Anti-Histone H2A.X (phospho S139) antibody [EP854(2)Y] (HRP) (ab195190)


  • Product name
    Anti-Histone H2A.X (phospho S139) antibody [EP854(2)Y] (HRP)
    See all Histone H2A.X primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EP854(2)Y] to Histone H2A.X (phospho S139) (HRP)
  • Host species
  • Conjugation
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human Histone H2A.X (phospho S139). Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human Histone H2A.X (phospho S139). Database link: P16104

  • Positive control
    • WB: Jurkat whole cell lysate. IHC-P: Normal human colon tissue.
  • General notes

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab195190 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 1/50 - 1/100. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB 1/10000. Detects a band of approximately 15 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 15 kDa).


  • Function
    Variant histone H2A which replaces conventional H2A in a subset of nucleosomes. 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. Required for checkpoint-mediated arrest of cell cycle progression in response to low doses of ionizing radiation and for efficient repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) specifically when modified by C-terminal phosphorylation.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the histone H2A family.
  • Developmental stage
    Synthesized in G1 as well as in S-phase.
  • Domain
    The [ST]-Q motif constitutes a recognition sequence for kinases from the PI3/PI4-kinase family.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated on Ser-140 (to form gamma-H2AFX or H2AX139ph) in response to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) generated by exogenous genotoxic agents and by stalled replication forks, and may also occur during meiotic recombination events and immunoglobulin class switching in lymphocytes. Phosphorylation can extend up to several thousand nucleosomes from the actual site of the DSB and may mark the surrounding chromatin for recruitment of proteins required for DNA damage signaling and repair. Widespread phosphorylation may also serve to amplify the damage signal or aid repair of persistent lesions. Phosphorylation of Ser-140 (H2AX139ph) in response to ionizing radiation is mediated by both ATM and PRKDC while defects in DNA replication induce Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) subsequent to activation of ATR and PRKDC. Dephosphorylation of Ser-140 by PP2A is required for DNA DSB repair. In meiosis, Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may occur at synaptonemal complexes during leptotene as an ATM-dependent response to the formation of programmed DSBs by SPO11. Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may subsequently occurs at unsynapsed regions of both autosomes and the XY bivalent during zygotene, downstream of ATR and BRCA1 activation. Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may also be required for transcriptional repression of unsynapsed chromatin and meiotic sex chromosome inactivation (MSCI), whereby the X and Y chromosomes condense in pachytene to form the heterochromatic XY-body. During immunoglobulin class switch recombination in lymphocytes, Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may occur at sites of DNA-recombination subsequent to activation of the activation-induced cytidine deaminase AICDA. Phosphorylation at Tyr-143 (H2AXY142ph) by BAZ1B/WSTF determines the relative recruitment of either DNA repair or pro-apoptotic factors. Phosphorylation at Tyr-143 (H2AXY142ph) favors the recruitment of APBB1/FE65 and pro-apoptosis factors such as MAPK8/JNK1, triggering apoptosis. In contrast, dephosphorylation of Tyr-143 by EYA proteins (EYA1, EYA2, EYA3 or EYA4) favors the recruitment of MDC1-containing DNA repair complexes to the tail of phosphorylated Ser-140 (H2AX139ph).
    Monoubiquitination of Lys-120 (H2AXK119ub) by RING1 and RNF2/RING2 complex gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional repression. 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.
  • Cellular localization
    Nucleus. Chromosome.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • AW228881 antibody
    • H2A histone family member X antibody
    • H2A.FX antibody
    • H2A.X antibody
    • H2a/x antibody
    • H2AFX antibody
    • H2AX antibody
    • H2AX histone antibody
    • H2AX_HUMAN antibody
    • Hist5.2ax antibody
    • Histone 2A antibody
    • Histone 2AX antibody
    • Histone H2A.X antibody
    • Histone H2AX antibody
    • RGD1566119 antibody
    see all


  • IHC image of Histone H2A.X staining in a section of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded normal human colon*, 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 20mins. The section was then incubated with ab195190, 1/71.4285714285714 dilution, for 15 mins at room temperature. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX. The inset negative control image is taken from an identical assay without primary antibody.

    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.

    *Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

  • Anti-Histone H2A.X (phospho S139) antibody [EP854(2)Y] (HRP) (ab195190) at 1/10000 dilution + Jurkat (Human T cell lymphoblast-like cell line) Whole Cell Lysate at 10 µg

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 15 kDa
    Observed band size: 15 kDa

    Exposure time: 8 minutes

    This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MES buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 35 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 3% milk before being incubated with ab195190 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was visualised using ECL development solution ab133406.


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