• Product nameAnti-MEF2C antibody [4B10]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [4B10] to MEF2C
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, Flow Cyt, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein corresponding to Human MEF2C.

  • Positive control
    • HEK293T cell lysate transfected with pCMV6-ENTRY MEF2C cDNA;COS7 cells transiently transfected by pCMV6-ENTRY MEF2C; HeLa and Jurkat cells.



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

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/500. Predicted molecular weight: 51 kDa.
Flow Cyt 1/100. ab170190-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
ICC/IF 1/100.


  • FunctionTranscription activator which binds specifically to the MEF2 element present in the regulatory regions of many muscle-specific genes. Controls cardiac morphogenesis and myogenesis, and is also involved in vascular development. Plays an essential role in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory by suppressing the number of excitatory synapses and thus regulating basal and evoked synaptic transmission. Crucial for normal neuronal development, distribution, and electrical activity in the neocortex. Necessary for proper development of megakaryocytes and platelets and for bone marrow B lymphopoiesis. Required for B-cell survival and proliferation in response to BCR stimulation, efficient IgG1 antibody responses to T-cell-dependent antigens and for normal induction of germinal center B cells. May also be involved in neurogenesis and in the development of cortical architecture (By similarity). Isoform 3 and isoform 4, which lack the repressor domain, are more active than isoform 1 and isoform 2.
  • Tissue specificityExpressed in brain and skeletal muscle.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in MEF2C are the cause of mental retardation-stereotypic movements-epilepsy and/or cerebral malformations (MRSME) [MIM:613443]. It is a disorder characterized by severe mental retardation, absent speech, hypotonia, poor eye contact and stereotypic movements. Dysmorphic features include high broad forehead with variable small chin, short nose with anteverted nares, large open mouth, upslanted palpebral fissures and prominent eyebrows. Some patients have seizures.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the MEF2 family.
    Contains 1 MADS-box domain.
    Contains 1 Mef2-type DNA-binding domain.
  • Developmental stageExpression is highest during the early stages of postnatal development, at later stages levels greatly decrease.
  • DomainThe beta domain, missing in a number of isoforms, is required for enhancement of transcriptional activity.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylation on Ser-59 enhances DNA binding activity (By similarity). Phosphorylation on Ser-396 is required for Lys-391 sumoylation and inhibits transcriptional activity.
    Acetylated by p300 on several sites in diffentiating myocytes. Acetylation on Lys-4 increases DNA binding and transactivation.
    Sumoylated on Lys-391 by SUMO2 but not by SUMO1 represses transcriptional activity.
    Proteolytically cleaved in cerebellar granule neurons, probably by caspase 7, following neurotoxicity. Preferentially cleaves the CDK5-mediated hyperphosphorylated form which leads to neuron apoptosis and transcriptional inactivation.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • C5DELq14.3 antibody
    • DEL5q14.3 antibody
    • MADS box transcription enhancer factor 2 polypeptide C (myocyte enhancer factor 2C) antibody
    • MADS box transcription enhancer factor 2, polypeptide C antibody
    • MEF2C antibody
    • MEF2C_HUMAN antibody
    • Myocyte enhancer factor 2C antibody
    • Myocyte specific enhancer factor 2C antibody
    • Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000222409 antibody
    • Similar to MADS box transcription enhancer factor 2 polypeptide C antibody
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Anti-MEF2C antibody [4B10] images

  • ab118406 at 1/100 dilution staining MEF2C in COS7 cells transiently transfected by pCMV6-ENTRY MEF2C by Immunofluorescence.
  • ab118406 at 1/100 dilution staining MEF2C in HeLa cells by Flow cytometry (Red) compared to a nonspecific negative control antibody (Blue).
  • ab118406 at 1/100 dilution staining MEF2C in Jurkat cells by Flow cytometry (Red) compared to a nonspecific negative control antibody (Blue).
  • All lanes : Anti-MEF2C antibody [4B10] (ab118406) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : HEK293T cell lysate transfected with pCMV6-ENTRY control cDNA
    Lane 2 : HEK293T cell lysate transfected with pCMV6-ENTRY MEF2C cDNA

    Lysates/proteins at 5 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size : 51 kDa
    HEK293T cell lysates were generated from transient transfection of the cDNA clone (RC220584)

References for Anti-MEF2C antibody [4B10] (ab118406)

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  • McGirt LY  et al. miR-223 Regulates Cell Growth and Targets Proto-Oncogenes in Mycosis Fungoides/Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. J Invest Dermatol N/A:N/A (2013). Human . Read more (PubMed: 24304814) »

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