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Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:21 pm Post subject: AnaSpec Introduces Anti-5-Methylcytidine Monoclonal Antibody
Fremont, CA – May 21, 2010
AnaSpec, Eurogentec’s newest North American division, has introduced the popular monoclonal antibody, anti-5-methylcytidine (Clone 33D3) for use in epigenetics research. Purified from ascites, this IgG1 / λ isotype antibody is supplied as a 1 mg/ml solution (in PBS) and is available in three sizes (0.1 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg).
5-Methylcytidine is a modified base found in the DNA of plants and vertebrate. DNA methylation is a post-replication process involved in the establishment of genomic imprinting, in the control of gene expression and of differentiation. Alterations of DNA methylation pattern are associated with carcinogenesis. A global DNA hypomethylation is often detected in tumor tissues, associated with local hypermethylation sites. Since this antibody discriminates between the modified base, 5-MeCyd and its normal counterpart, cytosine; it is a useful tool for gene promoter methylation analysis.
The most published anti 5-Methylcytidine antibody available on the market, anti-5-Methylcyidine from Clone 33D3 can be used in applications such as Methylated DNA Immunoprecipitation (MeDIP), MeDIP-on-chip assay, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Histopathological analysis of tissue samples can be performed without having to destroy cells through DNA extraction procedures.
This antibody has been used to detect alterations in the urinary excretion of nucleosides from cancer patients, to visualize the distribution of methyl-rich regions along human chromosomes, to quantify in situ differences between normal and malignant cells from peripheral blood as well as on tissue sections.
AnaSpec is a leading provider of integrated proteomics solutions to the world’s largest biotech, pharmaceutical, and academic research institutions. With a vision for innovation through synergy, AnaSpec focuses on three core technologies: peptides, detection reagents, and antibodies.
AnaSpec recently joined forces with Eurogentec to provide an even broader spectrum of products and services to serve the worldwide life science community.
Eurogentec is a leading global supplier of innovative reagents, kits, specialty products and custom services to scientists in the life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic markets. Eurogentec provides a wide range of expertize in small- and large-scale DNA, RNA, PCR and qPCR kits, peptide synthesis and antibody supply for research applications. Our ISO13485:2003-certified manufacturing facilities in Belgium provides a wide range of high value oligonucleotide-based components for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Eurogentec’s Belgium manufacturing facility is complemented by additional production facilities in North America and Japan. Eurogentec is also an experienced Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) for Biopharmaceuticals, operating a full-service, state-of-the-art GMP facility in Belgium.
Eurogentec is a privately held company headquartered in Liège, Belgium, with subsidiaries in North America, France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland and has additional production facilities in North America, Japan and Singapore. Eurogentec employs 400+ people globally.
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