MeCP2 (Methyl-CpG Binding Protein 2) Antibody

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Nuclear neuronal marker for use in IHC!

Protein G purified
Species Tested:
Human, Mouse, Rat
WB 1:2000IHC 1:500-1:5000ICC 1:1000-1:5000
Mouse Monoclonal
Gene Name:
Molecular Reference:
~75 kDa
Cite This Antibody:
PhosphoSolutions Cat# 1205-MeCP2, RRID:AB_2632401
Antigen/Purification: ExpandCollapse

The antigen is recombinant full length human MeCP2 expressed in and purified from E. Coli.

The antibody is protein G purified from culture supernatant.

Biological Significance: ExpandCollapse

MeCP2 (Methyl-CpG Binding Protein 2) is a chromosomal protein that binds to methylated DNA.  It can bind specifically to a single methyl-CpG pair and is not influenced by sequences flanking the methyl-CpGs.  MeCP2 has been shown to mediate transcriptional repression through interaction with histone deacetylase and the corepressor SIN3A (Nan et al., 1998).  Defects in MeCP2 are the cause of Rett syndrome (RTT) (Amir et al., 1999).  RTT is an X-linked dominant disease; it is a progressive neurologic developmental disorder and one of the most common causes of mental retardation in females.

Synonyms: ExpandCollapse

• AUTSX 3 antibody
• AUTSX3 antibody
• DKFZp686A24160 antibody
• Mbd 5 antibody
• Mbd5 antibody
• MECP 2 antibody
• MeCP 2 protein antibody
• MeCP-2 protein antibody
• Mecp2 antibody
• MECP2_HUMAN antibody
• Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (Rett syndrome) antibody
• Methyl CpG binding protein 2 antibody
• Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 antibody
• MRX 16 antibody
• MRX 79 antibody
• MRX16 antibody
• MRX79 antibody
• MRXS 13 antibody
• MRXS13 antibody
• MRXSL antibody
• PPMX antibody
• RS antibody
• RTS antibody
• RTT antibody
• WBP 10 antibody
• WBP10 antibody


100 µl in PBS + 50% glycerol +5 mM sodium azide.

For long term storage –20° C is recommended in undiluted aliquots. Stable at –20° C for at least 1 year. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

Product Specific Protocols


Rat cerebellum, free floating sections colabeled with Anti-GFAP (cat# 620-GFAP)
Rat cerebellum, free floating sections colabeled with Anti-GFAP (cat# 621-GFAP)
Rat hippocampus, colabeled with anti-adenylate cyclase III (cat#85-AC3)
Rat hippocampus

Western Blotting

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General References

Amir, R.E., Van den Veyver, I.B., Wan, M., Tran, C.Q., Francke, U. and Zoghbi, H.Y., 1999. Rett syndrome is caused by mutations in X-linked MECP2, encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2. Nature genetics, 23(2), p.185. PMID: 10508514

Nan, X., Ng, H.H., Johnson, C.A., Laherty, C.D., Turner, B.M., Eisenman, R.N. and Bird, A., 1998. Transcriptional repression by the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 involves a histone deacetylase complex. Nature, 393(6683), p.386. PMID: 9620804


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MeCP2 antibody
Western blot of mouse whole brain lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the MeCP2 protein at ~75 kDa.

Click here to view our Western blotting and lysate preparation protocols.

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