5-Methylcytosine Antibody

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  • Sheep anti 5-Methylcytosine:Preservative Free
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  • Product Type
    Polyclonal Antibody
  • Isotype
    Polyclonal IgG
1 Formats Available
    Product CodeApplicationsDatasheetMSDSPack SizeList PriceQuantity
    AHP1826ZC*, IF, IP, P*, WBdatasheet pdfdatasheet pdf0.1 mg
    Secondary Antibodies
    Negative Isotype Controls
    Useful Reagents
    Positive Controls
    Histology Controls
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    • Sheep Anti 5-Methylcytosine (5-MeC) recognizes the methylated form of cytosine (C), an epigenetic modification catalyzed by DNA methyltransferases resulting in the attachment of a methyl group to carbon 5. This modification alters the structure of cytosine but not its base-pairing properties. The timing and function of cytosine methylation varies amongst species with roles in such processing events as transcription and recombination. For example, in mammals, methylation occuring during early development and emrbyogensis functions in X chromosome inactivation and gene imprinting, wherease in plants, DNA methylation occurs later and affects genomic stability through silencing of transposable elements (He et al. 2011).

      The deamination of 5-MeC results in the formation of thymine (T) instead of uracil. Since thymine is not recognized by DNA repair enzymes, cytosine to thymine conversions can cause transition mutations. The most frequent mutations in human genetic diseases are those involving C to T transitions occurring at CG sites (Morgan et al. 2004). Another type of mutation involving 5-MeC involves the formation of pyrimidine dimers. Upon exposure to sunlight, pyrimidine dimers form preferentially at dipyrimidine sequences containing 5-MeC, a mutation frequently seen in human skin cancers (Pfeifer et al. 2005).

      Sheep Anti-5-MeC is reported as suitable for use in immunocytochemistry.
    • Intended Use
    • Target Species
    • Species Cross-Reactivity
      Target SpeciesCross Reactivity
      N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
    • Product Form
      Purified IgG - liquid
    • Reconstitution
    • Preparation
    • Antiserum Preparation
      Antiserum to 5-MeC was raised by repeated immunisation of sheep with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG was prepared by affinity chromatography.
    • Preservative Stabilisers
      None present
    • Immunogen
      Keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) conjugated 5-methylcytosine.
    • Purity
    • Approx. Protein Concentrations
      IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
    • Reagents In The Kit
    • Preparing The Antibody
    • Test Principle
    • Buffer Solution
      Phosphate buffered saline
    • Storage
      Store at -20oC only.
      Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
      This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
    • Shelf Life
      18 months from date of despatch.
    • Acknowledgements
    • Regulatory
      For research purposes only
    • This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.

    • Application NameYesNoMin DilutionMax Dilution
      Western Blotting1:1000
      Immunohistology - Frozen(1)10ug/ml
      Immunohistology - Paraffin(2)10ug/ml
      Using a fixation step in cold methanol for 30 minutes followed by immersion in 0.007 M NaOH for 10-15 seconds allows staining with the simultaneous detection of nuclear cytoplasmic and membrane components, as well as preservation of morphological detail.
      * Using a fixation step in cold methanol for 30 minutes followed by immersion in 0.007 M NaOH for 10-15 seconds allows staining with the simultaneous detection of nuclear cytoplasmic and membrane components, as well as preservation of morphological detail.

    • Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
    • Technical Advice
    • Recommended Protocol
    • ELISA
    • Immunohistology
    • Histology Positive Control Tissue
    • Immunofluorescence
    • Western Blotting
    • Instructions For Use

    Additional 5-Methylcytosine Antibody Formats

    Formats Applications Sizes available
    5-Methylcytosine Antibody : Preservative Free C*, IF, IP, P*, WB 0.1 mg
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