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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human, Mouse, Rat
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Product Name Anti-MBD4 Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA2042
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 4(MBD4) detection. Tested with WB in Human;Mouse;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-MBD4 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA2042)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-9404|sc-10753|sc-271530|sc-398249|sc-9405|sc-365974 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Species Hamster

*This antibody is predicted to react with the above species based on antigen sequence similarities. Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product with the above species.

Application WB

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Recommended Detection Systems Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot.
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2018!
Immunogen A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human MBD4(566-580aa YHDWLWENHEKLSLS), identical to the related rat and mouse sequences.
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial


Clonality Polyclonal
Form Lyophilized
Contents Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.
Concentration Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
Storage At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Purification Immunogen affinity purified.
Isotype N/A

Protein Target Info (Source:

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name MBD4
Protein Name Methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 4
Molecular Weight 66051 MW
Protein Function Mismatch-specific DNA N-glycosylase involved in DNA repair. Has thymine glycosylase activity and is specific for G:T mismatches within methylated and unmethylated CpG sites. Can also remove uracil or 5-fluorouracil in G:U mismatches. Has no lyase activity. Was first identified as methyl-CpG-binding protein. .
Sequence Similarities Contains 1 MBD (methyl-CpG-binding) domain.
Subcellular Localization Nucleus.
Uniprot ID O95243
Alternative Names Methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 4;3.2.2.-;Methyl-CpG-binding endonuclease 1;Methyl-CpG-binding protein MBD4;Mismatch-specific DNA N-glycosylase;MBD4;MED1;
Research Areas |epigenetics and nuclear signaling|dna methylation|methylated dna binding|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 4

MBD4(Methyl-CpG-Binding Domain Protein 4), also known as MED1, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MBD4 gene. MBD4 specifically binds methylated DNA, colocalizes with methylated sequences, and is likely to mediate the effects of DNA methylation in mammalian cells(Hendrich and Bird, 1998). Riccio et al.(1999) mapped the MBD4 gene to chromosome 3q21-q22 by FISH. Hendrich and Bird(1998) found that both MBD2 and MBD4 specifically bound methylated DNA in vitro and colocalized with methylated sequences in vivo. They concluded that MBD2 and MBD4 are likely to be mediators of the effects of DNA methylation in mammalian cells. Hendrich et al.(1999) showed that MBD4 contains a methyl-CpG-binding domain that can efficiently remove thymine or uracil from mismatched CpG sites in vitro. Furthermore, the methyl-CpG-binding domain of MBD4 binds preferentially to 5-methylcytosine CpG-TpG mismatches--the primary product of deamination at methyl-CpG.

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Anti-MBD4 Antibody
Anti-MBD4 antibody, PA2042, Western blotting
Recombinant Protein Detection Source: E.coli derived -recombinant Human MBD4, 39.7KD (162aa tag+ Q400-S580)
Lane 1: Recombinant Human MBD4 Protein 10ng
Lane 2: Recombinant Human MBD4 Protein 5ng
Lane 3: Recombinant Human MBD4 Protein 2.5ng
Anti-MBD4 Antibody
Anti-MBD4 antibody, PA2042, Western blotting
Lane 1: Rat Brain Tissue Lysate
Lane 2: Rat Kidney Tissue Lysate
Lane 3: A549 Cell Lysate
Lane 4: HELA Cell Lysate
Lane 5: MCF-7 Cell Lysate
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Customer Q&As

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WB
A: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugation
A: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact
Q: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?
A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "Immunogen" and clonality in the product name.
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?
A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands

3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.

4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?
A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: Some common names include but are not limited to mbd4 antibody, med1 antibody