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56593
N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb
Primary Antibodies
Monoclonal Antibody

N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb #56593

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N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb: Image 1

Total RNA purified from 293T cell extracts, either mock transfected (-) or transfected with a DNA construct expressing full-length human METTL3 (hMETTL3; +), were blotted onto a nylon membrane, UV cross-linked, and probed with N6-methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb. The top panel shows the antibody detecting more methylated adenosine in cells overexpressing METTL3, while the bottom panel shows the membrane stained with methylene blue.

N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb: Image 2

Poly(A)+ RNA purified from 293T cell extracts, either mock transfected (-) or transfected with a DNA construct expressing full-length human METTL3 (+), were blotted onto a nylon membrane, UV cross-linked, and probed with N6-methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb.

N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb: Image 3

Specificity of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb was determined by ELISA. The antibody was titrated against an RNA oligo containing either unmodified adenosine or N6-methylated adenosine (m6A). As shown in the graph, the antibody only binds to N6-methylated adenosine (m6A).

N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb: Image 4

Specificity of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb was determined by competitive ELISA. The graph depicts the binding of the antibody to a pre-coated m6A oligonucleotide in the presence of increasing concentrations of differentially modified adenosine. As shown in the graph, antibody binding is only blocked by free m6A nucleoside.

To Purchase # 56593S
Product # Size Price
56593S
100 µl N/A

Supporting Data

REACTIVITY All
SENSITIVITY Endogenous
MW (kDa)
Source/Isotype Rabbit IgG

Application Key:

  • W-Western
  • IP-Immunoprecipitation
  • IHC-Immunohistochemistry
  • ChIP-Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • IF-Immunofluorescence
  • F-Flow Cytometry
  • E-P-ELISA-Peptide

Species Cross-Reactivity Key:

  • H-Human
  • M-Mouse
  • R-Rat
  • Hm-Hamster
  • Mk-Monkey
  • Mi-Mink
  • C-Chicken
  • Dm-D. melanogaster
  • X-Xenopus
  • Z-Zebrafish
  • B-Bovine
  • Dg-Dog
  • Pg-Pig
  • Sc-S. cerevisiae
  • Ce-C. elegans
  • Hr-Horse
  • All-All Species Expected

Product Usage Information

This antibody has been shown by an independent laboratory to work in RNA-IP-seq. Please use at an assay-dependent dilution.

Storage

Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.

Protocol

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DNA Dot Blot Protocol

A. Buffers and Reagents

  1. 20X Saline Sodium Citrate (SSC) Buffer: 3.0 M NaCl, 0.3 M Sodium Citrate, pH to 7.0.
  2. 10X SSC Buffer: Dilute 20X SSC buffer 1:2.
  3. 2X DNA Denaturing Buffer: 200 mM NaOH, 20 mM EDTA.
  4. Nuclease-Free Water: (#12931)
  5. Blotting Membrane: This protocol has been optimized for positively charged nylon membranes.
  6. 96-Well Dot Blot Apparatus
  7. 10X Tris Buffered Saline with Tween® 20 (TBST): (#9997) To prepare 1 L 1X TBST: add 100 ml 10X TBST to 900 ml dH2 0, mix.
  8. Nonfat Dry Milk: (#9999)
  9. Blocking Buffer: 1x TBST with 5% w/v nonfat dry milk; for 150 ml, add 7.5 g nonfat dry milk to 150 ml 1X TBST and mix well.
  10. Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA): (#9998)
  11. Primary Antibody Dilution Buffer: 1X TBST with 5% BSA; for 20 ml, add 1.0 g BSA to 20 ml 1X TBST and mix well.
  12. Secondary Antibody Conjugated to HRP: anti-rabbit (#7074); anti-mouse (#7076).
  13. Detection Reagent LumiGLO® chemiluminescent reagent and peroxide (#7003) or SignalFire™ ECL Reagent (#6883)

