The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
1/5000. Detects a band of approximately 42 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa).Can be blocked with Human beta Actin peptide (ab13772). Abcam strongly recommends blocking and incubation using 5% BSA as we have found that use of 5% milk seems to drastically reduce the intensity of the signal obtained. Please refer to WB image for further details.
Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility and are ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells.
Involvement in disease
Defects 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.
Predicted band size: 42 kDa Observed band size: 42 kDa
Exposure time: 1 minute
The membrane 1-4 was blocked in 5% BSA (1 hour). The membrane 5-8 was blocked in 5% MILK (1 hour). Abcam routinely uses 5% BSA to block, however following recent customer feedback our labs investigated the effect of 5% milk blocking. We can now confirm that milk is not a suitable blocking agent for this antibody and significantly decreases the signal on the membrane.