Methylation of histone H3 at lysine 9 by ESET, G9a among other methyl transferases is involved in euchromatin gene silencing as well as in heterochromatin formation. Specifically, H3 (di-methyl K9) mediates heterochromatin formation by forming a binding site for HP1.
Histone H3 (di-methyl K9) Quantification Kit (Colorimetric) (ab115062) allows the user to specifically measure global di-methylation of histone H3K9 colorimetrically using a variety of mammalian cells (human, mouse, etc.) including fresh and frozen tissues, cultured adherent and suspension cells.
|Components||Identifier||48 tests||96 tests|
|10X Wash Buffer||1 x 10ml||1 x 20ml|
|8-Well Sample Strips (with frame)||4 units||9 units|
|8-Well Standard Control Strips||Green Ringed||2 units||3 units|
|Antibody Buffer||1 x 6ml||1 x 2ml|
|Color Developer||1 x 5ml||1 x 10ml|
|Detection Antibody, 1 mg/mL||1 x 5µl||1 x 10µl|
|Standard Control (100 µg/mL)||1 x 10µl||1 x 20µl|
|Stop Solution||1 x 3ml||1 x 6ml|
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab115062 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
Histone extracts were prepared from MDA-MB-231 cells using the Histone Extraction Kit (ab113476) and the amount of dimethyl-H3-K9 was measured using ab115062.
ab115062 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.