Anti-Dopamine Transporter antibody [hDAT-NT] (ab5990)


  • Product nameAnti-Dopamine Transporter antibody [hDAT-NT]
    See all Dopamine Transporter primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rat monoclonal [hDAT-NT] to Dopamine Transporter
  • SpecificityThis antibody recognizes the N-terminus of the dopamine transporter (DAT-NT) in mice and humans.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, ICC, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Fusion protein corresponding to Dopamine Transporter. Fusion protein containing the dopamine transporter N-terminal amino acids 1-66.

  • Positive control
    • IHC-P: Mouse brain tissue.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab5990 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
IHC-P 1/1000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval via the pressure cooker method before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC 1/100 - 1/1000.
IHC-Fr 1/500.


  • FunctionAmine transporter. Terminates the action of dopamine by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in SLC6A3 are the cause of dystonia-parkinsonism infantile (DYTPRI) [MIM:613135]. It is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by infantile onset of parkinsonism and dystonia. Other neurologic features include global developmental delay, bradikinesia and pyramidal tract signs.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A3 subfamily.
  • Cellular localizationMembrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • DA transporter antibody
    • DAT 1 antibody
    • DAT antibody
    • DAT1 antibody
    • Dopamine transporter 1 antibody
    • Dopamine transporter antibody
    • PKDYS antibody
    • SC6A3_HUMAN antibody
    • SLC6A3 antibody
    • Sodium dependent dopamine transporter antibody
    • Sodium-dependent dopamine transporter antibody
    • Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter dopamine), member 3 antibody
    • Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter), member 3 antibody
    • Solute carrier family 6 member 3 antibody
    • Variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) antibody
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Anti-Dopamine Transporter antibody [hDAT-NT] images

  • ab5990 staining of dopamine transporter in mouse brain (substantia nigra) tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Heat-mediated antigen retrieval was carried out using citric acid. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/1000) for two hours at room temperature. A Biotin-conjugated goat anti-rat IgG polyclonal was used as the secondary antibody.

References for Anti-Dopamine Transporter antibody [hDAT-NT] (ab5990)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Zhou Q  et al. Impairment of PARK14-dependent Ca(2+) signalling is a novel determinant of Parkinson's disease. Nat Commun 7:10332 (2016). ICC ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 26755131) »
  • Hess ME  et al. The fat mass and obesity associated gene (Fto) regulates activity of the dopaminergic midbrain circuitry. Nat Neurosci 16:1042-8 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23817550) »

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Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (Brain)
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid
Permeabilization No
Specification Brain
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 21°C
Fixative Formaldehyde

Mr. Carl Hobbs

Verified customer

Submitted May 16 2016

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections)
Antigen retrieval step None
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (Brain)
Specification Brain
Permeabilization No
Fixative Paraformaldehyde

Dr. Karine Thibault

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 19 2013

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Rat Cell (rat dopaminergic neuron)
Specification rat dopaminergic neuron
Fixative Formaldehyde
Permeabilization No
Blocking step saponin as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 0.1% · Temperature: 20°C

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