• Product nameAnti-Histone H4 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Histone H4
  • SpecificityWe recommend ab16483 as a suitable alternative to ab10156 as it was made using the same immunogen.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Cow, Human, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein corresponding to Saccharomyces cerevisiae Histone H4 aa 1 to the C-terminus.
    Database link: P02309

  • Positive control
    • Calf thymus histone lysate and Hela histone lysate.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage bufferPreservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: 1% BSA, PBS, pH 7.4
  • Concentration information loading...
  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab16483 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 Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 11 kDa).
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20709786ab171870-Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.


  • FunctionCore 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.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the histone H4 family.
  • Post-translational
    Acetylation at Lys-6 (H4K5ac), Lys-9 (H4K8ac), Lys-13 (H4K12ac) and Lys-17 (H4K16ac) occurs in coding regions of the genome but not in heterochromatin.
    Citrullination at Arg-4 (H4R3ci) by PADI4 impairs methylation.
    Monomethylation and asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-4 (H4R3me1 and H4R3me2a, respectively) by PRMT1 favors acetylation at Lys-9 (H4K8ac) and Lys-13 (H4K12ac). Demethylation is performed by JMJD6. Symmetric dimethylation on Arg-4 (H4R3me2s) by the PRDM1/PRMT5 complex may play a crucial role in the germ-cell lineage.
    Monomethylated, dimethylated or trimethylated at Lys-21 (H4K20me1, H4K20me2, H4K20me3). Monomethylation is performed by SET8. Trimethylation is performed by SUV420H1 and SUV420H2 and induces gene silencing.
    Ubiquitinated by the CUL4-DDB-RBX1 complex in response to ultraviolet irradiation. This may weaken the interaction between histones and DNA and facilitate DNA accessibility to repair proteins. Monoubiquitinated at Lys-92 of histone H4 (H4K91ub1) in response to DNA damage. The exact role of H4K91ub1 in DNA damage response is still unclear but it may function as a licensing signal for additional histone H4 post-translational modifications such as H4 Lys-21 methylation (H4K20me).
    Sumoylated, which is associated with transcriptional repression.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
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    • Histone 1 H4j antibody
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Anti-Histone H4 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-Histone H4 antibody (ab16483) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Calf Thymus Histone lysate at 0.5 µg
    Lane 2 : HeLa Histone Lysate at 2.5 µg
    Lane 3 : Recombinant Histone H4 at 1 µg

    Alexa Fluor Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG at 1/10000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 11 kDa
    Observed band size : 14 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

References for Anti-Histone H4 antibody (ab16483)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Turner EL  et al. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae anaphase-promoting complex interacts with multiple histone-modifying enzymes to regulate cell cycle progression. Eukaryot Cell 9:1418-31 (2010). WB ; Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Read more (PubMed: 20709786) »
  • Poveda A & Sendra R Site specificity of yeast histone acetyltransferase B complex in vivo. FEBS J 275:2122-36 (2008). WB ; Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Read more (PubMed: 18373695) »

See all 3 Publications for this product

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