• Product nameAnti-ATF-4 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to ATF-4
  • SpecificityAntibody detects endogenous levels of ATF-4 protein around Serine 245.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-Fr, IHC-P, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human ATF-4.
    Database link: P18848

  • Positive control
    • Breast carcinoma tissue.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab31390 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
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 21933012Fixed with methanol
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA 1/20000.


  • FunctionTranscriptional activator. Binds the cAMP response element (CRE) (consensus: 5'-GTGACGT[AC][AG]-3'), a sequence present in many viral and cellular promoters. It binds to a Tax-responsive enhancer element in the long terminal repeat of HTLV-I.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the bZIP family.
    Contains 1 bZIP domain.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Cell membrane. Nucleus. Colocalizes with GABBR1 in hippocampal neuron dendritic membranes.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Activating transcription factor 4 antibody
    • ATF 4 antibody
    • ATF4 antibody
    • ATF4 protein antibody
    • ATF4_HUMAN antibody
    • cAMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-4 antibody
    • cAMP-responsive element-binding protein 2 antibody
    • CREB 2 antibody
    • CREB-2 antibody
    • CREB2 antibody
    • Cyclic AMP dependent transcription factor ATF 4 antibody
    • Cyclic AMP response element binding protein 2 antibody
    • Cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-4 antibody
    • Cyclic AMP-responsive element-binding protein 2 antibody
    • DNA binding protein TAXREB67 antibody
    • DNA-binding protein TAXREB67 antibody
    • Tax Responsive Enhancer Element B67 antibody
    • Tax-responsive enhancer element-binding protein 67 antibody
    • TaxREB67 antibody
    • TXREB antibody
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Anti-ATF-4 antibody images

  • ab31390 at a 1:50-1:100 dilution staining ATF-4 in human breast carcinoma tissue, using Immunohistochemistry, Paraffin Embedded Tissue.

    Left image : Un-treated.

    Right image : Antibody pre-incubated with synthesized peptide.

References for Anti-ATF-4 antibody (ab31390)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Zhu H  et al. Activating transcription factor 4 promotes esophageal squamous cell carcinoma invasion and metastasis in mice and is associated with poor prognosis in human patients. PLoS One 9:e103882 (2014). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 25078779) »
  • Lenna S  et al. HLA-B35 and dsRNA induce endothelin-1 via activation of ATF4 in human microvascular endothelial cells. PLoS One 8:e56123 (2013). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23441162) »

See all 5 Publications for this product

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample Human Tissue sections (Lung)
Specification Lung
Fixative Acetone
Permeabilization No
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 20% · Temperature: 25°C

Dr. Carl Atkinson

Verified customer

Submitted Apr 06 2013

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