• Product nameAnti-AP2 beta antibody [AP2b 1F3/8]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [AP2b 1F3/8] to AP2 beta
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ELISA, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Truncated AP-2 beta-protein prepared from bacteria.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab18113 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 concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 50 kDa.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-Fr 1/300.


  • FunctionSequence-specific DNA-binding protein that interacts with inducible viral and cellular enhancer elements to regulate transcription of selected genes. AP-2 factors bind to the consensus sequence 5'-GCCNNNGGC-3' and activate genes involved in a large spectrum of important biological functions including proper eye, face, body wall, limb and neural tube development. They also suppress a number of genes including MCAM/MUC18, C/EBP alpha and MYC. AP-2-beta appears to be required for normal face and limb development and for proper terminal differentiation and function of renal tubular epithelia.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in TFAP2B are the cause of Char syndrome (CHAR) [MIM:169100]. CHAR is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), facial dysmorphism and hand anomalies.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the AP-2 family.
  • Post-translational
    Sumoylated on Lys-21; which inhibits transcriptional activity.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Activating enhancer binding protein 2 beta antibody
    • Activating enhancer-binding protein 2-beta antibody
    • AP 2B antibody
    • AP2 B antibody
    • AP2-beta antibody
    • AP2B antibody
    • AP2B_HUMAN antibody
    • AP2beta antibody
    • MGC21381 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000039925 antibody
    • PDA2 antibody
    • TFAP 2B antibody
    • Tfap2b antibody
    • Transcription factor AP 2 beta antibody
    • Transcription factor AP-2-beta antibody
    • Transcription factor AP2 beta antibody
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Anti-AP2 beta antibody [AP2b 1F3/8] images

  • ab18113 at 1/300 staining perfusion fixed rat brain tissue sections by IHC-Fr. Adult rat was perfused intracardially with paraformaldehyde 4% + 15% of a saturated solution of picric acid in PB 0.2M. The brain was post-fixed in the same fixative for 24 hours. Sections were cryoprotected with sucrose 20% and later frozen in OCT. Sections were incubated in free floating 12h with the primary antibody (1/300) and revealed with secondary antibody conjugated with Alexa Fluor ® 488 (1/2000). The staining obtained is restricted to the cytoplasm and consists of a small and thin punctate staining (white arrows). The pictures show the staining obtained in cortical neurons, with the X20 (top picture) and X40 (bottom picture) objective.

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References for Anti-AP2 beta antibody [AP2b 1F3/8] (ab18113)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Bökenkamp R  et al. Dlx1 and Rgs5 in the ductus arteriosus: vessel-specific genes identified by transcriptional profiling of laser-capture microdissected endothelial and smooth muscle cells. PLoS One 9:e86892 (2014). IHC-P ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 24489801) »
  • Ebauer M  et al. Comparative expression profiling identifies an in vivo target gene signature with TFAP2B as a mediator of the survival function of PAX3/FKHR. Oncogene 26:7267-81 (2007). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 17525748) »

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (Rat brain)
Specification Rat brain
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization No

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Submitted Jun 30 2009