• Product nameAnti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody
    See all alpha smooth muscle Actin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal to alpha smooth muscle Actin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IF, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein (GST-tag) corresponding to Human alpha smooth muscle Actin aa 1-377.
    Database link: P62736



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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 - 5 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml.
Flow Cyt Use 1µg for 106 cells. ab170192-Mouse monoclonal IgG2b, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.


  • 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 ACTA2 are the cause of aortic aneurysm familial thoracic type 6 (AAT6) [MIM:611788]. AATs are characterized by permanent dilation of the thoracic aorta usually due to degenerative changes in the aortic wall. They are primarily associated with a characteristic histologic appearance known as 'medial necrosis' or 'Erdheim cystic medial necrosis' in which there is degeneration and fragmentation of elastic fibers, loss of smooth muscle cells, and an accumulation of basophilic ground substance.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the actin family.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • a actin antibody
    • AAT6 antibody
    • ACTA_HUMAN antibody
    • ACTA2 antibody
    • Actin alpha 2 smooth muscle aorta antibody
    • Actin aortic smooth muscle antibody
    • Actin, aortic smooth muscle antibody
    • ACTSA antibody
    • ACTVS antibody
    • Alpha 2 actin antibody
    • Alpha actin 2 antibody
    • Alpha cardiac actin antibody
    • Alpha-actin-2 antibody
    • Cell growth inhibiting gene 46 protein antibody
    • Cell growth-inhibiting gene 46 protein antibody
    • GIG46 antibody
    • Growth inhibiting gene 46 antibody
    • MYMY5 antibody
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Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody images

  • Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody (ab54723) at 1 µg/ml + Whole tissue lysate prepared from human omentum, serous carcinoma.

    Predicted band size : 42 kDa
  • Detection limit for GST tagged alpha smooth muscle actin is approximately 1 ng/ml as a capture antibody.

  • ab54723 at 1 - 10 ug/ml staining Alpha smooth muscle actin in human Hela cells by Immunocytochemistry / Immunofluorescence.

  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab54723 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab54723, 1µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was a goat ant-mouse DyLight® 488 (IgG; H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG2b [PLPV219] (ab91366, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive signal in HeLa cells fixed with 80% methanol (5 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.

References for Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody (ab54723)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Feng Y  et al. Hypoxia-cultured human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells are non-oncogenic and have enhanced viability, motility, and tropism to brain cancer. Cell Death Dis 5:e1567 (2014). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 25501828) »
  • Presser LD  et al. Activation of TGF-ß1 promoter by hepatitis C virus-induced AP-1 and Sp1: role of TGF-ß1 in hepatic stellate cell activation and invasion. PLoS One 8:e56367 (2013). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23437118) »

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 20 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (Hela, HEK293)
Specification Hela, HEK293
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

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Submitted Feb 09 2015