5MeC | 5-Methylcytosine (clone 5MC-CD) biotinylated

AS21 4560 | Clonality: Monoclonal |  Host: Mouse | Reactivity: 5-Methylcytosine

5MeC | 5-Methylcytosine (clone  5MC-CD) biotinylated in the group Antibodies Plant/Algal  / DNA/RNA/Cell Cycle / Epigenetics/DNA methylation at Agrisera AB (Antibodies for research) (AS21 4560)
5MeC | 5-Methylcytosine (clone  5MC-CD) biotinylated


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Immunogen BSA-conjugated 5-Methylcytosine
Host Mouse
Clonality Monoclonal
Subclass/isotype IgM
Purity Purified IgM in PBS. Contains 50 % glycerol, filter sterilized, biotinylated.
Format Liquid
Quantity 50 ĩg
Storage Store at -20°C; make aliquots to avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Please remember to spin the tubes briefly prior to opening them to avoid any losses that might occur from material adhering to the cap or sides of the tube.
Tested applications Western blot (WB)
Recommended dilution 1 : 1000 (WB)


Confirmed reactivity Chlamydmonas me-1 cells, mouse embryonic stem cells
Predicted reactivity DNA with 5-Methylcytosine (methylated DNA)

Application examples

Application examples Immunolocalization using anti-5-methylocysteine monoclonal antibodies
Methylation of chloroplast DNA of Chlamydomonas me-1 cells, visualized by anti-5-methylcytosine antibodies.
Left: DAPI stained cells. Middle: Cells stained with anti-5MeC antibodies, followed by secondary anti-mouse IgM, FITC conjugated secondary antibodies, Right: Merged image.
Chloroplast DNA is exclusively methylated in gamete cells. Described in Nishiyama et al. 2002. 

Immunofluorescence using anti-5MeC monoclonal antibodies on mouse embryonic stem cells

Intense 5-methylcytosine staining at pericentromeric regions of mouse embryonic stem cells was seen in the mitotic chromosome and interphase nuclei of ESCs. Described in Sharif et al. 2007.

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Background DNA methylation is a type of chemical modification of DNA that can be inherited and subsequently removed without changing the original DNA sequence. Therefore it is part of the epigenetic code and is also the most well characterized epigenetic mechanism. DNA methylation results in addition of a methyl group to DNA — for example, to the number 5 carbon of the cytosine pyrimidine ring — which involves reduction in gene expression. In adult somatic tissues, DNA methylation typically occurs in a CpG dinucleotide context; non-CpG methylation is prevalent in embryonic stem cells.

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