Anti-Histone H2B antibody [EP819Y] - ChIP Grade (ab52985)


  • Product nameAnti-Histone H2B antibody [EP819Y] - ChIP Grade
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EP819Y] to Histone H2B - ChIP Grade
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IP, IHC-P, ChIPmore details
    Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt or ICC
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human Histone H2B.

  • Positive control
    • A431 nuclear cell lysate. Human breast carcinoma tissue. IHC-P: Human normal colon FFPE tissue sections.
  • General notes

    Produced using Abcam’s RabMAb® technology. RabMAb® technology is covered by the following U.S. Patents, No. 5,675,063 and/or 7,429,487.

    A trial size is available to purchase for this antibody.

    Rat: We have preliminary internal testing data to indicate this antibody may not react with these species. Please contact us for more information.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab52985 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
WB 1/10000. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 14 kDa).
IP 1/50.
IHC-P 1/1000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ChIP Use 2 µg for 25 µg of chromatin.
  • Application notesIs unsuitable for Flow Cyt or ICC.
  • Target

    • 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
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      • H2B.c antibody
      • H2B.d antibody
      • H2B.e antibody
      • H2B.f antibody
      • H2B.j antibody
      • H2B.q antibody
      • H2B/b antibody
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      • H2B/d antibody
      • H2B/e antibody
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      • H2B/j antibody
      • H2B/o antibody
      • H2B/q antibody
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      • HIST1H2BB antibody
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      • HIST1H2BH antibody
      • HIST1H2BL antibody
      • HIST1H2BM antibody
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      • Histone H2B antibody
      • Histone H2B type 1 B antibody
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      • Histone H2B type 1 H antibody
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    Anti-Histone H2B antibody [EP819Y] - ChIP Grade images

    • Chromatin was prepared from HeLa cells according to the Abcam X-ChIP protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10 minutes. The ChIP was performed with 25µg of chromatin, 5µg of ab52985 (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). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.

    • IHC image of ab52985 staining Histone H2B 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 ab52985, 1/1000 dilution, 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.

    • ab52985, at a 1/100 dilution, staining Human Histone H2B in breast carcinoma using Immunohistochemistry, Paraffin Embedded tissue.
    • Anti-Histone H2B antibody [EP819Y] - ChIP Grade (ab52985) at 1/10000 dilution + A431 cell lysate at 10 µg

      goat anti-rabbit HRP labelled at 1/2000 dilution

      Predicted band size : 14 kDa
      Observed band size : 14 kDa

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    Application Western blot
    Sample Human Recombinant protein (Recombinant octamers & purified K-562 cell histone)
    Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (10-20 % BioRad TGX gel)
    Loading amount 0.5 µg
    Specification Recombinant octamers & purified K-562 cell histone
    Blocking step Odyssey Blocking buffer 1:1 (vol/vol) PBS as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 50% · Temperature: 25°C

    Dr. Ragnhild Eskeland

    Verified customer

    Submitted May 20 2015


    Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
    Application ChIP
    Detection step Other
    Sample Xenopus laevis Cell lysate - whole cell (Testis)
    Specification Testis
    Negative control N/A
    Type Native ChIP (N-ChIP)
    Positive control Pulldown with another antibody for histone mark, validated that already working.

    Abcam user community

    Verified customer

    Submitted May 31 2013