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M6818 Sigma-Aldrich

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 antibody produced in mouse

clone Mec-168, purified immunoglobulin, buffered aqueous solution



Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Antibodies for Cell Biology, Antibodies for Epigenetics, Antibodies for Epigenetics and Nuclear Signaling,
conjugate   unconjugated
clone   Mec-168, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunocytochemistry: suitable
  indirect ELISA: suitable
  microarray: suitable
  western blot: 0.1-0.2 μg/mL using nuclear cell extract of cultured Jurkat, human acute T cell leukemia cells, or cultured MCF7 human breast carcinoma.
species reactivity   rat, mouse, human
mol wt   antigen ~75 kDa
form   buffered aqueous solution
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
packaging   antibody small pack of 25 μL
antibody form   purified immunoglobulin
isotype   IgG1
Quality Level   200
antibody product type   primary antibodies
UniProt accession no.   P51608
Gene Information   human ... MECP2(4204)
mouse ... Mecp2(17257)
rat ... Mecp2(29386)


General description

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the Mec-168 hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells (NS1) and splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the C- terminus of human MeCP2. Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is the first methyl-CpG-binding protein to be isolated. This protein contains a methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) and a transcriptional repression domain (TRD).


synthetic peptide corresponding to the C-terminus (amino acids 471-486) of human MeCP2.


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

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 antibody produced in mouse has been used in:
• immunoblotting
• immunoprecipitation
• immunostaining
• enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
• immunocytochemistry
• western blot (0.1-0.2 μg/mL using nuclear cell extract of cultured Jurkat, human acute T cell leukemia cells, or cultured MCF7 human breast carcinoma)

Physical form

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


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) deacetylase (HDAC) repressive machinery via recruitment of the Sin 3A corepressor, thus removing acetyl groups from histones and consequently, silencing genes. Antibodies reacting specifically with MeCP2 may be used for studying chromatin remodeling effects on gene expression.

Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is a transcription modulator that binds methylated DNA. This protein regulates neuronal functions and central nervous system development. Alterations in MeCP2 have been associated with neurological diseases such as MECP2 duplication syndrome and Rett syndrome

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

Immunoglobulins (Igs) are produced by B lymphocytes and secreted into plasma. The Ig molecule in monomeric form is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 150 kDa that is shaped more ...
Keywords: Affinity chromatography, Centrifugation, Chromatography, Digestions, Direct immunofluorescence, Gene expression, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunofluorescence, Ion Exchange, Microscopy, Precipitation, Purification, Rheumatology, Scanning electron microscopy


Western Blot Protocol | Immunoblotting Protocol

Western Blotting refers to the electrophoretic transfer of proteins from sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gels to sheets of PVDF or nitrocellullose membrane, followed by immunodetection of prote...
Keywords: AGE, Buffers, Cell disruption, Detection methods, Detergents, Dialysis, Electroblotting, Electrophoresis, Enzyme activity, Gel electrophoresis, Immunoprecipitation, PAGE, Protein extraction, Purification, Sample preparations, Western blot

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