• Product nameAnti-IKB alpha antibody
    See all IKB alpha primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to IKB alpha
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Sheep, Cow, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human IKB alpha aa 1-100 conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH).
    Database link: P25963
    (Peptide available as ab105485)

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in Human Kidney and Human Spleen Tissue Lysates.


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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 36 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 36 kDa).
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.


  • 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 (ab95338) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Human kidney tissue lysate - total protein (ab30203)
    Lane 2 : Human spleen tissue lysate - total protein (ab29699)

    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 : 36 kDa
    Observed band size : 36 kDa

    Exposure time : 4 minutes
  • ICC/IF image of ab95338 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA fixed (10 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 (ab95338, 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.

References for Anti-IKB alpha antibody (ab95338)

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