B. Dot Blot

Note: This protocol is written for spotting fragmented, purified genomic DNA (titration of 1000 ng, 500 ng, 250 ng, 125 ng, 62.5 ng, 31.25 ng, and 15.625 ng) onto a positively charged nylon membrane using a 96-well dot blotting apparatus. Depending on the source and type of DNA, more or less DNA may be required for detection with the antibody.
Before Starting:
• Purify genomic DNA using a genomic DNA purification protocol or kit and sonicate
genomic DNA to generate fragments between 200 and 500 bp. DNA fragment size
can be analyzed by gel electrophoresis on a 1% agarose gel with a 100 bp DNA
marker.
• Cut a piece of nylon membrane to the size of the dot blot manifold.
• Wet nylon membrane with 10x SSC Buffer.
• Dry membrane by placing it in 96-well dot blot apparatus and applying vacuum.

  1. Dilute fragmented genomic DNA to 100 ng/μl in 100 ul of nuclease-free water.
    Then denature DNA by adding 100 μl of 2X DNA Denaturing Buffer and incubating at 95°C for 10 min.
  2. Add 200 μl of 20X SSC buffer and immediately chill on ice for 5 min.
  3. Add 100 μl of nuclease-free water to bring DNA solution to a final volume of 500 μl with a DNA concentration of 20 ng/μl.
  4. Set up a series of six 2-fold dilutions by adding 250 μl of the DNA solution, starting with the DNA solution in Step 3, to 250 μl of nuclease-free water. This will generate seven DNA samples containing 250 μl DNA at concentrations of 20 ng/μl, 10 ng/μl, 5 ng/μl, 2.5 ng/μl, 1.25 ng/μl, 0.625 ng/μl, and 0.3125 ng/μl.
  5. Apply 50 μl of each of the seven dilution samples into separate wells of the 96-well dot blot apparatus, leaving the last well for nuclease-free water only. The amount of DNA added to each well should then be 1000 ng, 500 ng, 250 ng, 125 ng, 62.5 ng, 31.25 ng, 15.625 ng and 0 ng respectively. Apply gentle vacuum pressure to draw solution through the membrane. Nylon membrane should be mostly dry before step 6.
  6. Remove nylon membrane from the 96-well dot blot apparatus and wrap in plastic wrap.
  7. UV cross-link nylon membrane at 1200 J/m2.

C. Membrane Blocking and Antibody Incubation

  1. Incubate membrane in 25 ml of blocking buffer with gentle agitation for 1 hr at room temperature.
  2. Wash membrane three times for 5 min each with 15 ml of 1X TBST.
  3. Incubate membrane and primary antibody (at the appropriate dilution and diluent as recommended in the antibody product datasheet) in 10 ml primary antibody dilution buffer, with gentle agitation overnight at 4°C.
  4. Wash three times for 5 min each with 15 ml of 1X TBST.
  5. Incubate membrane with the species appropriate HRP-conjugated secondary antibody (#7074 Anti-rabbit IgG, HRP-linked Antibody or #7076 Anti-mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody) at 1:2000 in 10 ml of blocking buffer with gentle agitation for 1 hr at room temperature.
  6. Wash membrane three times for 5 min each with 15 ml of 1X TBST.
  7. Proceed with detection (Section D)

D. Detection of DNA

  1. Incubate membrane with 10 mL of LumiGLO® (0.5 ml 20x LumiGLO® #7003, 0.5 ml 20x Peroxide, and 9.0 ml purified water) or 10 ml SignalFire™ #6883 (5 ml Reagent A, 5 ml Reagent B) with gentle agitation for 1 min at room temperature.
  2. Drain membrane of excess developing solution (do not let dry), wrap in plastic wrap and expose to x-ray film. An initial 10 sec exposure should indicate the proper exposure time.

