Anti-Actin antibody [ACTN05] (Biotin) (ab79667)


  • Product nameAnti-Actin antibody [ACTN05] (Biotin)
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [ACTN05] to Actin (Biotin)
  • ConjugationBiotin
  • SpecificityReacts with all six known vertebrate isoforms of actin (MW~42kDa). Also reacts with two cytoplasmic actins (beta, gamma) which are highly homologous to one another but differ from the muscle actins at about 25 amino acid residues.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IP, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Chicken, Cow, Dog, Human, Pig, Dictyostelium discoideum, Physarum polycephalum
  • Immunogen

    Chicken gizzard Actin

  • Positive control
    • HeLa cells. Skeletal muscle.
  • General notes

    Highly recommended for monitoring total protein load on Western blots.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab79667 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 0.5 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 42 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa).

Use for 2hrs at RT.

IP Use at 2 µg/mg of lysate.

Verified on denatured Actin. Use protein G.

IHC-P 1/50. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.

Use for 30 min with LV’s UltraVision. Boil tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min.


  • FunctionActins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility and are ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in ACTA1 are the cause of nemaline myopathy type 3 (NEM3) [MIM:161800]. A form of nemaline myopathy. Nemaline myopathies are muscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness of varying severity and onset, and abnormal thread-or rod-like structures in muscle fibers on histologic examination. The phenotype at histological level is variable. Some patients present areas devoid of oxidative activity containg (cores) within myofibers. Core lesions are unstructured and poorly circumscribed.
    Defects in ACTA1 are a cause of myopathy congenital with excess of thin myofilaments (MPCETM) [MIM:161800]. A congenital muscular disorder characterized at histological level by areas of sarcoplasm devoid of normal myofibrils and mitochondria, and replaced with dense masses of thin filaments. Central cores, rods, ragged red fibers, and necrosis are absent.
    Defects in ACTA1 are a cause of congenital myopathy with fiber-type disproportion (CFTD) [MIM:255310]; also known as congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy (CFTDM). CFTD is a genetically heterogeneous disorder in which there is relative hypotrophy of type 1 muscle fibers compared to type 2 fibers on skeletal muscle biopsy. However, these findings are not specific and can be found in many different myopathic and neuropathic conditions.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the actin family.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • a actin antibody
    • ACTA antibody
    • ACTA1 antibody
    • Actin alpha skeletal muscle antibody
    • Actin antibody
    • actin, alpha 1, skeletal muscle 1 antibody
    • actin, alpha 1, skeletal muscle antibody
    • Actin, alpha skeletal muscle antibody
    • actina antibody
    • actine antibody
    • ACTS_HUMAN antibody
    • aktin antibody
    • Alpha Actin 1 antibody
    • Alpha skeletal muscle Actin antibody
    • alpha skeletal muscle antibody
    • alpha-actin antibody
    • Alpha-actin-1 antibody
    • ASMA antibody
    • CFTD antibody
    • CFTD1 antibody
    • CFTDM antibody
    • MPFD antibody
    • NEM1 antibody
    • NEM2 antibody
    • NEM3 antibody
    • nemaline myopathy type 3 antibody
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References for Anti-Actin antibody [ACTN05] (Biotin) (ab79667)

ab79667 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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