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Anti-CNPase Antibody, clone 11-5B

clone 11-5B, Chemicon®, from mouse

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, CI-CN, Primary Antibodies
clone   11-5B, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunocytochemistry: suitable
  immunohistochemistry: suitable (paraffin)
  immunohistochemistry: suitable
  western blot: suitable
species reactivity   rabbit, canine, rat, human, bovine, sheep, pig, mouse
shipped in   wet ice
isotype   IgG1
Quality Level   100
antibody product type   primary antibodies
mfr. no.   Chemicon®
NCBI accession no.   NM_033133.4
UniProt accession no.   P09543


General description

The enzyme 2′, 3′-cyclic nucleotide 3′-phosphodi-esterase (CNP) is expressed at high levels by oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system and by Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system (Sprinkle, 1989). By virtue of this cell-specific expression, CNP is recognized as a characteristic marker for these two myelin-producing glial cell types (Sprinkle, 1989; Kim et al., 1984; Sheedlo & Sprinkle, 1984; McMorris et al., 1984). Beyond its enzymatic activity of cleaving the 2′, 3′-cyclic terminus of nucleotides (Sprinkle, 1989), the physiological role of CNP is still under investigation. CNP activity has been correlated with myelin and myelin formation, and a dramatic decrease in CNP activity is associated with demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (Sprinkle, 1989). This enzyme is composed of two proteins, CNP1 (46 kD) and CNP2 (48 kD) (Sprinkle, 1989; Sprinkle et al., 1987). Although the ratio of CNP1/CNP2 may vary from species to species, their shared primary sequence is conserved phyIogenetically. CNP has recently been localized to human chromosome 17 by amplification of somatic cell hybrid DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and by Southern blotting of Hind Ill genomic DNA digests (Sprinkle et al., 1991). Since anti-CNP reacts with a highly conserved region of the enzyme, it can be considered as pan-anti-CNP (Sprinkle et al., 1987). Anti-CNP can be used as a marker to identify Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes in cell cuIture and in tissue sections, as well as to localize CNP in cell membrane fractions. As CNP is expressed relatively early in postnatal development, anti-CNP is especially useful for the early identification of oligodendrocytes.


Anti-CNP reacts with both CNP1 and CNP2 in many species.


Purified human 2’, 3’-cyclic nucleotide 3’-phosphodiesterase


A previous lot of this antibody was used in IH (10 μg/mL antibody, prepared fresh daily).

A previous lot of this antibody was used in IC (10 μg/mL antibody, prepared fresh daily).

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.

This Anti-CNPase Antibody, clone 11-5B is validated for use in IC, IH, IH(P), WB for the detection of CNPase.

Target description

48 & 46 kDa

Physical form

Format: Purified

Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1 in buffer containing 0.02M Phosphate buffer, pH 7.6, 0.25M NaCl with 0.1% sodium azide.

Legal Information

CHEMICON is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


Evaluated by Western Blot on Mouse brain lysates.

Western Blotting Analysis:
1:500 dilution of this antibody detected CNPASE 1/2 on 10 µg of Mouse brain lysates.

Analysis Note

Oligodendrocyte culture, Brain lysate

Other Notes

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
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