MUC2 Antibody (MLP/842) Summary
Recombinant fragment covering tandem repeats of human MUC2 protein (exact sequence is proprietary) (Uniprot: Q02817 )
Cytoplasmic and cell surface
Recognizes a single glycoprotein of 520kDa, identified as mucin 2 (MUC2). This monoclonal antibody shows no cross-reaction with human milk fat globule membranes, MUC1, or MUC3. Mucins are high molecular weight glycoproteins, which constitute the major component of the mucus layer that protects the gastric epithelium.MUC2 is specifically expressed in goblet cells of the small intestine in about 65% of colonic carcinomas and about 40% of gastric carcinomas. MUC2 is rarely expressed outside of the GI tract with the exceptions of mucinous carcinoma of breast and clear cell-type carcinomas of the ovary.
Protein A or G purified
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- Flow Cytometry 0.5-1 ug/million cells
- Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence 1-2 ug/ml
- Immunofluorescence 1 - 2 ug/ml
- Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin 1-2 ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed): 1-2ug/ml for 30 minutes at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes.
Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
Packaging, Storage & Formulations
Store at 4C.
10 mM PBS with 0.05% BSA
0.05% Sodium Azide
Protein A or G purified
200ug/ml of antibody purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A or G. Prepared in 10 mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0 mg/ml. (NBP2-47685)
Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80 C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous.
Alternate Names for MUC2 Antibody (MLP/842)
- Intestinal mucin-2
- mucin 2, intestinal/tracheal
- mucin 2, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming
MUC2, also called mucin 2, is a member of the mucin protein family which are heavily glycosylated, high molecular weight proteins that are produced by goblet cells in epithelial tissues including the intestinal and respiratory tract (1). Mucins can form gels and function in lubrication of mucosal surfaces which serve as a protective barrier of the epithelial lining and an innate host defense (1). Mucins are divided into two groups based on whether they are membrane-bound or secreted, where MUC2 belongs to the secretory group (1,2). Secreted mucins have a distinctive composition characterized by a large central exon "mucin domain" containing O-glycosylated tandem repeat regions rich in proline, threonine, and serine residues, non-repetitive domains, and cysteine-rich domains (1,2). The mucin domain is flanked by 5' and 3' D domains, a B-like domain, a C-like domain, and a Ck-domain (1,2). MUC2 was the first secretory mucin identified in humans (3,4). Full-length MUC2 protein is synthesized as 5179 amino acids (aa) in length with a theoretical molecular weight of ~540 kDa (5).
Changes or perturbations to MUC2 expression has been associated with a number of disease pathologies (1-4, 6). Specifically, altered MUC2 composition has been indicated in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Chron's disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (1-4, 6). In general, decreased or reduced MUC2 expression is associated with colorectal cancer disease progression and development of IBD (1-4, 6). Additionally, studies have found that upon intestinal infection due to parasites or bacteria MUC2 expression is increased, as is overall mucus secretion (3, 6).
1. Pothuraju, R., Krishn, S. R., Gautam, S. K., Pai, P., Ganguly, K., Chaudhary, S., Rachagani, S., Kaur, S., & Batra, S. K. (2020). Mechanistic and Functional Shades of Mucins and Associated Glycans in Colon Cancer. Cancers. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12030649
2. Ballester, B., Milara, J., & Cortijo, J. (2019). Mucins as a New Frontier in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Medicine. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8091447
3. Liu, Y., Yu, X., Zhao, J., Zhang, H., Zhai, Q., & Chen, W. (2020). The role of MUC2 mucin in intestinal homeostasis and the impact of dietary components on MUC2 expression. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.07.191
4. Allen, A., Hutton, D. A., & Pearson, J. P. (1998). The MUC2 gene product: a human intestinal mucin. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1357-2725(98)00028-4
5. Uniprot (Q02817)
6. Kim, Y. S., & Ho, S. B. (2010). Intestinal goblet cells and mucins in health and disease: recent insights and progress. Current Gastroenterology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-010-0131-2
This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed
for 1 year from date of receipt.
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