• Product nameAnti-HDAC4 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to HDAC4
  • Specificityab39657 detects endogenous levels of total HDAC4 protein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (non-phosphorylated) derived from Human HDAC4 around the phosphorylation site of Serine 632.

  • Positive control
    • Jurkat cell extracts.



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 119 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 119 kDa).
ELISA 1/20000.


  • FunctionResponsible for the deacetylation of lysine residues on the N-terminal part of the core histones (H2A, H2B, H3 and H4). Histone deacetylation gives a tag for epigenetic repression and plays an important role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression and developmental events. Histone deacetylases act via the formation of large multiprotein complexes. Involved in muscle maturation via its interaction with the myocyte enhancer factors such as MEF2A, MEF2C and MEF2D.
  • Tissue specificityUbiquitous.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in HDAC4 are the cause of brachydactyly-mental retardation syndrome (BDMR) [MIM:600430]. A syndrome resembling the physical anomalies found in Albright hereditary osteodystrophy. Common features are mild facial dysmorphism, congenital heart defects, distinct brachydactyly type E, mental retardation, developmental delay, seizures, autism spectrum disorder, and stocky build. Soft tissue ossification is absent, and there are no abnormalities in parathyroid hormone or calcium metabolism.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the histone deacetylase family. HD type 2 subfamily.
  • DomainThe nuclear export sequence mediates the shuttling between the nucleus and the cytoplasm.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated by CaMK4 at Ser-246, Ser-467 and Ser-632. Phosphorylation at other residues is required for the interaction with 14-3-3.
    Sumoylation on Lys-559 is promoted by the E3 SUMO-protein ligase RANBP2, and prevented by phosphorylation by CaMK4.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Cytoplasm. Shuttles between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Upon muscle cells differentiation, it accumulates in the nuclei of myotubes, suggesting a positive role of nuclear HDAC4 in muscle differentiation. The export to cytoplasm depends on the interaction with a 14-3-3 chaperone protein and is due to its phosphorylation at Ser-246, Ser-467 and Ser-632 by CaMK4. The nuclear localization probably depends on sumoylation.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • AHO3 antibody
    • BDMR antibody
    • EC antibody
    • HA6116 antibody
    • HD 4 antibody
    • HD4 antibody
    • HDAC 4 antibody
    • HDAC A antibody
    • HDAC4 antibody
    • HDAC4_HUMAN antibody
    • HDACA antibody
    • Histone deacetylase 4 antibody
    • Histone Deacetylase A antibody
    • KIAA0288 antibody
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Anti-HDAC4 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-HDAC4 antibody (ab39657) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : Jurkat cell extracts
    Lane 2 : Jurkat cell extracts with blocking peptide at 1 µg/ml

    Predicted band size : 119 kDa
    Observed band size : 119 kDa

References for Anti-HDAC4 antibody (ab39657)

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