• Product nameAnti-beta Actin antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to beta Actin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide. Ab25894 was raised against a 16 amino acid peptide from near the carboxy-terminus of human ß-actin.

  • Positive control
    • HeLa cell lysate can be used as positive control.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab25894 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 a concentration of 10 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 2 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 42 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 2 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • 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 ACTB are a cause of dystonia juvenile-onset (DYTJ) [MIM:607371]. DYTJ is a form of dystonia with juvenile onset. Dystonia is defined by the presence of sustained involuntary muscle contraction, often leading to abnormal postures. DYTJ patients manifest progressive, generalized, dopa-unresponsive dystonia, developmental malformations and sensory hearing loss.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the actin family.
  • Post-translational
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Localized in cytoplasmic mRNP granules containing untranslated mRNAs.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • A26C1A antibody
    • A26C1B antibody
    • ACTB antibody
    • ACTB_HUMAN antibody
    • Actin cytoplasmic 1 antibody
    • Actin, cytoplasmic 1, N-terminally processed antibody
    • Actx antibody
    • b actin antibody
    • Beta cytoskeletal actin antibody
    • Beta-actin antibody
    • BRWS1 antibody
    • E430023M04Rik antibody
    • MGC128179 antibody
    • PS1TP5 binding protein 1 antibody
    • PS1TP5BP1 antibody
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Anti-beta Actin antibody images

  • Predicted band size : 42 kDa
  • ab25894 at 10µg/ml staining beta Actin in Hela cells by ICC/IF

  • ab25894 (2µg/ml) staining beta actin in human placenta.
    Sections were stained using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus ), at room temperature: sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffers EDTA pH 9.0 . Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 mins. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS) then incubated with primary antibody for 20 min and detected with Dako envision flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with Diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that for manual staining we recommend to optimize the primary antibody concentration and incubation time (overnight incubation), and amplification may be required.

References for Anti-beta Actin antibody (ab25894)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Jian B  et al. Resveratrol restores sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activity and pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 1 (PDK1) expression after hemorrhagic injury in a rat model. Mol Med 20:10-6 (2014). WB . Read more (PubMed: 24395567) »
  • Wang L  et al. Regulation of the phosphorylation and nuclear import and export of ß-catenin by APC and its cancer-related truncated form. J Cell Sci 127:1647-59 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24496450) »

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