Microtubule Associated Protein 2C/D Antibody

Catalog #: 1101-MAP2C Categories: , , Datasheet:


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Excellent marker for studying neuronal development!

Protein G Purified
Rat, Mouse, Human, Bovine
WB 1:5,000IF 1:2,500IHC 1:2,500
Mouse Monoclonal
Gene Name:
Molecular Reference:
~ 70 kDa
Cite This Antibody:
PhosphoSolutions Cat# 1101-MAP2C, RRID:AB_2571638
Antigen/Purification: ExpandCollapse

The antigen is a full length recombinant human MAP2D protein.

The antibody is Protein G purified.

Biological Significance: ExpandCollapse

Microtubules are 25nm diameter protein rods found in most kinds of eukaryotic cells. Microtubules are associated with a family of proteins called microtubule associated proteins (MAPs), which includes the protein (tau) and a group of proteins referred to as MAP1, MAP2, MAP3, MAP4 and MAP5 (Kindler & Gardner 1994). MAP2 is made up of two ~280 kDa bands referred to as MAP2a and MAP2b. A third lower molecular weight form, MAP2C and MAP2D, corresponds to a pair of protein bands running at ~70 kDa on SDS-PAGE gels. All these MAP2 forms are derived from a single gene by alternate transcription, and all share a C-terminal sequence which includes either three or four microtubule binding peptide sequences, which are very similar to those found in the related microtubule binding protein (tau). MAP2 isoforms are expressed only in neuronal cells and specifically in the perikarya and dendrites of these cells. MAP2C and MAP2D are expressed earlier in development than the MAP2a and MAP2b isoforms, so that this antibody is a more useful marker of neuronal development. MAP2 has been recently shown to be the specific receptor for the neurosteroid pregnenolone (FontaineLenore V. et al., 2006).


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

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

General References

Kindler S, Gardner CC (1994) Four repeat MAP2 isoforms in human and rat brain. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 26(1-2):218-224.

Fontaine-Lenore V, Chambraud B, Fellous A, David S, Duchossoy Y, Baulieu EE, Robel P (2006) Microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) is a neurosteroid. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(12):4711-6.

Microtubule Associated Protein 2C/D Antibody
Western blot of neonatal rat brain lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the ~70 kDa MAP2C/D proteins and the ~280 kDa MAP2A/B proteins.
Microtubule Associated Protein 2C/D Antibody
Immunostaining of mixed neuron/glial cultures showing specific cytoplasmic labeling of dendrites and perikarya of neuronal cells in red with anti-MAP2C/D and astrocyte and fibroblast labeling (green) with anti-vimentin (cat# 2105-VIM).

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