• Product name
    Anti-5HT1B Receptor antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to 5HT1B Receptor
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Rat 5HT1B Receptor. 8-26(CAPPPPATSQTGVPLANLS) and 263-278(VTSINSRVPEVPSESG)
    Database link: P28564

  • Positive control
    • Tested with human brain lysate.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab13896 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 40-41 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 47 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 4 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 24642693


  • Function
    This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins that inhibit adenylate cyclase activity.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated. Desensitization of the receptor may be mediated by its phosphorylation.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • 5 HT1DB antibody
    • 5 hydroxytryptamine receptor 1B antibody
    • 5-HT-1B antibody
    • 5-HT-1D-beta antibody
    • 5-HT1B antibody
    • 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 1B antibody
    • 5HT1B_HUMAN antibody
    • Htr1b antibody
    • HTR1D2 antibody
    • HTR1DB antibody
    • S12 antibody
    • Serotonin 1D beta receptor antibody
    • Serotonin receptor 1B antibody
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  • ab17976 staining 5HT1B in Human colon tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with 10% NBFand blocked with antibody block for 10 minutes; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in CC1 Mild. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/100 in antibody diluent) for 1 hour at 37°C. An undiluted Biotin-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal was used as the secondary antibody.

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  • Predicted band size : 47 kDa
    Western blot analysis of 5HT1B Receptor in human brain lysate with ab13896. A protein band of approximate molecular weight of 40-41kDa was detected. Western blot analysis of 5HT1B Receptor in human brain lysate with ab13896. A protein band of approximate molecular weight of 40-41kDa was detected.
  • ab2607 (4µg/ml) staining 5HT1B in human testis using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol there is strong staining of membrane compartment of the mature seminiferous tubules and possible interstitial cells.
    Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffer EDTA pH 9.0 in a DAKO PT link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 mins. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS) then incubated with primary antibody for 20 min and detected with Dako envision flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with Diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that, for manual staining, optimization of primary antibody concentration and incubation time is recommended. Signal amplification may be required.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Namjoshi DR  et al. Chronic Exposure to Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids Exacerbates Axonal Injury and Microgliosis in the CHIMERA Mouse Model of Repetitive Concussion. PLoS One 11:e0146540 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 26784694) »
  • Watts SW  et al. 5-HT is a potent relaxant in rat superior mesenteric veins. Pharmacol Res Perspect 3:e00103 (2015). IHC . Read more (PubMed: 25692021) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Mouse Tissue sections (Brain, prefrontal cortex and caudate putamen)
Yes - Triton-X 100
Brain, prefrontal cortex and caudate putamen
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 23°C
At excision, the cerebellum was removed, the brain was divided in hemispheres and frozon in isopentane cooled on dry ice. Before IHC, sections were postfixated for 5 min in 96 % EtOH

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Submitted Oct 06 2016

Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step
Antibody Block as blocking agent for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 100%
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: CC1 Mild
Human Tissue sections (Colon)
10% NBF

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Submitted Dec 16 2013

Thank you for your response.

The information provided in the two e-mails is very limited. In the Lab, this antibody has been tested and characterized for Western blot application on human brain tissue lysate and not on SHySy5 cells. You may n...

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I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing problems using this product in the application that you wish.

In order to assess the quality of our products I would ask that you complete a brief questionnaire relating to the application us...

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The immunogens are not commercially available at this time.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks for your reply.

It is good to know that you have used the Trizol extraction method successfully with other samples. The reason I suggested the negative control sample was because it would, if there is an issue with the antibody specifi...

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Thanks again for submitting your protocol details as well as the western blotting image.

I just have a couple additional questions:

1) Have you run a negative control sample that you expect would not contain 5HT1B?

2) Have...

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Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry to hear this vial of ab13896 is giving you trouble. I am currently reviewing the information you have generously provided and will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience!


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