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HPA005533 Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-MEF2C antibody produced in rabbit

Antibody Enhanced Validation

Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous glycerol solution

Synonym: Anti-Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C antibody produced in rabbit



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product line   Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies
conjugate   unconjugated
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   immunofluorescence: 0.25-2 μg/mL
  immunohistochemistry: 1:50-1:200
  western blot: 0.04-0.4 μg/mL
species reactivity   human
enhanced validation   orthogonal RNAseq
recombinant expression
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form   buffered aqueous glycerol solution
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   −20°C
packaging   antibody small pack of 25 μL
antibody form   affinity isolated antibody
Quality Level   100
antibody product type   primary antibodies
UniProt accession no.   Q06413
Gene Information   human ... MEF2C(4208)


General description

MEF2C (myocyte enhancer factor 2C) belongs to Myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) protein family, which in turn belongs to a family of transcriptional regulators called MADS (MCMI, agamous, deficiens, serum response factor)-box. Four different forms of MEF2 protein are found in vertebrates, namely, MEF2A, MEF2B, MEF2C, and MEF2D. MEF2C is predominantly expressed in brain and skeletal muscle. It shares the common DNA-binding and dimerization domain present at the N-terminal, with other MEF2 proteins. Alternative splicing produces two MEF2C variants, which lack α exon. These MEF2Cα- are ubiquitously expressed, but at a lower level than MEF2Cα+ variants. MEF2Cα- variants are also less expressed in other tissues, as opposed to brain and heart. Alternative splicing also produces either MEF2Cγ+ or MEF2Cγ- isoforms. MEF2Cγ- is the major isoform expressed in differentiating myocytes and adult tissues. MEF2C is mapped to chromosome 5q14.3.


Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)


Anti-MEF2C antibody is suitable for chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP).
Anti-MEF2C antibody produced in rabbit, a Prestige Antibody, is developed and validated by the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project (www.proteinatlas.org). Each antibody is tested by immunohistochemistry against hundreds of normal and disease tissues. These images can be viewed on the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) site by clicking on the Image Gallery link. The antibodies are also tested using immunofluorescence and western blotting. To view these protocols and other useful information about Prestige Antibodies and the HPA, visit sigma.com/prestige.

Applications in which this antibody has been used successfully, and the associated peer-reviewed papers, are given below.
Immunohistochemistry (1 paper)

Physical form

Solution in phosphate-buffered saline, pH 7.2, containing 40% glycerol and 0.02% sodium azide


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Biochem/physiol Actions

MEF2C (myocyte enhancer factor 2C) belongs to the family of transcription factors, which regulate gene expression in myocytes, neurons and lymphocytes. BMK1 phosphorylates and activates MEF2C. Serum also induces BMK1-induced phosphorylation of MEF2C, and thus, MEF2C plays a role in serum-dependent early gene expression via BMK1 pathway. Lipopolysaccharides produced during microbial infection activate this protein via phosphorylation by p38. This induces c-jun transcription, which plays a role in inflammation. MEF2C plays a part in neuronal differentiation, as it is expressed in cortical plate, during early development. It is also expressed in neurons having a preference to mature cerebrocortex layers II, IV and VI. MEF2C contributes to early pathogenesis of Parkinson′s disease, as the disruption of MEF2C- PGC1α pathway, leads to neuronal apoptosis due to mitochondrial dysfunction. It is a part of Wnt pathway, and hence plays a role in control of bone mass and turnover.

Features and Benefits

Prestige Antibodies® are highly characterized and extensively validated antibodies with the added benefit of all available characterization data for each target being accessible via the Human Protein Atlas portal linked just below the product name at the top of this page. The uniqueness and low cross-reactivity of the Prestige Antibodies® to other proteins are due to a thorough selection of antigen regions, affinity purification, and stringent selection. Prestige antigen controls are available for every corresponding Prestige Antibody and can be found in the linkage section.

Every Prestige Antibody is tested in the following ways:
• IHC tissue array of 44 normal human tissues and 20 of the most common cancer type tissues.
• Protein array of 364 human recombinant protein fragments.


Corresponding Antigen APREST79903.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles


Antibody Basics

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Prestige Antibody® Immunofluorescence Procedure

Prestige Antibodies® have been used for subcellular localization studies by immunocytochemistry (ICC) - immunofluorescence (IF) using the protocol described below. In addition to the primary antibodi...
Keywords: Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Immunostaining, Sample preparations

Prestige Antibody® Immunohistochemistry Procedure

Prestige Antibodies® developed for immunohistochemistry based expression profiling are recommended to be used according to the standard IHC staining protocol described below.
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Prestige Antibody® Protein Immunoblotting Procedure

Prestige Antibodies® recommended for Western Blot are recommended to be used according to the standard WB protocol described below. Western blot standard protocol optimized for
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Prestige Antigens™-Blocking Protocol

Prestige Antigens and the corresponding Prestige Antibodies are recommended to be used according to the standard blocking protocol described below.
Keywords: Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Immunostaining, Titrations, Western blot

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