• Product nameAnti-GLP1 (amidated) antibody [8G9]
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [8G9] to GLP1 (amidated)
  • Specificityab26278 is specific for the amidated C terminus of the peptide and does not react with GLP 1 (7-37). It reacts with the amidated C-terminus of GLP 1 (7-36) amide, GLP-1(9-36) and GLP 1 (1-36) amide.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, IHC-Fr, Sandwich ELISA, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Guinea pig, Cow, Human, Pig, Marmoset (common)
    Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic amide peptide identical to human, bovine, guinea pig, mouse, rat and all other examined mammalian species: H-


    -NH2, corresponding to amino acids 7-36 of GLP 1

  • EpitopeC-terminal epitope of GLP-1(7-36)amide
  • Positive control
    • IHC-P/IHC-Fr: rat colon and rat pancreas

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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab26278 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 1/2000. Fix in 4% paraformaldehyde in 0.1 phosphate buffer, pH 7.4 overnight at 4°C.
IHC-Fr 1/2000. Best performance has been seen in frozen sections.
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration. Can be paired for Sandwich ELISA with Mouse monoclonal [4F3] to GLP1 (ab23472).

We recommend that ab26278 is used as capture antibody. ab26278 binds to the c-terminus and presents the mid-molecular epitope to the ab23472 detection antibody, so it has easy access to it. For the same reason we do not recommend swapping the pair, as the binding of the mid molecular epitope to the coat will not present the c-terminus epitope to the ab26278 antibody in a very favourable manner.

ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionGlucagon plays a key role in glucose metabolism and homeostasis. Regulates blood glucose by increasing gluconeogenesis and decreasing glycolysis. A counterregulatory hormone of insulin, raises plasma glucose levels in response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia. Plays an important role in initiating and maintaining hyperglycemic conditions in diabetes.
    GLP-1 is a potent stimulator of glucose-dependent insulin release. Play important roles on gastric motility and the suppression of plasma glucagon levels. May be involved in the suppression of satiety and stimulation of glucose disposal in peripheral tissues, independent of the actions of insulin. Have growth-promoting activities on intestinal epithelium. May also regulate the hypothalamic pituitary axis (HPA) via effects on LH, TSH, CRH, oxytocin, and vasopressin secretion. Increases islet mass through stimulation of islet neogenesis and pancreatic beta cell proliferation. Inhibits beta cell apoptosis.
    GLP-2 stimulates intestinal growth and up-regulates villus height in the small intestine, concomitant with increased crypt cell proliferation and decreased enterocyte apoptosis. The gastrointestinal tract, from the stomach to the colon is the principal target for GLP-2 action. Plays a key role in nutrient homeostasis, enhancing nutrient assimilation through enhanced gastrointestinal function, as well as increasing nutrient disposal. Stimulates intestinal glucose transport and decreases mucosal permeability.
    Oxyntomodulin significantly reduces food intake. Inhibits gastric emptying in humans. Suppression of gastric emptying may lead to increased gastric distension, which may contribute to satiety by causing a sensation of fullness.
    Glicentin may modulate gastric acid secretion and the gastro-pyloro-duodenal activity. May play an important role in intestinal mucosal growth in the early period of life.
  • Tissue specificityGlucagon is secreted in the A cells of the islets of Langerhans. GLP-1, GLP-2, oxyntomodulin and glicentin are secreted from enteroendocrine cells throughout the gastrointestinal tract. GLP-1 and GLP-2 are also secreted in selected neurons in the brain.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the glucagon family.
  • Post-translational
    Proglucagon is post-translationally processed in a tissue-specific manner in pancreatic A cells and intestinal L cells. In pancreatic A cells, the major bioactive hormone is glucagon cleaved by PCSK2/PC2. In the intestinal L cells PCSK1/PC1 liberates GLP-1, GLP-2, glicentin and oxyntomodulin. GLP-1 is further N-terminally truncated by post-translational processing in the intestinal L cells resulting in GLP-1(7-37) GLP-1-(7-36)amide. The C-terminal amidation is neither important for the metabolism of GLP-1 nor for its effects on the endocrine pancreas.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • GCG antibody
    • GLP-1 antibody
    • GLP-1(7-36) antibody
    • GLP-1(7-37) antibody
    • GLP-2 antibody
    • GLUC_HUMAN antibody
    • Glucagon-like peptide 2 antibody
    • GRPP antibody
    • Incretin hormone antibody
    • OXM antibody
    • OXY antibody
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Anti-GLP1 (amidated) antibody [8G9] images

  • ab26278 (1µg/ml) staining GLP1 in Human pancreas, using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol there is strong cytoplasmic staining.
    Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffer citrate pH6.1 in a DAKO PT link. 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, optimization of primary antibody concentration and incubation time is recommended. Signal amplification may be required.

References for Anti-GLP1 (amidated) antibody [8G9] (ab26278)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Mizokami A  et al. Oral administration of osteocalcin improves glucose utilization by stimulating glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion. Bone 69C:68-79 (2014). Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 25230237) »
  • Terry NA  et al. Impaired enteroendocrine development in intestinal-specific Islet1 mouse mutants causes impaired glucose homeostasis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 307:G979-91 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25214396) »

See all 5 Publications for this product

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The lab confirmed that if one considers the GLP1 pre-protein to be the aa 1-37 amidated form of GLP1, then that is what the antibody recognizes.

From review of previous discussion with the originator of this product, it appears that there should be no reactivity with glucagon. I have also BLAST-ed the immunogen and aligned with glucagon. The immunogen HAEGTFTSNVSSYLEGQAAKEFIAWLVKGR, correspon...

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I have had a look at the products that we have available in our catalogue and I recommend using the following validated antibody pairs for sandwich ELISA (sELISA):
1. Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (active)
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Please find the original reference for this antibody attached. The product mentioned in the paper is HYB 147-6.

Unfortunately, theoriginator does not have any more data that can be disclosed....

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I have checked with the originator of the product and according totheir data,no cross reaction with glucagon was detected. This product is specific for GLP1 protein expression.

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ab26278 would work with Mouse tissue and in IHC-Fr. Please be advised that this is a primary antibody not the secondary antibody. The compatible FITC conjugated secondary antibodies are

ab97239, ab98692...

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I am sorry I am not able to find catalog number 1072-1002 on our system. Our product numbers always start with ab. We do have the following goat anti mouse IgG FITC conjugated secondary antibody, tested in IHC-Fr,...

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The peptide used when this antibody was developed was made for the immunization, therefore we do not have it commercially available.

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