• Product nameAnti-alpha Tubulin antibody [DM1A]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [DM1A] to alpha Tubulin
  • Specificityab80779 causes the 10-nm filaments to collapse into large lateral aggregates collecting in the cell periphery or tight juxtanuclear caps. It does not block microtubule assembly. It does not inhibit polymerization or depolymerization of platelet tubulin in vitro. It blocks (by 70-80%) the ability of tubulin dimers (with GppNHp bound) to promote a stable inhibition of adenylyl cyclase.
  • Tested applicationsFlow Cyt, WB, IP, IHC-P, Electron Microscopy, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Chicken, Guinea pig, Cow, Human, Pig, Xenopus laevis, Gerbil
    Predicted to work with: Horse, Cat, Dog, Cynomolgus Monkey, Xenopus tropicalis
  • Immunogen

    Native chick brain microtubules.

  • EpitopeAmino acids 426-450.
  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal within WB in the following whole cell lysates: HeLa; HEK293; HepG2; Caco2; NIH3T3; PC12. Ls174T, MAD109 cells. Skin, lung. This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: HepG2.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab80779 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
Flow Cyt Use 1µg for 106 cells. Ab170190-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 2 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 54 kDa.
IP Use at 2 µg/mg of lysate.
IHC-P 1/400.
Electron Microscopy Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • 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
    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
    • TUBA3 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, alpha 1 (testis specific) antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 1a 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 [DM1A] images

  • All lanes : Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [DM1A] (ab80779) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 2 : HEK293 (Human embryonic kidney cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 3 : HepG2 (Human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 4 : Caco 2 (Human colonic carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 5 : NIH 3T3 (Mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 6 : PC12 (Rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (Alexa Fluor® 790) (ab175781) at 1/10000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 54 kDa
    Observed band size : 52 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 50 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using Licor blocking buffer before being incubated with ab80779 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using Anti-rabbit Alexa Fluor® 790 (ab175781) at a 1:10,000 dilution for 1hr at room temperature and then imaged using the Licor Odyssey CLx.

  • ab80779 stained HepG2 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab80779 at 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was anti-mouse DyLight® 488 (ab96879) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM. This antibody also gave a positive result in methanol fixed (100%, 5min) HeLa, Hek293, HepG2, and MCF-7 cells, also in formaldehyde fixed (4%, 10min) HeLa, Hek293, and MCF-7 cells at 5ug/ml.

  • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded rat lung stained with ab80779 at 1/400 dilution using a peroxidase-conjugate and DAB chromogen. Note cytoplasmic staining of ciliated epithelium of bronchioles.
  • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded Human lung stained with ab80779 at 1/400 dilution using a peroxidase-conjugate and AEC chromogen. Note cytoplasmic staining of ciliated epithelium of bronchioles.

  • Overlay histogram showing HEK293 cells stained with ab80779 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton 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 (ab80779, 1µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22°C. The secondary antibody used was anti-mouse DyLight® 488 (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22°C. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive signal in HEK293 cells fixed with methanol (5 min)/permeabilized in 0.1% PBS-Triton used under the same conditions.

References for Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [DM1A] (ab80779)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Vernet N  et al. The expression of Y-linked Zfy2 in XY mouse oocytes leads to frequent meiosis 2 defects, a high incidence of subsequent early cleavage stage arrest and infertility. Development 141:855-66 (2014). ICC/IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 24496622) »
  • Turtoi A  et al. Proteomic and genomic modulations induced by γ-irradiation of human blood lymphocytes. Int J Radiat Biol 86:888-904 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 20653344) »

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