Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 100 to the C-terminus of Human Histone H2A.
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|ICC/IF||1/200. see Abreview submitted by Kirk McManus|
|IHC-P||1/150. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
|WB||Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 14 kDa).|
|IP||Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.|
|ChIP||Use at an assay dependent concentration. Every new batch of this antibody is tested at Abcam in ChIP|
Chromatin was prepared from U2OS cells according to the Abcam X-ChIP protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10min. The ChIP was performed with 25µg of chromatin, 6µl of ab18255 (blue), and 20µl of Protein A/G sepharose beads. No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). The immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active and inactive loci, Sybr green approach for heterochromatic loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.
Image courtesy of Human Protein Atlas
ab18255 staining histone H2A in human testis, showing a distinct and strong nuclear staining pattern at cells in ductus seminiferus. Paraffin embedded human skin tissue was incubated with ab18255 (1/1200 dilution) for 30 mins at room temperature. Antigen retrieval was performed by heat induction in citrate buffer pH 6.
ab18255 was tested in a tissue microarray (TMA) containing a wide range of normal and cancer tissues as well as a cell microarray consisting of a range of commonly used, well characterised human cell lines. Further results for this antibody can be found at www.proteinatlas.org
Histone H2A - ChIP Grade was immunoprecipitated using 0.5mg HeLa whole cell extract, 5µg of Rabbit polyclonal to and 50µl of protein G magnetic beads (+). No antibody was added to the control (-).
The antibody was incubated under agitation with Protein G beads for 10min, HeLa whole cell extract lysate diluted in RIPA buffer was added to each sample and incubated for a further 10min under agitation.
Proteins were eluted by addition of 40µl SDS loading buffer and incubated for 10min at 70°C; 10µl of each sample was separated on a SDS PAGE gel, transferred to a nitrocellulose membrane, blocked with 5% BSA and probed with ab18255.
Secondary: Mouse monoclonal [SB62a] Secondary Antibody to Rabbit IgG light chain (HRP) (ab99697).
Band: 14kDa, non specific bands - 42kDa: We are unsure as to the identity of this extra band; Histone H2A - ChIP Grade
ab18255 is partially blocked by the immunizing peptide ab19751. There is an additional band at 22kDa in HeLa lysate which is attributed to cross-reactivity.
ICC/IF image of ab18255 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) then permeabilised using 0.1% PBS-Triton and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to further permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab18255 at 1µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (pseudo-colored green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab150081) IgG (H+L) preadsorbed, used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (pseudo-colored red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h at room temperature. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (pseudo-colored blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM for 1hour at room temperature.
This image is courtesy of an Abreview submitted by Ragnhild Eskeland