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Anti-beta Tubulin antibody [TU-06] (ab78109)


  • Product nameAnti-beta Tubulin antibody [TU-06]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [TU-06] to beta Tubulin
  • SpecificityRecognizes all beta Tubulin isoforms.
  • Tested applicationsWB, IHC-P, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species
  • Immunogen

    Porcine brain beta Tubulin.

  • Positive control
    • Heart tissue.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab78109 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 a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 50 kDa.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
ICC Use a concentration of 2 µg/ml.


  • 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.
  • Tissue specificityUbiquitously expressed with highest levels in spleen, thymus and immature brain.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the tubulin family.
  • DomainThe highly acidic C-terminal region may bind cations such as calcium.
  • 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.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Beta 4 tubulin antibody
    • Beta 5 tubulin antibody
    • BetaTubulin antibody
    • TBB5_HUMAN antibody
    • TUBB antibody
    • TUBB2 antibody
    • TUBB2A antibody
    • TUBB5 antibody
    • tubulin beta 2A antibody
    • Tubulin beta chain antibody
    • Tubulin beta-5 chain antibody
    see all

Anti-beta Tubulin antibody [TU-06] images

  • Immunohistochemistry analysis of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human heart tissue using 5µg/ml ab78109.
    A after heat induced antigen retrieval step was performed using pH 6.0 citrate buffer. After incubation with the primary antibody, slides were incubated with biotinylated secondary antibody, followed by alkaline phosphatase-streptavidin and chromogen.

References for Anti-beta Tubulin antibody [TU-06] (ab78109)

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 10000 cells
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (12%)
Sample Mouse Cell lysate - whole cell (Mouse Glioblastoma (GL261))
Specification Mouse Glioblastoma (GL261)
Treatment HDAC inhibitors for 24hrs
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 2 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 28°C

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