Anti-HNF-4-alpha antibody [EPR3648] (ab92378)


  • Product nameAnti-HNF-4-alpha antibody [EPR3648]
    See all HNF-4-alpha primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EPR3648] to HNF-4-alpha
  • Tested applicationsWB, IP, IHC-P, ICC, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human HNF-4-alpha aa 1-100.

  • Positive control
    • HepG2, A549 and SW480 cell lysates, Human colon tissue, Human kidney tissue
  • 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.

    This product is available conjugated to DyLight® 488 see ab139906.

    A 40 μl trial size is available to purchase for this antibody.

    Mouse, 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 ab92378 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 1/1000 - 1/10000. Predicted molecular weight: 53 kDa.
IP 1/10 - 1/100.
IHC-P 1/100 - 1/250. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval via the pressure cooker method before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC 1/100 - 1/250.
Flow Cyt 1/100.


  • FunctionTranscriptionally controlled transcription factor. Binds to DNA sites required for the transcription of alpha 1-antitrypsin, apolipoprotein CIII, transthyretin genes and HNF1-alpha. May be essential for development of the liver, kidney and intestine.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in HNF4A are the cause of maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 1 (MODY1) [MIM:125850]; also symbolized MODY-1. MODY is a form of diabetes that is characterized by an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance, onset in childhood or early adulthood (usually before 25 years of age), a primary defect in insulin secretion and frequent insulin-independence at the beginning of the disease.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the nuclear hormone receptor family. NR2 subfamily.
    Contains 1 nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated on tyrosine residue(s); phosphorylation is important for its DNA-binding activity. Phosphorylation may directly or indirectly play a regulatory role in the subnuclear distribution.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • FLJ39654 antibody
    • FRTS4 antibody
    • Hepatic nuclear factor 4 alpha antibody
    • Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha antibody
    • Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 antibody
    • Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4-alpha antibody
    • HNF 4 alpha antibody
    • HNF 4 antibody
    • HNF-4-alpha antibody
    • HNF4 antibody
    • HNF4A antibody
    • HNF4A_HUMAN antibody
    • HNF4a7 antibody
    • HNF4a8 antibody
    • HNF4a9 antibody
    • Hnf4alpha antibody
    • HNF4alpha10/11/12 antibody
    • MODY 1 antibody
    • MODY antibody
    • MODY1 antibody
    • NR2A1 antibody
    • NR2A21 antibody
    • Nuclear receptor subfamily 2 group A member 1 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000031060 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000031062 antibody
    • TCF 14 antibody
    • TCF antibody
    • TCF-14 antibody
    • TCF14 antibody
    • Tcf4 antibody
    • Transcription factor 14, hepatic nuclear factor antibody
    • Transcription factor 14 antibody
    • Transcription factor HNF 4 antibody
    • Transcription factor HNF-4 antibody
    • Transcription factor HNF4 antibody
    see all

Anti-HNF-4-alpha antibody [EPR3648] images

  • All lanes : Anti-HNF-4-alpha antibody [EPR3648] (ab92378) at 1/1000 dilution

    Lane 1 : HepG2 cell lysate
    Lane 2 : A549 cell lysate
    Lane 3 : SW480 cell lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    HRP labelled goat anti-rabbit at 1/2000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 53 kDa
  • ab92378 staining HNF-4-alpha in Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-embedded Human colon tissue (A) and Human kidney tissue (B) using ab92378 at 1/100 dilution. Detection: DAB staining

  • ab92378 at 1/100 dilution staining HNF-4-alpha in HepG2 cells by Immunofluorescence.

  • Overlay histogram showing HepG2 cells stained with ab92378 (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. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab92378, 1/100 dilution) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) (ab96899) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was rabbit IgG (monoclonal) (1µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive signal in HepG2 cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.

References for Anti-HNF-4-alpha antibody [EPR3648] (ab92378)

ab92378 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

Product Wall

Application Flow Cytometry
Fixation Acetone
Permeabilization No
Sample Human Cell (iCell­ Cardiomyocytes)
Specification iCell­ Cardiomyocytes
Gating Strategy negative control cells
Preparation Cell harvesting/tissue preparation method: 1 mM EDTA/1 mM EGTA in PBS (calcium- and magnesium-free)
Sample buffer: DPBS

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Submitted Feb 16 2015

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Antigen Retrieval

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