Anti-Influenza A Virus M2 Protein antibody (ab56086)


  • Product name
    Anti-Influenza A Virus M2 Protein antibody
    See all Influenza A Virus M2 Protein primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Influenza A Virus M2 Protein
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Influenza A
  • Immunogen

    A synthetic peptide corresponding to N terminal residues of Influenza A Virus M2 Protein



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab56086 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
  • Application notes
    ELISA: Use at an assay dependent dilution.
    WB: Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 11 kDa.

    Not yet tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • Relevance
      The Matrix protein M2 forms a protons channel. When the environmental pH is lower than a threshold, the M2 channel is activated and selectively transports protons accross the membrane from the extracellular side to the cytoplasmic side. It is crucial for the uncoating process. When the virion is internalized into the endosome the channel can acidify the virion interior, promoting the dissociation of the viral matrix protein (M1) from the ribonucleoprotein (RNP) thus allowing the transport of the RNP from the virion into the cell’s nucleus. For some influenza virus subtypes, the M2 channel can elevate the intravesicular pH of the trans Golgi network, preventing the viral protein haemagglutinin, which is transported to the cell surface through the trans Golgi network, from incorrect maturation in an otherwise low pH environment.
    • Cellular localization
      Virion membrane. Apical cell membrane; Single-pass type III membrane protein.
    • Database links
      • Alternative names
        • Influenza A virus matrix protein M2 antibody
        • M antibody
        • M2 antibody
        • Matrix protein 2 antibody
        • Membrane ion channel M2 antibody
        • Membrane protein M2 antibody
        • Proton channel protein M2 antibody
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      References for Anti-Influenza A Virus M2 Protein antibody (ab56086)

      This product has been referenced in:
      • Kawaguchi A  et al. Influenza Virus Induces Cholesterol-Enriched Endocytic Recycling Compartments for Budozone Formation via Cell Cycle-Independent Centrosome Maturation. PLoS Pathog 11:e1005284 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 26575487) »
      • Ebrahimi SM  et al. Prokaryotic expression and characterization of avian influenza A virus M2 gene as a candidate for universal recombinant vaccine against influenza A subtypes; specially H5N1 and H9N2. Mol Biol Rep 37:2909-14 (2010). WB, ICC/IF ; Influenza A . Read more (PubMed: 19809890) »

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      Submitted Nov 02 2016

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