• Product nameAnti-MAP2 antibody [MT-01]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [MT-01] to MAP2
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC, WB, IP, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Cow, Cat, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Thermostable fraction of bovine brain microtubules.



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
  • Application notesICC: 1/200.
    ICC/IF: Use at an assay dependent dilution (PMID 18840692).
    IF: 1/200 - 1/1000.
    IP: Use at an assay dependent dilution.
    WB: Use at an assay dependent dilution.

    Not yet tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • FunctionThe exact function of MAP2 is unknown but MAPs may stabilize the microtubules against depolymerization. They also seem to have a stiffening effect on microtubules.
    • Sequence similaritiesContains 3 Tau/MAP repeats.
    • Post-translational
      Phosphorylated at serine residues in K-X-G-S motifs by MAP/microtubule affinity-regulating kinase (MARK1 or MARK2), causing detachment from microtubules, and their disassembly (By similarity). Isoform 2 is probably phosphorylated by PKA at Ser-323, Ser-354 and Ser-386 and by FYN at Tyr-67.
    • Cellular localizationCytoplasm, cytoskeleton.
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links
    • Alternative names
      • DKFZp686I2148 antibody
      • MAP 2 antibody
      • MAP dendrite specific antibody
      • MAP-2 antibody
      • MAP2 antibody
      • MAP2A antibody
      • MAP2B antibody
      • MAP2C antibody
      • Microtubule associated protein 2 antibody
      • Microtubule-associated protein 2 antibody
      • MTAP2_HUMAN antibody
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    Anti-MAP2 antibody [MT-01] images

    • ab7756 at a dilution of 1/1000, staining MAP-2 (Alexa 488 secondary at 1/2000) on rat brain tissue (30µm thick coronal sections) in free floating IHC (see protocol link for detailed description). Images [A] and [B] show labeling of MAP-2 on cortical neuronal processes/axons using a 20x objective. [C] and [D] show labeling of MAP-2 in cortical axons observed with 40x objective. No labeling observed following omission of primary antibody.

      Sections were viewed using an Axioplan 2 Imaging microscope (Imaging Associates) fitted with 10x, 20x and 40x Plan-Neofluorobjectives (Zeiss, Germany) and images were taken using a AxioCam Hrm digital camera (Zeiss, Germany) and AxioVision software (Imaging Associates).

    • ab7756 (1/200) immunostaining MAP2 protein in mouse cortical primary cell culture.

    References for Anti-MAP2 antibody [MT-01] (ab7756)

    This product has been referenced in:
    • Maghsoodi B  et al. Retinoic acid regulates RARalpha-mediated control of translation in dendritic RNA granules during homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:16015-20 (2008). ICC/IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 18840692) »
    • Riederer BM  et al. Changes of MAP2 phosphorylation during brain development. J Histochem Cytochem 43:1269-84 (1995). Read more (PubMed: 8537643) »

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    Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
    Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
    Sample Mouse Cell (spinal cord)
    Specification spinal cord
    Fixative Paraformaldehyde
    Permeabilization No
    Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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    Submitted Mar 25 2008

    This antibody reacts with MAP2A and MAP2B form (tested on pig and mouse tissue samples. Reactivity with MAP2D on embryonal tissues has not been tested (reactivity was only tested on mouse cell line P19 in stage of neuronal differentionation). This ant...

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    This antibody has been tested and shown to cross react with cat, pig and mouse. Human has not yet been tested. I'll add this information to the datasheet.

    To our knowledge this antibody has yet to be tested in this application. We would welcome any feedback in this respect from researchers who have tried using this product.