NOTE: Due to the kinetics of the detection reaction, signal is most intense immediately following incubation and declines over the following 2 hr

posted November 2015

Protocol Id: 804

Specificity / Sensitivity

N6-Methyladenosine (m6A) (D9D9W) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of N6-methyladenosine (m6A). This antibody has been validated using ELISA and dot blot assays and shows high specificity for m6A. This antibody does not cross-react with unmodified adenosine, N6-dimethyladenosine, N1-methyladenosine, or 2'-O-methyladenosine.

Species Reactivity:

All Species Expected

Source / Purification

Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with N6-methyladenosine.

Background

N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is a post-transcriptional modification found in various RNA subtypes. While the presence of m6A in RNA was described decades ago, the lack of tools has made interrogating the epitranscriptomic landscape challenging (1,2). With the emergence of new technologies such as miCLIP and NG-RNA-seq, researchers have been able to show that m6A is a biologically relevant mark in mRNA that is enriched in 3’ UTRs and stop codons (3,4). The m6A writer complex consists of a core heterodimer of methyltransferase-like protein 3 (METTL3) and methytransferase-like protein 14 (METTL14), and the additional regulatory proteins Virlizer/VIRMA and Wilms tumor 1-associated protein (WTAP) (5). METTL3 is the catalytic methyltransferase subunit and METTL14 is the target recognition subunit that binds to RNA (6). The Virilzer/VIRMA protein directs m6A methylation to the 3’ UTRs and stop codons, and WTAP targets the complex to nuclear speckles, which are sites of RNA processing (7). Less is known about readers and erasers of m6A, and while the fat mass and obesity-associated protein FTO was the first discovered m6A demethylase, subsequent studies demonstrated that this enzyme may prefer the closely related m6Am mark in vivo (8,9). ALKBH5 was later shown to be a bona fide m6A demethylase enzyme, contributing to the idea that the m6A modification is dynamically regulated (10). Readers of the m6A mark include the YTH protein family, which can bind to m6A and influence mRNA stability and translation efficiency (3,11-13). The m6A mark and machinery have been shown to regulate a variety of cellular functions, including RNA splicing, translational control, pluripotency and cell fate determination, neuronal function, and disease (1, 14-17). The m6A writer complex has been linked to various cancer types including AML and endometrial cancers (18,19). Additionally, m6A has been implicated in resistance to chemotherapy (20).

  1. Meyer, K.D. and Jaffrey, S.R. (2017) Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 33, 319-42.
  2. Desrosiers, R. et al. (1974) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 71, 3971-5.
  3. Dominissini, D. et al. (2012) Nature 485, 201-6.
  4. Meyer, K.D. et al. (2012) Cell 149, 1635-46.
  5. Liu, J. et al. (2014) Nat Chem Biol 10, 93-5.
  6. Wang, X. et al. (2016) Nature 534, 575-8.
  7. Ping, X.L. et al. (2014) Cell Res 24, 177-89.
  8. Jia, G. et al. (2011) Nat Chem Biol 7, 885-7.
  9. Mauer, J. et al. (2017) Nature 541, 371-75.
  10. Zheng, G. et al. (2013) Mol Cell 49, 18-29.
  11. Schwartz, S. et al. (2013) Cell 155, 1409-21.
  12. Wang, X. et al. (2014) Nature 505, 117-20.
  13. Wang, X. et al. (2015) Cell 161, 1388-99.
  14. Batista, P.J. et al. (2014) Cell Stem Cell 15, 707-19.
  15. Batista, P.J. (2017) Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 15, 154-63.
  16. Patil, D.P. et al. (2016) Nature 537, 369-73.
  17. Wang, C.X. et al. (2018) PLoS Biol 16, e2004880.
  18. Barbieri, I. et al. (2017) Nature 552, 126-31.
  19. Liu, J. et al. (2018) Nat Cell Biol 20, 1074-83.
  20. Dai, D. et al. (2018) Cell Death Dis 9, 124.

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