The MBD family of proteins includes MeCP2, MBD1, MBD2, MBD3 and MBD4. MBD1 (methyl-CpG binding domain protein 1) binds to methylated CpG sites and represses gene transcription. MBD1 is recruited to both methylated and non-methylated CpGs by separate domains: the CXXC domain targets the protein to non-methylated CpGs whereas the MBD domain targets the protein to methylated CpG. MBD1 may also interact with histone methyltransferase SETDB1 to repress transcription.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 0.5-4ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.