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Anti-5-Methylcytosine Antibody

Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Host Sheep
Clonality Polyclonal
Isotype Polyclonal IgG
Additional Information
Other Species Rat
Purification Antiserum to 5-MeC was raised by repeated immunisation of sheep with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG was prepared by affinity chromatography.
Immunogen Keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) conjugated 5-methylcytosine.
Shelf Life 18 months from date of despatch.
Target/Specificity 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 (Heet 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 (Morganet 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 (Pfeiferet al.2005).Sheep Anti-5-MeC is reported as suitable for use in immunocytochemistry.
Preservative & Stabilisers Preservative Free
Storage Store at -20℃ only.
PrecautionsAnti-5-Methylcytosine Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
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1. Hiura, H. et al. (2010) A tripartite paternally methylated region within the Gpr1-Zdbf2 imprinted domain on mouse chromosome 1 identified by meDIP-on-chip.
Nucleic Acids Res. 38 (15): 4929-45. 2. Pontes, O. et al. (2009) RNA polymerase V functions in Arabidopsis interphase heterochromatin organization independently of the 24-nt siRNA-directed DNA methylation pathway.
Mol Plant. 2: 700-10.

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