• Product nameAnti-LDL Receptor antibody
    See all LDL Receptor primary antibodies
  • Description
    Chicken polyclonal to LDL Receptor
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Recombinant Fragment
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant fragment, corresponding to amino acids 29-205 of Human LDL Receptor.

  • Positive control
    • LDLR transfected 293 cell lysate.


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab14056 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. Detects a band of approximately 68, 100 kDa.
This antibody has been tested on recombinant protein only. We have not tested it on endogenous protein.


  • FunctionBinds LDL, the major cholesterol-carrying lipoprotein of plasma, and transports it into cells by endocytosis. In order to be internalized, the receptor-ligand complexes must first cluster into clathrin-coated pits. In case of HIV-1 infection, functions as a receptor for extracellular Tat in neurons, mediating its internalization in uninfected cells.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in LDLR are the cause of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) [MIM:143890]; a common autosomal semi-dominant disease that affects about 1 in 500 individuals. The receptor defect impairs the catabolism of LDL, and the resultant elevation in plasma LDL-cholesterol promotes deposition of cholesterol in the skin (xanthelasma), tendons (xanthomas), and coronary arteries (atherosclerosis).
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the LDLR family.
    Contains 3 EGF-like domains.
    Contains 7 LDL-receptor class A domains.
    Contains 6 LDL-receptor class B repeats.
  • Post-translational
    N- and O-glycosylated.
    Ubiquitinated by MYLIP leading to degradation.
  • Cellular localizationCell membrane. Endomembrane system. Membrane > clathrin-coated pit. Found distributed from the plasma membrane to intracellular compartments.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • FH antibody
    • FHC antibody
    • LDL R antibody
    • LDL receptor antibody
    • LDLCQ2 antibody
    • Ldlr antibody
    • LDLR_HUMAN antibody
    • Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor antibody
    • Low density lipoprotein receptor class A domain containing protein 3 antibody
    • Low density lipoprotein receptor familial hypercholesterolemia antibody
    • Low-density lipoprotein receptor antibody
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Anti-LDL Receptor antibody images

  • Transiently transfected 293 cells probed with ab14056.
  • Anti-LDL Receptor antibody (ab14056) at 1/5000 dilution + CHO-cells transfected with human LDLR at 20 µg

    Goat Anti-Chicken IgY H&L (HRP) (ab6877) at 1/2000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Observed band size : 120,150 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    Exposure time : 2 minutes

    This image is courtesy of an anonymous Abreview

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References for Anti-LDL Receptor antibody (ab14056)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Rojek A  et al. Liver-specific Aquaporin 11 knockout mice show rapid vacuolization of the rough endoplasmic reticulum in periportal hepatocytes after amino acid feeding. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 304:G501-15 (2013). Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 23275615) »
  • Du F  et al. Novel Domain Interaction Regulates Secretion of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Protein. J Biol Chem 286:43054-61 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 22027821) »

See all 17 Publications for this product

Product Wall

Application Western blot
Sample Human Recombinant protein (CHO-cells transfected with human LDLR)
Loading amount 20 µg
Specification CHO-cells transfected with human LDLR
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5%

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Submitted Feb 22 2007

Thank you for your enquiry. For ab14056, this was tested against a fusion protein corresponding to amino acids 29 to 205 of the human LDL receptor. Thus, the bands seen will be much smaller than for the full-length protein. Native LDLR will run as...

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Thank you for your email. Neither of these antibodies have been tested yet for application in FACS. All tested applications are specified on Abcam product datasheets. If you decide to go ahead and purchase one of these products, please let us know how ...

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Thank you for your enquiry. I have been in touch with the source of this antibody and I have determined that neutralisation is not recommended as an application for this antibody. Although mouse and human LDL-r have good homology in sequence and th...

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Thank you for your enquiry and for taking your time to fill in the Questionnaire. We are very sorry to hear that you are having problem with this antibody. Could you please let us know the batch number you have received? It may well be that the ant...

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I'm sorry to hear ab14056 is giving your customer problems. I have had a good look at the protocol you sent and it looks fine, I would recommend sending him free of charge a new vial to try out. I hope this helps, please let me know if you need furthe...

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Thank you for your email, and I am very pleased to hear that ab14056 is working out for you in both Western blotting and IHC. I suggest that you submit a review (and get a gift certificate to Amazon.com in return!) - just go to the online datasheet for...

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Thank you very much for your patience. I have just received the following information regarding this antibody: ab14056 was raised against a protein domain of 176 amino acids at the N-terminus and is expected to work in IHC. However, this has not yet be...

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