5-formylcytosine (5-fC) polyclonal antibody (sample size)

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20 µl
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Polyclonal antibody raised in rabbit against 5-formylcytosine (5-fC) conjugated to KLH.

Concentrationnot determined
Species reactivityHuman, mouse, other (wide range)
PurityWhole antiserum
PrecautionsThis product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Applications Suggested dilution References
DIP 3 μl/IP Fig 1
ELISA 1:10,000 Fig 2
  • Validation Data


    Figure 1. DIP results obtained with the Diagenode antibody directed against 5-fC
    HEK293 cells were transfected with a reporter gene and hydroxymethylated in vitro with either a pCAG expression vector containing the TET2 catalytic domain (TET2cd) or a negative control pCAG vector. DIP assays were performed on 4 μg of sheared and denatured DNA using 3 μl of the Diagenode antibody against 5-fC (Cat. No. C15310200) in a total of 500 μl IP buffer. QPCR was performed with primers specific for the reporter gene. Figure 1 shows the recovery, expressed as a % of input (mean +standard deviation of 3 different experiments).


    Figure 2. Determination of the titer
    To determine the titer of the antibody, an ELISA was performed using a serial dilution of the Diagenode antibody directed against 5-fC (Cat. No. C15310200). The plates were coated with the immunogen. By plotting the absorbance against the antibody dilution (Figure 2), the titer of the antibody was estimated to be >1:100,000.

  • Target description

    Until a few years ago, 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) was the only known modification of DNA for epigenetic regulation. In 2009, however, a second methylated cytosine, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) was discovered. This new modified base is generated by enzymatic conversion of 5-mC into 5-hmC by the TET family of oxygenases.

    Recent results indicate that 5-hmC plays important roles distinct from 5-mC. Although its precise role has still to be shown, early evidence suggests that 5-hmC may well represent a new pathway to demethylate DNA involving a repair mechanism converting 5-hmC to cytosine. As such it may play a role in the regulation of gene activity. This pathway includes further oxidation of the hydroxymethyl group to a formyl or carboxyl group, both catalyzed by TET oxygenases. The formyl and carboxyl groups of 5-Formylcytosine (5-fC) and 5-Carboxylcytosine (5-caC) can be enzymatically removed without excision of the base.

    Due to their structural similarity, the different modified cytosine analogues are difficult to discriminate. The development of highly specific affinity-based reagents, such as antibodies, appears to be the most powerful way to differentially and specifically enrich 5-mC and 5-hmC sequences. We previously released highly specific antibodies directed against 5-mC, 5-hmC and 5-caC. Now, we also present a unique rabbit polyclonal antibody against 5-fC.

  •  Applications
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    5-formylcytosine (5-fC) polyclonal antibody - Classic (C15310200) DATASHEET
    Polyclonal antibody raised in rabbit against 5-formylcytosine (5-fC) conjugated to KLH.
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