• Product nameAnti-IKB alpha antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to IKB alpha
  • SpecificityThis antibody detects endogenous levels of IKB alpha protein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-P, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthesized non phosphopeptide derived from human IKB alpha around the phosphorylation site of Serine 32/36.

  • Positive control
    • WB: Extracts from MCF7 cells. IHC-P: Breast carcinoma.


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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 34 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 36 kDa).
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA 1/10000.


  • FunctionInhibits the activity of dimeric NF-kappa-B/REL complexes by trapping REL dimers in the cytoplasm through masking of their nuclear localization signals. On cellular stimulation by immune and proinflammatory responses, becomes phosphorylated promoting ubiquitination and degradation, enabling the dimeric RELA to translocate to the nucleus and activate transcription.
  • Involvement in diseaseEctodermal dysplasia, anhidrotic, with T-cell immunodeficiency autosomal dominant
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the NF-kappa-B inhibitor family.
    Contains 5 ANK repeats.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated; disables inhibition of NF-kappa-B DNA-binding activity. Phosphorylation at positions 32 and 36 is prerequisite to recognition by UBE2D3 leading to polyubiquitination and subsequent degradation.
    Sumoylated; sumoylation requires the presence of the nuclear import signal. Sumoylation blocks ubiquitination and proteasome-mediated degradation of the protein thereby increasing the protein stability.
    Monoubiquitinated at Lys-21 and/or Lys-22 by UBE2D3. Ubiquitin chain elongation is then performed by CDC34 in cooperation with the SCF(FBXW11) E3 ligase complex, building ubiquitin chains from the UBE2D3-primed NFKBIA-linked ubiquitin. The resulting polyubiquitination leads to protein degradation. Also ubiquitinated by SCF(BTRC) following stimulus-dependent phosphorylation at Ser-32 and Ser-36.
    Deubiquitinated by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus Nsp2 protein, which thereby interferes with NFKBIA degradation and impairs subsequent NF-kappa-B activation.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Shuttles between the nucleus and the cytoplasm by a nuclear localization signal (NLS) and a CRM1-dependent nuclear export.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • I kappa B alpha antibody
    • I-kappa-B-alpha antibody
    • IkappaBalpha antibody
    • IkB-alpha antibody
    • IKBA antibody
    • IKBA_HUMAN antibody
    • IKBalpha antibody
    • MAD 3 antibody
    • MAD3 antibody
    • Major histocompatibility complex enhancer-binding protein MAD3 antibody
    • NF kappa B inhibitor alpha antibody
    • NF-kappa-B inhibitor alpha antibody
    • NFKBI antibody
    • NFKBIA antibody
    • Nuclear factor of kappa light chain gene enhancer in B cells antibody
    • Nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells inhibitor alpha antibody
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Anti-IKB alpha antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-IKB alpha antibody (ab47449) at 1 µg

    Lane 1 : Extracts from MCF7 cells treated with TNF alpha. No peptide.
    Lane 2 : Extracts from MCF7 cells treated with TNF alpha. Preincubated with synthesized peptide.

    Predicted band size : 36 kDa
    Observed band size : 34 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
  • Ab47449, at dilution of 1/50, staining IKB alpha in paraffin embedded breast carcinoma tissue by Immunohistochemistry.
    Left image: Untreated.
    Right image: Treated with synthesized peptide.
  • ICC/IF image of ab47449 stained HepG2 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 (ab47449, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 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.

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