• Product name

    Anti-MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 antibody
    See all MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Human, Common marmoset
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Mouse MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 aa 300 to the C-terminus (C terminal).
    (Peptide available as ab27460)

  • Positive control

    • This antibody gave a positive signal in Human normal testis FFPE section. This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: F9.
  • General notes

     This product was previously labelled as MSY2/YBOX2




Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab33164 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 mg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 38 kDa.


  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • Contrin antibody
    • CSDA 3 antibody
    • CSDA3 antibody
    • Dbpc antibody
    • DNA binding protein C antibody
    • DNA-binding protein C antibody
    • FRGY2 homolog antibody
    • Germ cell specific Y box binding protein antibody
    • Germ cell-specific Y-box-binding protein antibody
    • MGC118270 antibody
    • MGC45104 antibody
    • MSY 2 antibody
    • MSY2 antibody
    • MSY2 homolog antibody
    • OTTMUSP00000006276 antibody
    • RGD1305068 antibody
    • Y box binding protein 2 antibody
    • Y-box-binding protein 2 antibody
    • YBOX2_HUMAN antibody
    • YBX 2 antibody
    • YBX2 antibody
    see all


  • IHC image of MSY2/BOX2 staining in human testis formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab33164, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.
  • ICC/IF image of ab33164 stained F9 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab33164 at 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.

  • Image courtesy of Human Protein Atlas

    ab33164 staining MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 in human testis tissue, showing staining in the seminiferous tubules. Paraffin embedded human skin tissue was incubated with ab33164 (1/200 dilution) for 30 mins at room temperature. Antigen retrieval was performed by heat induction in citrate buffer pH 6.

    ab33164 was tested in a tissue microarray (TMA) containing a wide range of normal and cancer tissues as well as a cell microarray consisting of a range of commonly used, well characterised human cell lines. Further results for this antibody can be found at www.proteinatlas.org

  • All lanes : Anti-MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 antibody (ab33164) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : MEL-2 (Human embryonic stem cell, female cell line) Whole Cell Lysate (ab27196)
    Lane 2 : F9 (Mouse embryonic carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate (ab27193)
    Lane 3 : Embryonic Germ Cell Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Rabbit IgG secondary antibody (ab28446) at 1/10000 dilution

    Predicted band size: 38 kDa
    Observed band size: 37 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
    Additional bands at: 39 kDa (possible glycosylated form), 39 kDa (possible post-translational modification), 42 kDa (possible glycosylated form), 42 kDa (possible post-translational modification)

    This antibody recognised a number of bands included 3 clustered around the YBOX2 predicted molecular weight of 38 kDa. We cannot be sure which of these bands, if any, corresponds to YBOX2. We are also unsure whether YBOX2 would be expected to be expressed at a detectable level for Western Blotting in the lysates tested.
  • IHC-P image of MSY2/YBOX2/YBX2 staining with ab33164 on tissue sections from adult marmoset ovary. The sections were subjected to heat-mediated antigen retrieval using Dako antigen retrieval solution. The sections were then blocked with 5% milk for 30 minutes at 25°C, before incubation with ab33164 (1/100 dilution) for 18 hours at 4°C. The secondary was an Alexa-Fluor 555 conjugated goat anti-rabbit polyclonal, used at a 1/500 dilution.

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This product has been referenced in:

  • White YA  et al. Oocyte formation by mitotically active germ cells purified from ovaries of reproductive-age women. Nat Med 18:413-21 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22366948) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

1-2 of 2 Abreviews or Q&A

Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Common marmoset Tissue sections (Adult ovary)
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Dako Target Retrieval solution
Adult ovary
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

Dr. 煜欽 林

Verified customer

Submitted May 13 2013

Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Mouse Tissue sections (16 dpp testes)
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: citrate buffer pH6
16 dpp testes
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: RT°C

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