Anti-Hepatitis B Virus X antigen antibody [3F6-G10] (ab235)


  • Product nameAnti-Hepatitis B Virus X antigen antibody [3F6-G10]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [3F6-G10] to Hepatitis B Virus X antigen
  • SpecificityHB-X antigen (17 kD). We have received mixed reports regarding how ab235 works in Western blot, and we are not able to guarantee this antibody in WB.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Immunogen

    HB-Xag-Protein A Fusion protein



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab235 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
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P 1/100. This antibody may not require protein digestion pre-treatment or antigen retrieval on paraffin sections.
IHC-Fr 1/100.


  • RelevanceHepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is a 17 kD transcriptional coactivator that plays a significant role in the regulation of genes involved in inflammation and cell survival. It regulates many transcription factors including nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) and plays a key role in hepatocarcinogenesis. HBx facilitates the binding of cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) to its responsive element. HBx stabilizes the cellular coactivator ASC-2 through direct protein-protein interaction, affecting the regulation of genes actively transcribed in liver cancer cells. HBx transactivates both JNK and MAPK signal transduction pathways in association with the mobilization of cytosolic Ca2+. The communication between HBx and general transcription factor TFIIB is also one of the mechanisms which account for its transcriptional transactivation. HBx decreased the expression of PTEN a known tumor suppressor and a negative regulator of phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase/AKT and HBx decreased the expression of PTEN in HBx-transfected cells. The etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is involved with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HBx in particular plays a role in the development of HBV-related HCC. The persistence of HBx is important to the pathogenesis of early HCC and HBx expression in the liver during chronic HBV infection may be an important prognostic marker for the development of HCC.
  • Alternative names
    • HBV X antigen antibody
    • HBx antibody
    • HBxAg antibody

References for Anti-Hepatitis B Virus X antigen antibody [3F6-G10] (ab235)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Yen CJ  et al. Hepatitis B Virus X Protein Upregulates mTOR Signaling through IKKß to Increase Cell Proliferation and VEGF Production in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. PLoS One 7:e41931 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22848663) »
  • Fernandez AF  et al. The dynamic DNA methylomes of double-stranded DNA viruses associated with human cancer. Genome Res 19:438-51 (2009). WB . Read more (PubMed: 19208682) »

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Application Western blot
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (huh-7 cells)
Loading amount 20 µg
Specification huh-7 cells
Treatment Cells are expressing recombinant HBX protein
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 2 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 20°C

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Submitted Jul 22 2009

Thank you for your message. Unfortuantley, I am unable to obtain precise information about which subtypes of Hepatitis B virus these antibodies detect. We aim to provide as much information as possible to customers, and I am sorry this is not possib...

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