Description: The monoclonal antibody AP20 recognizes the high molecular weight isoforms of microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP2a and MAP2b) of human, rat, mouse, bovine, chicken, and xenopus. MAP2 belongs to a family of heat-stable phosphoproteins that are differentially expressed during brain development. MAP2 expression is localized to the cell body and dendrites of neurons and is involved in stabilizing microtubules by crosslinking with intermediate filaments. Expression of MAP2 is commonly used as a neural marker given that its expression becomes more pronounced with neuronal maturation.
Applications Reported: This AP20 antibody has been reported for use in immunohistochemical staining of frozen tissue sections, immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections, microscopy, and immunocytochemistry.
Applications Tested: This AP20 antibody has been tested by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded human tissue using high or low antigen retrieval at less than or equal to 5 µg/mL. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Filter Recommendation: When using this eFluor® 570 antibody conjugate, we recommend a filter that will capture the 570 emission wavelength (for example, Excitation 545/25, 565LP, Emission 605/70). A standard Alexa Fluor® 555 or TRITC filter is acceptable.
c-maf is the cellular counterpart of oncogenic v-maf that belongs to the family of basic region leucine zipper domain transcription factors. The leucine-zipper domain is involved in the interaction with LRPICD. There are two forms of human c-maf mRNA, c-maf-long and c-maf-short. It is identified in the genome of the acute transforming avian retrovirus AS42. c-maf targets are IL-4 in Th2 cells, the crystalline genes in lens fiber cells, insulin gene in islet , p53 and L7 where it exerts its transcriptional role through binding to a Maf recognition element (MARE). It regulates Th2 differentiation and lineage-specific hematopoiesis. c-maf is a transcription factor for IL-10 gene expression in LPS-activated macrophages. Chromosomal aberration involving maf is found in some forms of multiple myeloma. It is expressed in myeloma cell lines and resting monocytes/macrophages.
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