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M2320 Sigma-Aldrich

Monoclonal Anti-MAP2 (2a+2b) antibody produced in mouse

~2 mg/mL, clone AP-20, purified immunoglobulin, buffered aqueous solution

Synonym: Anti-Microtubule Associated Protein 2

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Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Antibodies against Proteins/Bioactives/Markers/Receptors for Stem Cell Biology, Antibodies for Cell Biology, Antibodies for Neural Stem Cells,
conjugate   unconjugated
clone   AP-20, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunocytochemistry: suitable
  microarray: suitable
  western blot: 1-3 μg/mL using rat brain preparation or rat cerebral cortex extract
species reactivity   Xenopus, bovine, human, mouse, rat, aquatic salamander, quail
mol wt   apparent mol wt 280 kDa
form   buffered aqueous solution
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
antibody form   purified immunoglobulin
isotype   IgG1
antibody product type   primary antibodies
concentration   ~2 mg/mL
UniProt accession no.   P11137
Gene Information   human ... MAP2(4133)
mouse ... Mtap2(17756)
rat ... Map2(25595)

Description

General description

MAP2 is the major microtubule associated protein of brain tissue. There are three forms of MAP2; two are similarily sized with apparent molecular weights of 280 kDa (MAP2a and MAP2b) 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 when neurons have reached their mature morphology. MAP2 is degraded by a Cathepsin D like protease in the brain of aged rats. There is some indication that MAP2 is expressed at higher levels in some types of neurons than in others. 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.

Monoclonal Anti-MAP2 specificity was established by an immunoblot. The antibody localizes the high molecular weight forms of MAP2, namely MAP2a and MAP2b, but shows no reactivity with MAP2c. No crossreactivity is observed with MAP1, MAP5, tubulin, or tau (t). The antibody reacts with human, bovine, rat, mouse, Xenopus, salamander, and quail tissue or cells by immunocytochemical techniques utilizing either a fluorescent or peroxidase label, or by immunohistochemistry.

Immunogen

bovine MAP2

Application

Mouse monoclonal clone AP-20 anti-MAP2 (2a+2b) antibody is used to tag MAP2 for detection and quantitation by Western blotting and immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques. It is used as a probe to determine the roles of MAP2a and MAP2b in cell signaling especially in neural tissues.

Physical form

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

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