Human NG2/MCSP Antibody

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Detection of Human NG2/MCSP by Western Blot.
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Human NG2/MCSP Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human NG2/MCSP in Western blots.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # LHM-2
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Human melanoma cells
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
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Flow Cytometry
0.25 µg/106 cells
G361 human melanoma cell line (Smith, F.O. et al. (1996) Blood 87:1123).
8-25 µg/mL
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Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

Scientific Data

Western Blot Detection of Human NG2/MCSP antibody by Western Blot. View Larger

Detection of Human NG2/MCSP by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of A375 human melanoma cell line and SK-Mel-28 human malignant melanoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Mouse Anti-Human NG2/MCSP Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB2585) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF018). A specific band was detected for NG2/MCSP at approximately 300 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.

Immunohistochemistry NG2/MCSP antibody in Human Skin Cancer Tissue by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P). View Larger

NG2/MCSP in Human Skin Cancer Tissue. NG2/MCSP was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human skin cancer tissue (melanoma) using 10 µg/mL Mouse Anti-Human NG2/MCSP Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB2585) overnight at 4 °C. Before incubation with the primary antibody tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). Tissue was stained with the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: NG2/MCSP

NG2, also known as MCSP, is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan that has been used as a cell surface marker for melanoma (1) and glial precursor cells (2). NG2 also promotes epidermal stem cell patterned clustering (3).

  1. Kupsch, J.M. et al. (1995) Melanoma Res. 5:403.
  2. Stegmuller, J. et al. (2002) J. Neurocytol. 31:497.
  3. Legg, J. et al. (2003) Development 130:6049.
Long Name
Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan NG2/Melanoma Associated Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan
Entrez Gene IDs
1464 (Human); 121021 (Mouse); 81651 (Rat)
Alternate Names
AN2; chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (melanoma-associated); chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4; CSPG4; EC 3.6.3; HMW-MAA; MCSP; MCSPChondroitin sulfate proteoglycan NG2; MCSPG; MCSPGMelanoma chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan; MEL-CSPG; MSK16Melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan; NG2; NG2EC 2.7.8

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Citations for Human NG2/MCSP Antibody

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  1. Tracking extracellular vesicle phenotypic changes enables treatment monitoring in melanoma
    Authors: J Wang, A Wuethrich, AA Sina, RE Lane, LL Lin, Y Wang, J Cebon, A Behren, M Trau
    Sci Adv, 2020;6(9):eaax3223.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  2. Amyloid-beta 1-40 is associated with alterations in NG2+ pericyte population ex�vivo and in�vitro
    Authors: N Schultz, K Brännström, E Byman, S Moussaud, HM Nielsen,, A Olofsson, M Wennström
    Aging Cell, 2018;0(0):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC
  3. Equine Mesenchymal Stromal Cells retain a pericyte-like phenotype
    Authors: CL Esteves, TA Sheldrake, L Dawson, T Menghini, E Rink, K Amilon, N Khan, B Peault, X Donadeu
    Stem Cells Dev., 2017;0(0):.
    Species: Equine
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: ICC
  4. Isolation and characterization of equine native MSC populations
    Authors: CL Esteves, TA Sheldrake, SP Mesquita, JJ Pesántez, T Menghini, L Dawson, B Péault, FX Donadeu
    Stem Cell Res Ther, 2017;8(1):80.
    Species: Equine
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC
  5. Dual targeting NG2 and GD3A using Mab-Zap immunotoxin results in reduced glioma cell viability in vitro.
    Authors: Higgins S, Fillmore H, Ashkan K, Butt A, Pilkington G
    Anticancer Res, 2015;35(1):77-84.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Flow Cytometry
  6. Expression of the chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan, NG2, in paediatric brain tumors.
    Authors: Higgins S, Bolteus A, Donovan L, Hasegawa H, Doey L, Al Sarraj S, King A, Ashkan K, Roncaroli F, Fillmore H, Pilkington G
    Anticancer Res, 2014;34(12):6919-24.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Flow Cytometry
  7. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan CSPG4 as a novel hypoxia-sensitive marker in pancreatic tumors.
    Authors: Keleg S, Titov A, Heller A, Giese T, Tjaden C, Ahmad S, Gaida M, Bauer A, Werner J, Giese N
    PLoS ONE, 2014;9(6):e100178.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Flow Cytometry
  8. Osteoprotegerin, pericytes and bone-like vascular calcification are associated with carotid plaque stability.
    Authors: Davaine J, Quillard T, Brion R, Laperine O, Guyomarch B, Merlini T, Chatelais M, Guilbaud F, Brennan M, Charrier C, Heymann D, Goueffic Y, Heymann M
    PLoS ONE, 2014;9(9):e107642.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC
  9. Protective astrogenesis from the SVZ niche after injury is controlled by Notch modulator Thbs4.
    Authors: Benner, Eric J, Luciano, Dominic, Jo, Rebecca, Abdi, Khadar, Paez-Gonzalez, Patricia, Sheng, Huaxin, Warner, David S, Liu, Chunlei, Eroglu, Cagla, Kuo, Chay T
    Nature, 2013;497(7449):369-73.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC
  10. Two distinct types of blood vessels in clear cell renal cell carcinoma have contrasting prognostic implications.
    Authors: Yao X, Qian CN, Zhang ZF, Tan MH, Kort EJ, Yang XJ, Resau JH, Teh BT
    Clin. Cancer Res., 2007;13(1):161-9.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-P


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Human NG2/MCSP Antibody
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Application: IHC Sample Tested: White matter (brain) Species: Human