• Product nameAnti-Alpha B Crystallin antibody
    See all Alpha B Crystallin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Alpha B Crystallin
  • SpecificityThis antibody does not cross-react with beta Crystallin nor alpha A Crystallin.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-Fr, WB, ICC, IP, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Chicken, Cow, Human, Pig
    Predicted to work with: Rabbit, Hamster
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide:


    conjugated to KLH, corresponding to amino acids 163-175 of Human alpha B Crystallin.

  • General notesFor maximum product recovery, after thawing, centrifuge the product vial before removing cap



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab13497 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
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB 1/1000 - 1/2000. Detects a band of approximately 22 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 20 kDa).
ICC 1/200.
IP Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionMay contribute to the transparency and refractive index of the lens.
  • Tissue specificityLens as well as other tissues.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in CRYAB are the cause of myofibrillar alpha-B crystallin-related (MFM-CRYAB) [MIM:608810]. A neuromuscular disorder that results in weakness of the proximal and distal limb muscles, weakness of the neck, velopharynx and trunk muscles, hypetrophic cardiomyopathy, and cataract in a subset of patients.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the small heat shock protein (HSP20) family.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Translocates to the nucleus during heat shock and resides in sub-nuclear structures known as SC35 speckles or nuclear splicing speckles.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • AACRYA antibody
    • Alpha B crystallin antibody
    • Alpha crystallin B chain antibody
    • Alpha(B)-crystallin antibody
    • Alpha-crystallin B chain antibody
    • CRYA2 antibody
    • Cryab antibody
    • CRYAB_HUMAN antibody
    • Crystallin alpha B antibody
    • Crystallin alpha polypeptide 2 antibody
    • CTPP2 antibody
    • Heat shock 20 kD like protein antibody
    • Heat shock protein beta 5 antibody
    • Heat shock protein beta-5 antibody
    • HspB5 antibody
    • Renal carcinoma antigen NY REN 27 antibody
    • Renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-27 antibody
    • Rosenthal fiber component antibody
    see all

Anti-Alpha B Crystallin antibody images

  • Alpha B Crystallin was immunoprecipitated using 0.5mg Mouse Spinal Cord tissue, 5µg of Rabbit polyclonal to Alpha B Crystallin and 50µl of protein G magnetic beads (+). No antibody was added to the control (-).

    The antibody was incubated under agitation with Protein G beads for 10min, Mouse Spinal Cord tissue lysate diluted in RIPA buffer was added to each sample and incubated for a further 10min under agitation.

    Proteins were eluted by addition of 40µl SDS loading buffer and incubated for 10min at 70°C; 10µl of each sample was separated on a SDS PAGE gel, transferred to a nitrocellulose membrane, blocked with 5% BSA and probed with ab13497.

    Secondary: Mouse monoclonal [SB62a] Secondary Antibody to Rabbit IgG light chain (HRP) (ab99697).

    Band: 22kDa; Alpha B Crystallin

  • Anti-Alpha B Crystallin antibody (ab13497) at 1/1000 dilution + Human spinal cord tissue lysate - total protein (ab29188) at 10 µg

    Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) at 1/3000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 20 kDa
    Observed band size : 22 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

References for Anti-Alpha B Crystallin antibody (ab13497)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Anchan RM  et al. Pax6- and Six3-mediated induction of lens cell fate in mouse and human ES cells. PLoS One 9:e115106 (2014). ICC/IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 25517354) »
  • Raju I & Abraham EC Mutants of human aB-crystallin cause enhanced protein aggregation and apoptosis in mammalian cells: Influence of co-expression of HspB1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 430:107-12 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23194663) »

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Product Wall

Application Western blot
Loading amount 40 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (15% Polyacrylamide)
Sample Pig Tissue lysate - other (Muscle Sarcoplasm)
Specification Muscle Sarcoplasm
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 20°C

Dr. Shannon Cruzen

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 26 2014

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Western blot
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (adipocytes)
Loading amount 5 µg
Specification adipocytes
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (10% gel)
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Feb 10 2010

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (adult kidney)
Specification adult kidney
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid pH6
Permeabilization No
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: rt°C

Mr. Carl Hobbs

Verified customer

Submitted Oct 21 2008

Thank you for your enquiry. I can confirm that other than clotting being removed from whole blood (standard serum processing), there has been no additional purification to this product. I hope this information will be useful to you. Should you ...

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