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WH0004204M1

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Monoclonal Anti-MECP2 antibody produced in mouse

clone 4B6, purified immunoglobulin, buffered aqueous solution

Synonym(s):
Anti-AUTSX3, Anti-DKFZp686A24160, Anti-MRX16, Anti-MRX79, Anti-PPMX, Anti-RTS, Anti-RTT, Anti-methyl CpG binding protein 2 (Rett syndrome)
MDL number:

biological source

mouse

Quality Level

conjugate

unconjugated

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

4B6, monoclonal

form

buffered aqueous solution

species reactivity

mouse

technique(s)

immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): suitable
indirect ELISA: suitable
western blot: 1-5 μg/mL

isotype

IgG2aκ

GenBank® accession no.

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... MECP2(4204)

General description

DNA methylation is the major modification of eukaryotic genomes and plays an essential role in mammalian development. Human proteins MECP2, MBD1, MBD2, MBD3, and MBD4 comprise a family of nuclear proteins related by the presence in each of a methyl-CpG binding domain (MBD). Each of these proteins, with the exception of MBD3, is capable of binding specifically to methylated DNA. MECP2, MBD1 and MBD2 can also repress transcription from methylated gene promoters. In contrast to other MBD family members, MECP2 is X-linked and subject to X inactivation. MECP2 is dispensible in stem cells, but is essential for embryonic development. MECP2 gene mutations are the cause of most cases of Rett syndrome, a progressive neurologic developmental disorder and one of the most common causes of mental retardation in females. (provided by RefSeq)

Immunogen

MECP2 (AAH11612, 81 a.a. ~ 170 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. MW of the GST tag alone is 26 KDa.

Sequence
PKQRRSIIRDRGPMYDDPTLPEGWTRKLKQRKSGRSAGKYDVYLINPQGKAFRSKVELIAYFEKVGDTSLDPNDFDFTVTGRGSPSRREQ

Biochem/physiol Actions

Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) plays a vital role in regulation of a wide range of genes in the hypothalamus, and aids in both activation and repression of transcription.[1] Mutation of the gene leads to a severe neurodevelopmental disorder associated with hypotonia, spasticity, severe learning disability, delayed psychomotor development, and recurrent pulmonary infections in males.[2] Impairment in the expression of MeCP2 protein results in various neurological disorders such as Rett syndrome and Autism.[3]

Physical form

Solution in phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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