07-013 Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-MeCP2 Antibody

Use Anti-MeCP2 Antibody (rabbit polyclonal antibody) validated in WB to detect MeCP2 also known as MeCP-2 protein, mental retardation X-linked 16, mental retardation X-linked 79, methyl CpG binding protein 2.

Synonym: MeCP-2 protein, mental retardation, X-linked 16, mental retardation, X-linked 79, methyl CpG binding protein 2, methyl CpG binding protein 2 (Rett syndrome)

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, MB-ME, Primary Antibodies
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   western blot: suitable
species reactivity   mouse, rat, rat, mouse
shipped in   ambient
isotype   IgG
antibody product type   primary antibodies
Quality Level   100
mfr. no.   Upstate®
NCBI accession no.   NP_004983
UniProt accession no.   P51608


General description

NA methyltransferases methylate the 5-position of cytosine in the context of CpG dinucleotides. DNA methylation is crucial for normal embryonic development, imprinting, and X chromosome inactivation. Methyl CpG binding proteins (MeCPs) specifically recognize methylated regions of DNA and repress transcription both directly and by association with known corepressor proteins which include members of the histone deacetylase protein families.


Predicted to cross-react with human based on the conservation of the immunogenic sequence.

Recognizes MeCP2, Mr 75 kDa. A protein at ~75 kDa was also observed in HeLa nuclear extract. This protein was competed by pre-incubation of the antibody with the immunogenic peptide, suggesting that some HeLa strains contain MeCP2 or a related protein, contrary to a previous report.


KLH-conjugated, synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 465-478 of mouse MeCP2 (C-PRPNREEPVDSRTP) with an N-terminal cysteine added for conjugation purposes.


Research Category
Epigenetics & Nuclear Function

Research Sub Category

Target description

~75 kDa observed

Physical form

Format: Purified

Protein A Purfied

Purified rabbit polyclonal IgG in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-glycine, pH 7.4, 0.15 M NaCl, 0.05% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.


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Evaluated by Western Blot on Mouse Brain lysates.

Analysis Note

Mouse Brain lysate.

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

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