Anti-MAP2 Antibody (Previously Covance catalog# PRB-547C)

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Other Names
Microtubule-Associated Protein 2, Map-2
Covance Catalog# PRB-547C
Rabbit Polyclonal IgG
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Microtubules are required for many well characterized functions in eukaryotic cells, including the movement of chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis, intracellular transport, establishment and maintenance of cellular morphology, cell growth, cell migration and morphogenesis in multicellular organisms. Microtubules are associated with a family of proteins called microtubule associated proteins (MAPs), which include the protein t (tau) and a group of proteins referred to as MAP1, MAP2, MAP3, MAP4 and MAP5. MAP2 is made up of two 280 kD apparent molecular weight bands referred to as MAP2a and MAP2b. A third lower molecular weight form, usually called MAP2c, corresponds to a pair of protein bands running at 70 kD on SDS-PAGE gels. All these MAP2 forms are derived from a single gene by alternate transcription.

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Antibody Type
Host Species
The MAP2 antibody was raised using bovine brain MAP2, electrophoretically purified from heat stable MAP fraction and recognizes mammalian MAP2.
Lot-specific (please contact technical support for concentration and total µg amount, or use our Lookup tool if you have a lot number.)
Storage & Handling
Store at -20°C. Upon initial thawing, apportion into working aliquots and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles to prevent denaturing the antibody.


Recommended Usage

Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by immunohistochemical staining.

The optimal working dilution should be determined for each specific assay condition.
WB: 1:1,000*
IF: 1:1,000
IHC: 1:1,000 - 1:2,000

Tissue Sections: Formalin-fixed Paraffin-embedded tissues
Pretreatment: For optimal staining the sections should be treated with an antigen unmasking solution such as citrate buffer retrieval solution (928501, 928601).
Incubation: 60 minutes at room temperature.

Application Notes

This antibody is effective in immunoblotting (WB), immunofluorescence (IF) and immunohistochemistry (IHC).

Positive control: Mouse brain

The antibody will stain neuronal cell bodies and dendritic processes, and will not stain glial cells or axons. It is the best marker to distinguish dendrites from axons in the brain.

This product may contain other non-IgG subtypes.

Application References

(PubMed link indicates BioLegend citation)
  1. DeCamilli P, Miller P, Navone F, Theurkauf WE, Vallee RB. Distribution of microtubule-associated protein 2 in the nervous system of the rat studied by immunofluorescence. Neuro. 11(4): 817-846, 1984. (IHC)
  2. Bloom GS, Schoenfeld T, Vallee RB. Widespread distribution of the major polypeptide component of MAP 1 (Microtubule Associated Protein in the nervous system. J. Cell Biol. 98: 320 330, 1984. (IHC)
  3. Maschietto M, et al. 2013. Front Cell Neurosci. 25:7. (IF) PubMed
  4. La Via L,et al. 2013. Nucelic Acids Res. 41:617. (IF) PubMed
  5. Ji B, et al. Hum Mol Genet. 23:5683. (ICC) PubMed
  6. Fu X, et al. 2013. J Neurosci. 33:709.
Product Citations
  1. Ji B, et al. 2014. Hum Mol Genet. 23:5683-5705. PubMed
  2. Via L, et al. 2013. Nucleic Acids Res. 41:617-631. PubMed
  3. Maschietto M, et al. 2013. Front Cell Neurosci. 7:2. PubMed
AB_2565455 (BioLegend Cat. No. 840601)

Antigen Details

Biology Area
Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Cell Markers
Molecular Family
Gene ID
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