• Product nameAnti-HSF1 antibody
    See all HSF1 primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to HSF1
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Horse, Dog, Macaque Monkey
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 450 to the C-terminus of Human HSF1.

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following human whole cell lysates: HeLa; MCF7; MDA MB 231; Jurkat; HepG2; Caco2; HEK293.



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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 90 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 85 kDa).
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.


  • FunctionDNA-binding protein that specifically binds heat shock promoter elements (HSE) and activates transcription. In higher eukaryotes, HSF is unable to bind to the HSE unless the cells are heat shocked.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the HSF family.
  • Domainthe 9aaTAD motif is a transactivation domain present in a large number of yeast and animal transcription factors.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated on multiple serine residues, a subset of which are involved in stress-related regulation of transcription activation. Constitutive phosphorylation represses transcriptional activity at normal temperatures. Levels increase on specific residues heat-shock and enhance HSF1 transactivation activity. Phosphorylation on Ser-307 derepresses activation on heat-stress and in combination with Ser-303 phosphorylation appears to be involved in recovery after heat-stress. Phosphorylated on Ser-230 by CAMK2, in vitro. Cadmium also enhances phosphorylation at this site. Phosphorylation on Ser-303 is a prerequisite for HSF1 sumoylation. Phosphorylation on Ser-121 inhibits transactivation and promotes HSP90 binding. Phosphorylation on Thr-142 also mediates transcriptional activity induced by heat. Phosphorylation on Ser-326 plays an important role in heat activation of HSF1 transcriptional activity.
    Sumoylated with SUMO1 and SUMO2 on heat-shock. Heat-inducible sumoylation occurs after 15 min of heat-shock, after which levels decrease and at 4 hours, levels return to control levels. Sumoylation has no effect on HSE binding nor on transcriptional activity. Phosphorylation on Ser-303 is a prerequisite for sumoylation.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Cytoplasmic during normal growth. On activation, translocates to nuclear stress granules. Colocalizes with SUMO1 in nuclear stress granules.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • Heat shock factor 1 antibody
    • Heat shock factor protein 1 antibody
    • Heat shock transcription factor 1 antibody
    • HSF 1 antibody
    • hsf1 antibody
    • HSF1_HUMAN antibody
    • HSTF 1 antibody
    • HSTF1 antibody
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Anti-HSF1 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-HSF1 antibody (ab105086) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 2 : MCF7 (Human breast adenocarcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 3 : MDA-MB-231 (Human breast adenocarcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 4 : Jurkat (Human T cell lymphoblast-like cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 5 : HepG2 (Human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 6 : Caco 2 (Human colonic carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 7 : HEK293 (Human embryonic kidney cell line) Whole Cell Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) preadsorbed (ab97080) at 1/5000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 85 kDa
    Observed band size : 90 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Additional bands at : 50 kDa,74 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

    Exposure time : 20 minutes
  • ICC/IF image of ab105086 stained MCF7 cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab105086, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, DyLight® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM. This antibody also gave a positive result in 100% methanol fixed (5 min) HeLa, Hek293 and HepG2 cells at 1µg/ml.

References for Anti-HSF1 antibody (ab105086)

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