This Antibody was verified by Relative expression to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
In Western blot, this antibody detects a band at approximately 120 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 102 kDa).
Staining of formalin-fixed tissues is enhanced by boiling tissue sections in 10 mM sodium citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min.
Suggested positive control: antigen standard for DNMT3A (transient overexpression lysate), transfected cell lysate (WB), HeLa cells (ICC).
Methylation of DNA at cytosine residues plays an important role in regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting and is essential for mammalian development. Hypermethylation of CpG islands in tumor suppressor genes or hypomethylation of bulk genomic DNA may be linked with development of cancer. To date, 3 families of mammalian DNA methyltransferase genes have been identified which include Dnmt1, Dnmt2 and Dnmt3. Dnmt1 is constitutively expressed in proliferating cells and inactivation of this gene causes global demethylation of genomic DNA and embryonic lethality. Dnmt2 is expressed at low levels in adult tissues and its inactivation does not affect DNA methylation or maintenance of methylation. The Dnmt3 family members, Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b, are strongly expressed in ES cells but their expression is down regulated in differentiating ES cells and is low in adult somatic tissue. Recently, it has been shown that naturally occurring mutations of Dnmt3b gene occurs in patients with a rare autosomal recessive disorder, termed ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric instability, and facial anomalies) syndrome.
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Protein Aliases: DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 3A; DNA (cytosine-5-)-methyltransferase 3 alpha; DNA cytosine methyltransferase 3A2; DNA methyltransferase HsaIIIA; DNA methyltransferase MmuIIIA; DNA MTase HsaIIIA; DNA MTase MmuIIIA; Dnmt3a; DNMT3A2; M.HsaIIIA
Gene Aliases: DNMT3A; DNMT3A2; M.HsaIIIA; MmuIIIA; TBRS