This Antibody was verified by Relative expression to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
This antibody is specific to MAP2a and MAP2b, and will not cross-react with MAP1, MAP5, tubulin or tau. This clone reacts with dendrites and cell bodies of neurons but not with the neuronal processes. It does not react with the low MW form (70 kDa, MAP2c). The epitope has been mapped to aa 997-1332.
The molecular weight of the doublet is ~280 kDa.
For IHC staining, formalin-fixed tissues must be boiled in a 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min. Recommened positive controls include human glioblastoma T98G cells or brain tissue.
MAP2 (Microtubule Associated Protein 2) exists in two high molecular weight forms (MAP2a and MAP2b) and a low molecular weight form. The expression of MAP2 is developmentally regulated and its multiple forms arise by alternative splicing of a single gene. MAP2 is involved in microtubule assembly, which is an essential step in neurogenesis. The products of similar genes in rat and mouse are neuron-specific cytoskeletal proteins that are enriched in dendrites, implicating a role in determining and stabilizing dendritic shape during neuron development. MAP2 is useful in studies of neuron structure in normal and malignant brain tissue as well as in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
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Protein Aliases: AC091465.1; DKFZp686I2148; MAP-2; map-2a; map2ab; Microtubule-associated protein 2; OTTHUMP00000163916; OTTHUMP00000208143
Gene Aliases: MAP2; MAP2A; MAP2B; MAP2C
UniProt ID: (Human) P11137
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4133