Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [2Q467] (ab64332)

Overview

  • Product nameAnti-alpha Tubulin antibody [2Q467]
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  • Description
    Rat monoclonal [2Q467] to alpha Tubulin
  • SpecificityThe antibody has a greater affinity for formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde fixed microtubules than native.
  • Tested applicationsWB, ELISA, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species, all Mammals
  • Immunogen

    Full length protein (purified) (Human)

  • Epitopeab64332 recognizes amino acids 414-422 of alpha Tubulin.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab64332 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 at an assay dependent dilution. Predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent dilution. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent dilution.

Target

  • FunctionTubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the tubulin family.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglutamylated. This modification occurs exclusively on glutamate residues and results in polyglutamate chains on the gamma-carboxyl group. Also monoglycylated but not polyglycylated due to the absence of functional TTLL10 in human. Monoglycylation is mainly limited to tubulin incorporated into axonemes (cilia and flagella) whereas glutamylation is prevalent in neuronal cells, centrioles, axonemes, and the mitotic spindle. Both modifications can coexist on the same protein on adjacent residues, and lowering glycylation levels increases polyglutamylation, and reciprocally. The precise function of such modifications is still unclear but they regulate the assembly and dynamics of axonemal microtubules.
    Acetylation of alpha chains at Lys-40 stabilizes microtubules and affects affinity and processivity of microtubule motors. This modification has a role in multiple cellular functions, ranging from cell motility, cell cycle progression or cell differentiation to intracellular trafficking and signaling.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha tubulin ubiquitous antibody
    • Alpha-tubulin 1 antibody
    • B ALPHA 1 antibody
    • bA408E5.3 antibody
    • H2 ALPHA antibody
    • Hum a tub1 antibody
    • Hum a tub2 antibody
    • LIS3 antibody
    • TBA4A_HUMAN antibody
    • Testis-specific alpha-tubulin antibody
    • TUBA1 antibody
    • TUBA1A antibody
    • Tuba4a antibody
    • Tubulin alpha 1 chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha antibody
    • Tubulin alpha ubiquitous chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-1 chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-4A chain antibody
    • Tubulin H2-alpha antibody
    • Tubulin K alpha 1 antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 1 (testis specific) antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 4a antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha, testis-specific antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha-1 antibody
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Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [2Q467] images

  • IHC image of alpha tubulin staining in human colon formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section*. The section was pre-treated using pressure cooker heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6) for 30mins. The section was incubated with ab64332, 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. An HRP-conjugated secondary (ab6734,1/200 dilution) was used for 1hr at room temperature. The section was counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    *Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

References for Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [2Q467] (ab64332)

ab64332 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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