|Positive WB detected in||HeLa cells, HEK-293 cells, MCF-7 cells, mouse liver tissue|
|Western Blot (WB)||WB : 1:500-1:2000|
|Sample-dependent, check data in validation data gallery|
19221-1-AP targets DNMT2 in WB, IF, ELISA applications and shows reactivity with human, mouse, rat samples.
|Tested Reactivity||human, mouse, rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||DNMT2 fusion protein Ag5571|
|Full Name||tRNA aspartic acid methyltransferase 1|
|Calculated molecular weight||45 kDa|
|Observed molecular weight||43-45 kDa|
|GenBank accession number||BC047733|
|Gene ID (NCBI)||1787|
|Purification Method||Antigen affinity purification|
|Storage Buffer||PBS with 0.02% sodium azide and 50% glycerol pH 7.3.|
|Storage Conditions||Store at -20°C. Stable for one year after shipment. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage. 20ul sizes contain 0.1% BSA.|
Dnmt2 was initially assigned a member of the DNA methyltransferase family on the basis of its extensive homology with eukaryotic and prokaryotic DNA-(cytosine C5)-methyltransferases . However, in the apparent absence of a phenotype in dnmt2 knockout cells, Dnmt2's possible biological function remained unknown , even though Dnmt2 is strongly conserved and it is found in species ranging from Schizosaccharomyces pombe to human. Later very weak, residual DNA methylation activity was found with enzymes from different species. The finding that Dnmt2 is an active RNA methyltransferase capable of methylating the C38 position of the tRNA Asp came as a surprise . However, still no cellular function of the tRNA Asp methylation has been found, although in Zebrafish Dnmt2 knock-down caused a developmental phenotype . It is very intriguing that an enzyme that looks like a DNA methyltransferase can methylate RNA, in particular since the RNA and DNA specific m5 C methyltransferases use different catalytic residues and a different mechanism for the methyl transfer reaction . the predicted molecular weight of Dnmt2 is 45 kDa, but it may migrate to the 40 kDa (PMID: 18567810 )
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