• Product nameAnti-MUC2 antibody [B306.1]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [B306.1] to MUC2
  • SpecificityThis antibody reacts with MUC2 gene product, a secretory apomucin found in a variety of normal and neoplastic human glandular epithelia.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic MUC2 tandem repeat consensus sequence.

  • Positive control
    • Colon carcinoma



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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P 1/4000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionCoats the epithelia of the intestines, airways, and other mucus membrane-containing organs. Thought to provide a protective, lubricating barrier against particles and infectious agents at mucosal surfaces. Major constituent of both the inner and outer mucus layers of the colon and may play a role in excluding bacteria from the inner mucus layer.
  • Tissue specificityColon, small intestine, colonic tumors, bronchus, cervix and gall bladder.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 1 CTCK (C-terminal cystine knot-like) domain.
    Contains 1 TIL (trypsin inhibitory-like) domain.
    Contains 2 VWFC domains.
    Contains 4 VWFD domains.
  • Post-translational
    May undergo proteolytic cleavage in the outer mucus layer of the colon, contributing to the expanded volume and loose nature of this layer which allows for bacterial colonization in contrast to the inner mucus layer which is dense and devoid of bacteria.
    At low pH of 6 and under, undergoes autocatalytic cleavage in vitro in the N-terminal region of the fourth VWD domain. It is likely that this also occurs in vivo and is triggered by the low pH of the late secretory pathway.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted. In the intestine, secreted into the inner and outer mucus layers.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Intestinal mucin 2 antibody
    • Intestinal mucin-2 antibody
    • MLP antibody
    • MUC 2 antibody
    • MUC-2 antibody
    • Muc2 antibody
    • MUC2_HUMAN antibody
    • Mucin 2 antibody
    • Mucin 2 intestinal antibody
    • Mucin 2 intestinal/tracheal antibody
    • Mucin 2 oligomeric mucus/gel forming antibody
    • Mucin 2 precursor antibody
    • Mucin 2 tracheal antibody
    • Mucin like protein antibody
    • Mucin-2 antibody
    • Mucin2 antibody
    • SMUC antibody
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Anti-MUC2 antibody [B306.1] images

  • Ab7848 staining human normal colon. Staining is localised to the membrane.
    Left panel: with primary antibody diluted 1:4000. Right panel: isotype control.
    Sections were stained using an automated system DAKO Autostainer Plus , at room temperature. Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3-in-1 AR buffer EDTA pH 9.0 in a DAKO PT Link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 minutes. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS), then incubated with primary antibody for 20 minutes, and detected with Dako Envision Flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that for manual staining we recommend to optimize the primary antibody concentration and incubation time (overnight incubation), and amplification may be required.

References for Anti-MUC2 antibody [B306.1] (ab7848)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Fishbein TM  et al. Rejection reversibly alters enteroendocrine cell renewal in the transplanted small intestine. Am J Transplant 9:1620-8 (2009). IHC-Fr ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 19519821) »

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Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Western blot
Sample Rat Tissue lysate - whole (GI)
Loading amount 50 µg
Specification GI
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step proprietary as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 0% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Sep 27 2007

Thank you for contacting us with your enquiry. The SwissProt database links on the datasheets for these two antibodies give some information on the tissue expression of Muc1 and muc2. Muc 2 (ab7848) is expressed in Colon, small intestine, colon...

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