Anti-AN2 antibodies, human and mouse

Clone: 1E6.4 | Dilution: 1:11
AN2 is the mouse homolog of the rat NG2 and human MCSP proteins. NG2 is a chondroitin sulfate glycoprotein that is expressed by glial progenitor cells in the developing and adult central nervous system (CNS) and by immature Schwann cells. NG2/AN2
glia has been identified as a fourth major glial cell type in the mammalian CNS that is distinct from other cell types. NG2/AN2
cells are precursors of oligodendrocytes and some protoplasmic astrocytes in the gray matter. NG2/AN2 expression is down-regulated before the cells undergo terminal differentiation. However, a population of NG2/AN2
cells remains in the white and gray matter after oligodendrocytes are generated. NG2/AN2
glial cells participate in neuron-glial circuits by receiving presynaptic input from neurons and responding to neurotransmitters released by synapses. Many highly migratory neural tumors including melanomas express NG2/AN2.

Alternative names


Technical specifications

  • Antigen: AN2
  • Clone: 1E6.4
  • Isotype: rat IgG1
  • Isotype control: Rat IgG1 – isotype control antibodies
  • Alternative names of antigen: CSPG4, HMW-MAA, MCSP, MCSPG, MEL-CSPG, MSK16, NG2
  • Entrez Gene ID: 1464
  • Molecular mass of antigen [kDa]: 248
  • Product format: Reagents are supplied in buffer containing stabilizer and 0.05% sodium azide.
  • Fixation: The antibody is suited for staining of formaldehyde-fixed cells.
  • Storage: Store protected from light at 2–8 °C. Do not freeze.
  • Available conjugates: PE, Biotin, pure
  • Selected references

    1. Stegmuller, J. et al. (2002) AN2, the mouse homologue of NG2, is a surface antigen on glial precursor cells implicated in control of cell migration. J. Neurocytol. 31: 497-505
    2. Trotter, J. et al. (2010) NG2 cells: Properties, progeny and origin. Brain Res. Rev. 63: 72-82
    3. Zhu, X. et al. (2008) NG2 cells generate both oligodendrocytes and gray matter astrocytes. Development 132: 145-157
    4. Diers-Fenger, M. et al. (2001) AN2/NG2 protein-expressing glial progenitor cells in the murine CNS: isolation, differentiation, and association with radial glia. Glia 34: 213-228
    5. Peters, A. (2004) A fourth type of neuroglial cell in the adult central nervous system. J. Neurocytol. 33: 345-357
    6. Zhu, X. et al. (2011) Age-dependent fate and lineage restriction of single NG2 cells. Development 138: 745-753
    7. Wigley, R. et al. (2007) Morphological and physiological interactions of NG2-glia with astrocytes and neurons. J. Anat. 210: 661-670
    8. Nishiyama, A. et al. (2009) Polydendrocytes (NG2 cells): multifunctional cells with lineage plasticity. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 10: 9-22
Product options: 5
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CHF  126.00
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CHF  305.00
for 30
CHF  105.00
for 100
CHF  257.00
100 µg in 1 mL
CHF  154.00

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