• Product nameAnti-Histone H2A antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Histone H2A
  • SpecificityDetects endogenous levels of total Histone H2A protein
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, ICC/IF, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (Human) from around the acetylation site of lysine 5 (GGKAAG)

  • Positive control
    • Human breast carcinoma tissue. IHC-P: Human normal colon FFPE tissue sections. ICC/IF: HeLa cells


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C.
  • Storage bufferPreservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: 50% Glycerol, PBS (without Mg2+ and Ca2+), 150mM Sodium chloride, pH 7.4
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  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • Purification notesAffinity purified from rabbit antiserum by affinity chromatography using epitope specific immunogen
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab58550 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 1/5000.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • FunctionCore component of nucleosome. Nucleosomes wrap and compact DNA into chromatin, limiting DNA accessibility to the cellular machineries which require DNA as a template. Histones thereby play a central role in transcription regulation, DNA repair, DNA replication and chromosomal stability. DNA accessibility is regulated via a complex set of post-translational modifications of histones, also called histone code, and nucleosome remodeling.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the histone H2A family.
  • Post-translational
    The chromatin-associated form is phosphorylated on Thr-121 during mitosis.
    Deiminated on Arg-4 in granulocytes upon calcium entry.
    Monoubiquitination of Lys-120 by RING1 and RNF2/RING2 complex gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional repression and participates in X chromosome inactivation of female mammals. It is involved in the initiation of both imprinted and random X inactivation. Ubiquitinated H2A is enriched in inactive X chromosome chromatin. Ubiquitination of H2A functions downstream of methylation of 'Lys-27' of histone H3. Monoubiquitination of Lys-120 by RNF2/RING2 can also be induced by ultraviolet and may be involved in DNA repair. Following DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), it is ubiquitinated through 'Lys-63' linkage of ubiquitin moieties by the E2 ligase UBE2N and the E3 ligases RNF8 and RNF168, leading to the recruitment of repair proteins to sites of DNA damage. Monoubiquitination and ionizing radiation-induced 'Lys-63'-linked ubiquitination are distinct events.
    Phosphorylation on Ser-2 is enhanced during mitosis. Phosphorylation on Ser-2 by RPS6KA5/MSK1 directly represses transcription. Acetylation of H3 inhibits Ser-2 phosphorylation by RPS6KA5/MSK1.
    Symmetric dimethylation on Arg-4 by the PRDM1/PRMT5 complex may play a crucial role in the germ-cell lineage.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • H2a 615 antibody
    • H2A antibody
    • H2A GL101 antibody
    • H2A histone family member A antibody
    • H2A.1 antibody
    • H2A.2 antibody
    • H2A/a antibody
    • H2A/m antibody
    • H2A/O antibody
    • H2A/q antibody
    • H2A1B_HUMAN antibody
    • H2AFA antibody
    • H2AFE antibody
    • H2AFL antibody
    • H2AFM antibody
    • H2AFO antibody
    • H2AFQ antibody
    • HIST1H2AE antibody
    • HIST1H2AJ antibody
    • HIST2H2AA antibody
    • HIST2H2AA3 antibody
    • HIST2H2AB antibody
    • HIST2H2AC antibody
    • Histone 1 H2ae antibody
    • Histone 2 H2aa3 antibody
    • Histone 2 H2ab antibody
    • Histone 2 H2ac antibody
    • Histone H2A type 1 B antibody
    • Histone H2A type 1 C antibody
    • Histone H2A type 1 E antibody
    • Histone H2A type 1 J antibody
    • Histone H2A type 1-B/E antibody
    • Histone H2A.2 antibody
    • Histone H2A/a antibody
    • Histone H2A/m antibody
    • MGC74460 antibody
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Anti-Histone H2A antibody images

  • IHC image of ab58550 staining Histone H2A in human colon formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections, performed on a Leica Bond. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab58550, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX. No primary antibody was used in the negative control (shown on the inset).


    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

  • ab58550 staining Histone H2A in HeLa cells. The cells were fixed with 100% methanol (5min) and then blocked in 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1%PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab58550 at 1μg/ml overnight at +4°C, followed by a further incubation at room temperature for 1h with an AlexaFluor®488 Goat anti-Rabbit secondary (ab150077) at 2 μg/ml (shown in green). AlexaFluor®350 WGA was used at a 1/200 dilution and incubated for 1h with the cells, to label plasma membranes (shown in blue). Nuclear DNA was labelled in red with 1.25 μM DRAQ5™ (ab108410), which was added to the secondary antibody mixture. A secondary only negative control is displayed, which indicates that the Histone H2A staining observed is due to primary antibody specificity and not to unspecific binding of the secondary antibody to the cells.

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of human breast carcinoma tissue using ab58550 at 1/50-1/100 dilution. Samples are treated -/+ peptide.

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