Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [RM231] to 5-methylcytosine (5-mC)
- Suitable for: MeDIP, ELISA, IHC-P, Flow Cyt, ICC, Dot blot
Product nameAnti-5-methylcytosine (5-mC) antibody [RM231]
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [RM231] to 5-methylcytosine (5-mC)
Specificityab214727 reacts to 5-methylcytosine in both single-stranded and double-stranded DNA. No cross reactivity with non-methylated cytosine and hydroxymethylcytosine in DNA.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: MeDIP, ELISA, IHC-P, Flow Cyt, ICC, Dot blotmore details
Chemical/ Small Molecule corresponding to 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) conjugated to Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA).
- HeLa cells.
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferPreservative: 0.09% Sodium azide
Constituents: 50% Glycerol (glycerin, glycerine), 1% BSA, 48% PBS
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PurityProtein A purified
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab214727 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|MeDIP||Use a concentration of 0.2 - 2 µg/ml.|
|ELISA||Use a concentration of 0.1 - 3 µg/ml.|
|IHC-P||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
|Flow Cyt||Use a concentration of 0.5 - 2 µg/ml.|
|ICC||Use a concentration of 0.5 - 2 µg/ml.|
|Dot blot||Use a concentration of 0.5 - 2 µg/ml.|
FormThe native context of double-stranded DNA may obstruct antibody binding to 5-methylcytosine. For successful detection of 5-methylcytosine, we recommend that the DNA is denatured to make the nucleotides accessible for the antibody. Denaturing methods vary depending on each application.
- 5 m C antibody
- 5 mC antibody
- 5 me C antibody
Immunocytochemical analysis of HeLa cells using two different fixation/denaturation conditions and ab214727 at 2 μg/mL dilution (red); actin filaments have been labeled with fluorescein phalloidin (green), and nuclei stained with DAPI (blue).
Chromatin denaturation is required to expose the epitopes in DNA and allow the antibody to efficiently detect 5mC. Stronger denaturing conditions such as HCl (bottom panels) will result in enhanced nuclear staining compared to weaker denaturing conditions such as acetic acid (HAc, top panels).
However, stronger denaturants such as using HCl may alter or degrade other molecules and intracellular structures, which can be problematic for experiments involving multi-color staining or looking at subcellular morphology. For those experiments we would suggest using weaker denaturants such as HAc.
Direct ELISA of HeLa cell genomic DNA using anti-5-mC antibody (RM231). The plate was directly coated with different concentrations of genomic DNA isolated from HeLa cells. 1 ug/mL or 3 ug/mL of ab214727 was used as the primary antibody, and a HRP conjugated anti-rabbit IgG as the secondary antibody.
MeDIP was performed using anti-5-mC antibody (RM231) at a 2:1 DNA:Ab ratio. 1 ng of unmethylated, 5-Methylcytosine (5-mC) or 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) DNA standard (897 bp) was spiked in 1ug of genomic DNA isolated from HeLa cells as the control. Realtime PCR was then performed to determine the capture of DNA standard as in % of input.
Dot blot of double stranded DNA using ab214727 at 0.5 ug/mL. The membrane was
pre-spotted with 50, 5, and 0.5 ng/dot of double stranded
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) DNA, 5-Methylcytosine
(5-mC) DNA, and unmethylated DNA. The pre-spotted
membrane was then blotted with ab214727.
ELISA of single stranded DNA using ab214727 in a serial dilution. The plate was coated
with streptavidin and then biotinylated single stranded
unmethylated DNA, 5-Methylcytosine (5-mC) DNA, and
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) DNA. Secondary antibody: alkaline phosphatase conjugated anti-rabbit IgG
ab214727 staining 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) in human brain tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was blocked with 5% normal goat serum for 60 minutes at 22°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (20ng/ml) for 1 hour at 22°C. A HRP-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal was used as the secondary antibody.
Flow Cytometry analysis of 5-mC expression in HEK293 cells using ab214727. The cells were fixed with ice-cold MeOH, permeabilized with 0.5% Triton X-100, denatured with 2N HCl, then stained with ab214727 (Blue) or with a negative control antibody (Red).
ab214727 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- He QL et al. Effects of 2,3',4,4'5-pentachlorobiphenyl exposure during pregnancy on epigenetic imprinting and maturation of offspring's oocytes in mice. Arch Toxicol 93:2575-2592 (2019). PubMed: 31388691