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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human, Rat
Application:IHC, WB
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Product Name Anti-MEF2C Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA1824
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C(MEF2C) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P in Human;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-MEF2C Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1824)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-130201|sc-13266|sc-13266-X|sc-13268|sc-13268-X|sc-13917|sc-13917-X|sc-13919-R|sc-13919-X|sc-13920-R|sc-13920-X|sc-17785|sc-17785-X|sc-313|sc-313-X|sc-365862|sc-365862-X|sc-377535|sc-377535-X from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Validated Species Human, Rat
Predicted Species Bovine

*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 IHC, 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, and HRP Conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG Super Vision Assay Kit (SV0002-1) for IHC(P).
*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 MEF2C(406-419aa SRYPQHTRHEAGRS), identical to the related rat sequence.
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 MEF2C
Protein Name Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C
Molecular Weight 51221 MW
Protein Function Transcription activator which binds specifically to the MEF2 element present in the regulatory regions of many muscle- specific genes. Controls cardiac morphogenesis and myogenesis, and is also involved in vascular development. Plays an essential role in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory by suppressing the number of excitatory synapses and thus regulating basal and evoked synaptic transmission. Crucial for normal neuronal development, distribution, and electrical activity in the neocortex. Necessary for proper development of megakaryocytes and platelets and for bone marrow B-lymphopoiesis. Required for B-cell survival and proliferation in response to BCR stimulation, efficient IgG1 antibody responses to T-cell-dependent antigens and for normal induction of germinal center B-cells. May also be involved in neurogenesis and in the development of cortical architecture (By similarity). Isoform 3 and isoform 4, which lack the repressor domain, are more active than isoform 1 and isoform 2. .
Tissue Specificity Expressed in brain and skeletal muscle. .
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the MEF2 family.
Subcellular Localization Nucleus.
Uniprot ID Q06413
Alternative Names Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C;MEF2C;
Research Areas |signal transduction|signaling pathway|calcium signaling|calmodulin pathway| neuroscience|neurology process|neurogenesis| epigenetics and nuclear signaling|transcription|other factors|domain families|developmental families|transcription factors| stem cells|mesenchymal stem cells|myogenesis| cardiovascular|heart|cardiogenesis|transcription factors/regulators|hypertrophy|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C

MEF2C(myocyte enhancer factor 2C) also called  MADS box transcription enhancer factor 2, polypeptide C, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MEF2C gene. MEF2C is a transcription factor in the Mef2 family.MEF2C, however, is induced late during myogenic differentiation and has a strict tissue-specific pattern of expression not seen in MEF2A or MEF2B. By fluorescence in situ hybridization, the human MEF2C is mapped to chromosome 5q14, a region with homology of synteny to the mouse location.MEF2C may be involved with maintenance of the differentiated state. Both MEF2A and Mef2c programmed similar profiles of gene expression in the heart that included genes involved in extracellular matrix remodeling, ion handling, and metabolism. NCOA2 mediates the coactivation of MEF2C-dependent transcription through interaction with the MADS box domain of MEF2C. 

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Anti-MEF2C Antibody
Anti-MEF2C antibody, PA1824, IHC(P)
IHC(P): Human Intestine Tissue
Anti-MEF2C Antibody
Anti-MEF2C antibody, PA1824, Western blotting
Lane 1: Rat Testis Tissue Lysate
Lane 2: COLO320 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.