• Product nameAnti-Histone H2B antibody
    See all Histone H2B primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Histone H2B
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, ELISA, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Histone H2B.

  • Positive control
    • Human breast carcinoma tissue. 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, 150mM Sodium chloride, pH 7.4
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  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab61245 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
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.
ELISA 1/5000.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.


  • RelevanceCore 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. Subunit structure The nucleosome is a histone octamer containing two molecules each of H2A, H2B, H3 and H4 assembled in one H3-H4 heterotetramer and two H2A-H2B heterodimers. The octamer wraps approximately 147 bp of DNA. Post-translational modification Monoubiquitination at Lys-35 (H2BK34Ub) by the MSL1/MSL2 dimer is required for histone H3 'Lys-4' (H3K4me) and 'Lys-79' (H3K79me) methylation and transcription activation at specific gene loci, such as HOXA9 and MEIS1 loci. Similarly, monoubiquitination at Lys-121 (H2BK120Ub) by the RNF20/40 complex gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation and is also prerequisite for histone H3 'Lys-4' and 'Lys-79' methylation. It also functions cooperatively with the FACT dimer to stimulate elongation by RNA polymerase II. H2BK120Ub also acts as a regulator of mRNA splicing: deubiquitination by USP49 is required for efficient cotranscriptional splicing of a large set of exons. Phosphorylation at Ser-37 (H2BS36ph) by AMPK in response to stress promotes transcription. Phosphorylated on Ser-15 (H2BS14ph) by STK4/MST1 during apoptosis; which facilitates apoptotic chromatin condensation. Also phosphorylated on Ser-15 in response to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), and in correlation with somatic hypermutation and immunoglobulin class-switch recombination. GlcNAcylation at Ser-113 promotes monoubiquitination of Lys-121. It fluctuates in response to extracellular glucose, and associates with transcribed genes. Crotonylation (Kcr) is specifically present in male germ cells and marks testis-specific genes in post-meiotic cells, including X-linked genes that escape sex chromosome inactivation in haploid cells. Crotonylation marks active promoters and enhancers and confers resistance to transcriptional repressors. It is also associated with post-meiotically activated genes on autosomes.
  • Cellular localizationNuclear
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  • Alternative names
    • H2B GL105 antibody
    • H2B histone family member O antibody
    • H2B histone family member S antibody
    • H2B.1 antibody
    • H2B.1 B antibody
    • H2B.b antibody
    • H2B.c antibody
    • H2B.d antibody
    • H2B.e antibody
    • H2B.f antibody
    • H2B.j antibody
    • H2B.q antibody
    • H2B/b antibody
    • H2B/c antibody
    • H2B/d antibody
    • H2B/e antibody
    • H2B/f antibody
    • H2B/j antibody
    • H2B/o antibody
    • H2B/q antibody
    • H2BFB antibody
    • H2BFC antibody
    • H2BFD antibody
    • H2BFE antibody
    • H2BFF antibody
    • H2BFJ antibody
    • H2BFO antibody
    • H2BFQ antibody
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    • HIST1H2BH antibody
    • HIST1H2BL antibody
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    • HIST1H2BN antibody
    • HIST2H2BE antibody
    • Histone H2B antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 B antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 D antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 H antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 L antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 M antibody
    • Histone H2B type 1 N antibody
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Anti-Histone H2B antibody images

  • ab61245 staining Histone H2B 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 ab61245 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 H2B staining observed is due to primary antibody specificity and not to unspecific binding of the secondary antibody to the cells.

  • ab61245 at 1/50 - 1/100 dilution staining Histone H2B in human breast carcinoma by Immunohistochemistry, Paraffin-embedded tissue, in the absence or presence of the immunising peptide.

References for Anti-Histone H2B antibody (ab61245)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Montellier E  et al. Chromatin-to-nucleoprotamine transition is controlled by the histone H2B variant TH2B. Genes Dev 27:1680-92 (2013). IHC . Read more (PubMed: 23884607) »

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