2 antibody produced in mouse, MAP2 Antibody - Anti-MAP2 antibody, Mouse Monoclonal
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Quality Level

biological source




antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies


HM-2, monoclonal


buffered aqueous solution

mol wt

antigen ~280 kDa

species reactivity

rat, mouse, chicken, human, bovine, quail


antibody small pack of 25 μL


~2 mg/mL


immunocytochemistry: suitable
immunohistochemistry: suitable
microarray: suitable
western blot: 1-2 μg/mL using rat brain extract



UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... MAP2(4133)
mouse ... Mtap2(17756)
rat ... Map2(25595)

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General description

MAP2 is the major microtubule associated protein of brain tissue. There are three forms of MAP2; two are similarly sized with apparent molecular weights of 280 kDa (MAP2a and b) and the third with a lower molecular weight of 70 kDa (MAP2c). In the newborn rat brain, MAP2b and MAP2c are present while MAP2a is absent. Between postnatal days 10 and 20, MAP2a appears at levels equal to that of MAP2b. At the same time, the level of MAP2c drops by 10-fold. This change happens during the period when dendrite growth is completed and neurons have reached their mature morphology.
MAP2 is known to promote microtubule assembly and to form side arms on microtubules. It also interacts with neurofilaments, actin and other elements of the cytoskeleton.


Reacts with all known forms of MAP2, namely MAP2a, MAP2b and MAP2c. Does not cross-react with other MAPs or tubulin. By immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded brain tissue, the antibody shows selective labeling of dendritic trees throughout the brain.
This antibody recognizes all known forms of MAP2, namely MAP2a, MAP2b and MAP2c. It does not cross-react with other MAPs or tubulin. By immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded brain tissue, the antibody shows selective labeling of dendritic trees throughout the brain.


rat brain microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs).


Anti-MAP2 antibody has been used in immunofluorescence. It has also been used in immunohistochemistry.
May be used in various immunochemical techniques including immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, and immunocytochemistry. Monoclonals antibodies to MAP2 are used to study the cytoskeleton structure in cells.
By immunoblotting, a working antibody concentration of 1-2 μg/ml is recommended using a rat brain extract.


200 μL in glass insert

Biochem/physiol Actions

MAP2 (microtubule-associated protein 2) expression is monitored to predict the disease progression in glioma. MAP2 is critical in the formation of dendritic protrusions in astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. In eukaryotes, MAP2 is essential for spindle assembly and chromosome segregation.

Physical form

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

Storage and Stability

For continuous use, store at 2-8 C for up to one month. For extended storage, freeze in working aliquots at 20 C. Repeated freezing and thawing, or storage in frost-free freezers, is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use. Working dilutions should be discarded if not used within 12 hours.


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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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Quotes and Ordering

Expression of EAAT2 in neurons and protoplasmic astrocytes during human cortical development
DeSilva T M, et al.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520(17), 3912-3932 (2012)
Remarkable reduction of MAP2 in the brains of scrapie-infected rodents and human prion disease possibly correlated with the increase of calpain.
Guo Y, et al.
PLoS ONE, 7, e30163-e30163 (2012)
The MAP2/Tau family of microtubule-associated proteins.
Dehmelt L and Halpain S
Genome Biology, 6(1), 204-204 (2005)
miR-484/MAP2/c-Myc-positive regulatory loop in glioma promotes tumor-initiating properties through ERK1/2 signaling.
Yi R, et al.
Journal of Molecular Histology, 49(2) (2018)
Promotion of neuronal differentiation of neural progenitor cells by using EGFR antibody functionalized collagen scaffolds for spinal cord injury repair
Li X, et al.
Biomaterials, 34(21), 5107-5116 (2013)

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