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Mismatch Repair Protein 2 (MSH2)

  • Product Code: X1406M
  • Size: 500 µl
  • Price (USD): $498

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Data Sheet

Product Name

Mismatch Repair Protein 2 (MSH2)







Product Type

Monoclonal Antibody




Immunohistochemistry (Frozen & Paraffin Sections)


500 µl

Price (USD)



Recognizes a ~102kDa identified as MSH2. Germline mutations in human mismatch repair genes (hMSH2, hMSH6, hMLH1, hPMS2) account for majority of the hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma (HPNCC). CpG dinucleotides in the hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes are hotspots for HNPCC mutations. These mutations cause a mismatch repair deficiency resulting in a mutator phenotype where the replication errors are not repaired. Microsatellites / simple repeatative sequences are prone to this type of replication errors and instability of these microsatellites correlates with the occurance of HPNCC. hMSH2 binds to another MutS homolog protein GTBP to form a heterodimeric complex called hMutSbeta, which binds to insertion/deletion loops in DNA.


Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with recombinant human MSH2 protein and mouse myeloma p3-NS1.Ag4-1 cells.

Positive Control

Tonsil tissue


Tissue culture supernatant with 0.09% sodium azide.

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at 4-8ºC. DO NOT FREEZE

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Image Legend

Immunohistochemical staining using MSH2 antibody on formalin fixed, paraffin embedded human tonsil tissue.

Database Links:



1. Fishel R, et al. 'The human mutator gene homolog hMSH2 and its association with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma.' Cell 75: 1027-1038 (1993) . 2. Kolodner r D, et al. 'Structure of the human MSH2 locus and analysis of two Muir-Torre kindreds for msh2 mutations.' Genomics 24:516-526 (1994) . 3. Maliaka Y K, et al. 'CpG dinucleotides in the hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes are hotspots for HNPCC mutations.' Hum. Genet. 97: 251-255 (1996) . 4. Palombo F, et al. 'h MutSbate, a heterodimer of hMSH2 and hMSH3, binds to insertion/deletion loops in DNA.' Curr. Biol. 6:1181-1184 (1996) .