• Product name
    Anti-gamma Catenin antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to gamma Catenin
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, IP, IHC-P, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (Human) (C terminal).

  • Positive control
    • Breast carcinoma


  • Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage buffer
    pH: 7.40
    Preservative: 0.1% Sodium azide
    Constituents: 0.0268% PBS, BSA
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  • Purity
    Immunogen affinity purified
  • Clonality
  • Isotype
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab15153 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 at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 82 kDa.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P 1/100. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.


  • Function
    Common junctional plaque protein. The membrane-associated plaques are architectural elements in an important strategic position to influence the arrangement and function of both the cytoskeleton and the cells within the tissue. The presence of plakoglobin in both the desmosomes and in the intermediate junctions suggests that it plays a central role in the structure and function of submembranous plaques. Acts as a substrate for VE-PTP and is required by it to stimulate VE-cadherin function in endothelial cells. Can replace beta-catenin in E-cadherin/catenin adhesion complexes which are proposed to couple cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in JUP are the cause of Naxos disease (NXD) [MIM:601214]. NXD is an autosomal recessive disorder combining diffuse non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy and woolly hair.
    Defects in JUP are the cause of familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia type 12 (ARVD12) [MIM:611528]; also called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy 12 (ARVC12). ARVD is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by partial degeneration of the myocardium of the right ventricle, electrical instability, and sudden death. It is clinically defined by electrocardiographic and angiographic criteria; pathologic findings, replacement of ventricular myocardium with fatty and fibrous elements, preferentially involve the right ventricular free wall.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the beta-catenin family.
    Contains 9 ARM repeats.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell junction > adherens junction. Cell junction > desmosome. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Membrane. Cytoplasmic in a soluble and membrane-associated form.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • ARVD 12 antibody
    • ARVD12 antibody
    • Catenin (cadherin associated protein), gamma 80kDa antibody
    • catenin (cadherin-associated protein) gamma (80kD) antibody
    • Catenin gamma antibody
    • CTNNG antibody
    • Desmoplakin 3 antibody
    • Desmoplakin III antibody
    • Desmoplakin-3 antibody
    • Desmoplakin3 antibody
    • DesmoplakinIII antibody
    • DP 3 antibody
    • DP III antibody
    • DP3 antibody
    • DPIII antibody
    • gamma catenin antibody
    • Junction plakoglobin antibody
    • JUP antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000164732 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000164735 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000164738 antibody
    • PDGB antibody
    • PKGB antibody
    • PLAK_HUMAN antibody
    • PLAKOGLOBIN antibody
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  • Human breast carcinoma stained with anti gamma catenin antibody ab15153 (1/100 for 10 min at RT). Gamma catenin staining is seen on the cell membrane and in the cytoplasm.
  • ab15153 staining gamma Catenin in normal human skin tissue sections by IHC-P (formaldehyde-fixed paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue samples were fixed with formaldehyde and blocked with 10% serum for 1 hour at 2°C; antigen retrival was by heat mediation in EDTA (pH9). The sample was incubated with primary antibody (1/100 in TBS + 1% BSA) at 21°C for 1 hour. An undiluted HRP-conjugated Goat polyclonal to mouse IgG was used as secondary antibody.

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  • ICC/IF image of ab15153 stained MCF7 cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab15153, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.


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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Human Tissue sections (Normal Skin)
Normal Skin
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: EDTA, pH 9
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 2°C

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Submitted Feb 25 2010

I can confirm that this antibody recognizes plakoglobin. Please let me know if you need further information,


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