Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [TU-01] (ab78108)

Overview

  • Product nameAnti-alpha Tubulin antibody [TU-01]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [TU-01] to alpha Tubulin
  • SpecificityRecognizes all alpha Tubulin isoforms.
  • Tested applicationsWB, IHC-P, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species
  • Immunogen

    Fraction of tubulin purified from porcine brain by two cycles of polymerization-depolymerization

  • EpitopeRecognises a defined epitope (aa 65-97) on the N-terminal structural domain of alpha Tubulin.
  • Positive control
    • Heart tissue.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab78108 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 - 2 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
ICC 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 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
    • TUBA2 antibody
    • TUBA3C antibody
    • TUBA4A antibody
    • Tubulin alpha 1 chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha 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 3c antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 4a antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha, testis-specific antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha-1 antibody
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Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [TU-01] images

  • Immunohistochemistry analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human heart tissue stained with 5µg/ml ab78108.
    A heat induced antigen retrieval step was performed using pH 6.0 citrate buffer. After incubation with the primary antibody, slides were incubated with biotinylated secondary antibody, followed by alkaline phosphatase-streptavidin and chromogen.

References for Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [TU-01] (ab78108)

ab78108 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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