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M7443 Sigma-Aldrich

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 antibody produced in mouse

clone Men-8, purified immunoglobulin, buffered aqueous solution



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conjugate   unconjugated
clone   Men-8, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunocytochemistry: suitable
  indirect ELISA: suitable
  microarray: suitable
  western blot: 1-2 μg/test using nuclear extract of cultured human acute T cell leukemia Jurkat cells or MCF7 cells
species reactivity   human, monkey, rat, mouse
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

Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) possesses a methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) and a transcriptional repression domain.

Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the Men-8 hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells (NS1) and splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus of human MeCP2.


synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus (amino acids 15-30) of human MeCP2.


Monoclonal Anti-MeCP2 antibody has been used:
• in western blotting
• in immunoblotting
• in flow cytometry
• in immunohistofluorescence
• in immunocytochemistry

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline 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

MeCP2 (methyl-CpG binding protein 2) silences transcription by recruiting the histone deacetylase (HDAC) repressive machinery via recruitment of the Sin 3A corepressor, thus removing acetyl groups from histones and consequently, silencing genes.

Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) has been shown be crucial for brain development. It part of the methyl-CpG-binding proteins, which are involved in repression of gene expression by binding to methylated DNA. Mutations in the gene encoding MeCP2 have been associated with Rett syndrome (RTT).

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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Western Blot Protocol | Immunoblotting Protocol

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