Anti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191] (ab32388)


  • Product nameAnti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [E191] to Histone H3 (phospho S28)
  • SpecificityThis antibody detects Histone H3 and Histone H3.3 when phosphorylated on Serine 28. It does not detect H3.3 when phosphorylated on Serine 31.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-P, ICC/IF, Flow Cyt, IHC-FoFrmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Guinea pig, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human Histone H3 aa 1-100 (phospho S28).
    Database link: Q16695

  • Positive control
    • NIH 3T3 cell lysate, lymphoma tissue. IHC-P: Human normal colon FFPE tissue sections.
  • General notes

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.

    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.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage bufferPBS 49%,Sodium azide 0.01%,Glycerol 50%,BSA 0.05%
  • Concentration information loading...
  • PurityProtein A purified
  • ClonalityMonoclonal
  • Clone numberE191
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab32388 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 1/2000. Predicted molecular weight: 17 kDa.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF 1/250.
Flow Cyt 1/100.

ab172730 - Rabbit monoclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20599617


  • FunctionVariant histone H3 which replaces conventional H3 in a wide range of nucleosomes in active genes. Constitutes the predominant form of histone H3 in non-dividing cells and is incorporated into chromatin independently of DNA synthesis. Deposited at sites of nucleosomal displacement throughout transcribed genes, suggesting that it represents an epigenetic imprint of transcriptionally active chromatin. 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.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the histone H3 family.
  • Developmental stageExpressed throughout the cell cycle independently of DNA synthesis.
  • Post-translational
    Acetylation is generally linked to gene activation. Acetylation on Lys-10 (H3K9ac) impairs methylation at Arg-9 (H3R8me2s). Acetylation on Lys-19 (H3K18ac) and Lys-24 (H3K24ac) favors methylation at Arg-18 (H3R17me).
    Citrullination at Arg-9 (H3R8ci) and/or Arg-18 (H3R17ci) by PADI4 impairs methylation and represses transcription.
    Asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-18 (H3R17me2a) by CARM1 is linked to gene activation. Symmetric dimethylation at Arg-9 (H3R8me2s) by PRMT5 is linked to gene repression. Asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-3 (H3R2me2a) by PRMT6 is linked to gene repression and is mutually exclusive with H3 Lys-5 methylation (H3K4me2 and H3K4me3). H3R2me2a is present at the 3' of genes regardless of their transcription state and is enriched on inactive promoters, while it is absent on active promoters.
    Specifically enriched in modifications associated with active chromatin such as methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me), Lys-37 and Lys-80. Methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me) facilitates subsequent acetylation of H3 and H4. Methylation at Lys-80 (H3K79me) is associated with DNA double-strand break (DSB) responses and is a specific target for TP53BP1. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) and Lys-28 (H3K27me), which are linked to gene repression, are underrepresented. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) is a specific target for HP1 proteins (CBX1, CBX3 and CBX5) and prevents subsequent phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) and acetylation of H3 and H4. Methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me) and Lys-80 (H3K79me) require preliminary monoubiquitination of H2B at 'Lys-120'. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) and Lys-28 (H3K27me) are enriched in inactive X chromosome chromatin.
    Phosphorylated at Thr-4 (H3T3ph) by GSG2/haspin during prophase and dephosphorylated during anaphase. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by AURKB is crucial for chromosome condensation and cell-cycle progression during mitosis and meiosis. In addition phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by RPS6KA4 and RPS6KA5 is important during interphase because it enables the transcription of genes following external stimulation, like mitogens, stress, growth factors or UV irradiation and result in the activation of genes, such as c-fos and c-jun. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph), which is linked to gene activation, prevents methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) but facilitates acetylation of H3 and H4. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by AURKB mediates the dissociation of HP1 proteins (CBX1, CBX3 and CBX5) from heterochromatin. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) is also an essential regulatory mechanism for neoplastic cell transformation. Phosphorylated at Ser-29 (H3S28ph) by MLTK isoform 1, RPS6KA5 or AURKB during mitosis or upon ultraviolet B irradiation. Phosphorylation at Thr-7 (H3T6ph) by PRKCBB is a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation that prevents demethylation of Lys-5 (H3K4me) by LSD1/KDM1A. At centromeres, specifically phosphorylated at Thr-12 (H3T11ph) from prophase to early anaphase, by DAPK3 and PKN1. Phosphorylation at Thr-12 (H3T11ph) by PKN1 is a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation that promotes demethylation of Lys-10 (H3K9me) by KDM4C/JMJD2C. Phosphorylation at Tyr-42 (H3Y41ph) by JAK2 promotes exclusion of CBX5 (HP1 alpha) from chromatin. Phosphorylation on Ser-32 (H3S31ph) is specific to regions bordering centromeres in metaphase chromosomes.
    Ubiquitinated. Monoubiquitinated by RAG1 in lymphoid cells, monoubiquitination is required for V(D)J recombination.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • H3 3 like sequence MH921 antibody
    • H3 3A antibody
    • H3 a antibody
    • H3 b antibody
    • H3 c antibody
    • H3 d antibody
    • H3 f antibody
    • H3 h antibody
    • H3 histone family member E pseudogene antibody
    • H3 i antibody
    • H3 j antibody
    • H3 k antibody
    • H3 l antibody
    • H33_HUMAN antibody
    • H3F3 antibody
    • H3f3b antibody
    • Histone H3 3 pseudogene antibody
    • Histone H3.3 antibody
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Anti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191] images

