• Product nameAnti-GABA A receptor pi antibody
    See all GABA A receptor pi primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to GABA A receptor pi
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-P, ELISA, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human, Pig
    Predicted to work with: Cow, Dog
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide derived from residues 28 - 77 of human GABA A receptor pi.


  • Positive control
    • Jurkat cell lysate for Western blot, and Human intestine for Immunohistochemistry.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab26055 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 0.5 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 50 kDa.Can be blocked with GABA A receptor pi peptide (ab206287). Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA 1/312500.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22700823


  • FunctionGABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel. In the uterus, the function of the receptor appears to be related to tissue contractility. The binding of this pI subunit with other GABA(A) receptor subunits alters the sensitivity of recombinant receptors to modulatory agents such as pregnanolone.
  • Tissue specificityMost abundant in the uterus, also expressed in lung, thymus and prostate.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the ligand-gated ion channel (TC 1.A.9) family. Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor (TC 1.A.9.5) subfamily. GABRP sub-subfamily.
  • Cellular localizationCell junction > synapse > postsynaptic cell membrane. Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • GABA(A) receptor subunit pi antibody
    • GABRP antibody
    • Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor pi antibody
    • Gamma aminobutyric acid A receptor pi antibody
    • Gamma aminobutyric acid receptor pi subunit antibody
    • Gamma aminobutyric acid receptor subunit pi antibody
    • Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit pi antibody
    • GBRP_HUMAN antibody
    • MGC126386 antibody
    • MGC126387 antibody
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Anti-GABA A receptor pi antibody images

  • Anti-GABA A receptor pi antibody (ab26055) at 0.5 µg/ml (in 5% skim milk / PBS buffer) + Jurkat cell lysate 10ug.

    HRP conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG at 1/50000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 50 kDa
    Observed band size : 50,>90 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Gel concentration: 10%.
  • Ab26055 at 4-8 ug/ml staining GABA A receptor pi in paraffin embedded human intestine by Immunohistochemistry. Arrows indicate the GABA A receptor pi positive epithelial cells of intestinal villus. Magnification: x400.

References for Anti-GABA A receptor pi antibody (ab26055)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Kaneko Y  et al. Oxytocin modulates GABAAR subunits to confer neuroprotection in stroke in vitro. Sci Rep 6:35659 (2016). WB ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 27767042) »
  • Takano K  et al. Characteristic expressions of GABA receptors and GABA producing/transporting molecules in rat kidney. PLoS One 9:e105835 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25188493) »

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Western blot
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (MDA-MB231 cell line)
Loading amount 20 µg
Specification MDA-MB231 cell line
Treatment 100µM GABA for 24hrs
Gel Running Conditions Non-reduced Denaturing
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Sep 13 2012

Thank you for your enquiry. Following communication with the source of this antiserum I have managed to find the protocol that was used to verify this antibody by IHC-P. I have uploaded it to our web site and it is available by clicking on the link...

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Thank you for your enquiry and for completing our technical questionnaire. I am sorry to hear that you have been having difficulties with this antibody. I have examined the EXPASY database for the expression of GABA A receptor pi and it appears tha...

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