The MBD family of proteins includes MeCP2, MBD1, MBD2, MBD3 and MBD4. MBD2 is highly similar to MBD3 but only MBD2 targets the MeCP1 complex to methylate DNA. MBD2 has two isoforms, MBD2a and MBD2b. MBD2a is a 414aa protein, whereas MBD2b lacks the 152aa N-terminal extension. MBD2a interacts with RNA helicase A to enhance CREB-dependent gene exptression.
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.