  • All lanes : Anti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191] (ab32388) at 1/1000 dilution

    Lane 1 : HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
    Lane 2 : Whole cell lysate from HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) cells, treated with 100ng/ml nocodazole for 18 hours
    Lane 3 : Whole cell lysate from HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) cells, treated with 100ng/ml nocodazole for 18 hours. Membrane incubated with phosphatase

    Lysates/proteins at 15 µg per lane.

    Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/20000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 17 kDa
    Observed band size : 17 kDa

    Exposure time : 15 seconds

    Blocking/dilution buffer: 2% BSA/TBST

  • Dot blot performed using ab32388 at a dilution of 1/100. Lane 1 - Unmodified H3 peptide. Lane 2 - H3S28ph peptide. Lane 3 - H3.3S28ph peptide. Lane 4 - H3.3S31ph peptide. A HRP conjugated goat anti-rabbit (H+L) was used as the secondary antibody at a dilution of 1/2500. The exposure time was 3 minutes and the dilution and blocking buffer used were 5% NFDM/TBST.

  • All lanes : Anti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191] (ab32388) at 1/2000 dilution

    Lane 1 : NIH 3T3 cell lysate -untreated
    Lane 2 : NIH 3T3 cell lysate -treated with FBS + CalA.

    Predicted band size : 17 kDa
    Observed band size : 17 kDa
  • IHC image of ab32388 staining Histone H3 in Human normal 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 ab32388, 0.1ug/ml, 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.

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

  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab32388 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab32388, 1/100 dilution) for 30 min at 22°C. The secondary antibody used was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) (ab150077) at 1/2000 dilution for 30 min at 22°C. Isotype control antibody (black line) was rabbit IgG (monoclonal) (1μg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Unlabelled sample (blue line) was also used as a control. Acquisition of >5,000 events were collected using a 20mW Argon ion laser (488nm) and 525/30 bandpass filter.

References for Anti-Histone H3 (phospho S28) antibody [E191] (ab32388)

This product has been referenced in:
  • David MD  et al. The RhoGAP ARHGAP19 controls cytokinesis and chromosome segregation in T lymphocytes. J Cell Sci 127:400-10 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24259668) »
  • Wu HA  et al. Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling mediates phosphorylation of polycomb ortholog Cbx7. J Biol Chem 288:36398-408 (2013). WB . Read more (PubMed: 24194518) »

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 20 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (13%)
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (HEK293)
Specification HEK293
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

Dr. Ernest Palomer

Verified customer

Submitted Oct 06 2014

Application Western blot
Loading amount 30 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (10%)
Sample Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) Tissue lysate - whole (0-4hr embryos)
Specification 0-4hr embryos
Treatment control shRNA and wee shRNA embryos
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 24°C

Dr. Richelle Sopko

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 04 2014