Overview

  • Product nameAnti-MafA antibody - ChIP Grade
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MafA - ChIP Grade
  • SpecificityAntibody has not been used successfully for the human ortholog.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ChIP, EMSA, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse
    Predicted to work with: Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Mouse MafA (C terminal).
    Database link: 389692

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab17976 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 - 1/10000.
ChIP Use 5-15µg for 108 cells.
EMSA Use a concentration of 0.05 - 0.25 mg/ml.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.

ab171870 - Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

IHC-Fr 1/1000 - 1/3000.

Target

  • FunctionActs as a transcriptional factor. Specifically binds the insulin enhancer element RIPE3b and activates insulin gene expression. Cooperates synergistically with NEUROD1 and PDX1. Phosphorylation by GSK3 increases its transcriptional activity and is required for its oncogenic activity. Involved either as an oncogene or as a tumor suppressor, depending on the cell context.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the bZIP family. Maf subfamily.
    Contains 1 bZIP domain.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Ubiquitinated, leading to its degradation by the proteasome.
    Ser-14 and Ser-65 appear to be the major phosphorylation sites. Phosphorylated by MAPK13 on serine and threonine residues (Probable). Phosphorylation by GSK3 requires prior phosphorylation of Ser-65 by another kinase. Phosphorylation proceeds then from Ser-61 to Thr-57, Thr-53 and Ser-49. GSK3-mediated phosphorylation increases its transcriptional activity through the recruitment of the coactivator PCAF, is required for its transforming activity and leads to its degradation through an ubiquitin/proteasome-dependent pathway.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Detected in nuclei of pancreas islet beta cells.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • HMafA antibody
    • Mafa antibody
    • MAFA_HUMAN antibody
    • Pancreatic beta cell specific transcriptional activator antibody
    • Pancreatic beta-cell-specific transcriptional activator antibody
    • RIPE3b1 antibody
    • Transcription factor MafA antibody
    • Transcription factor RIPE3b1 antibody
    • v maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A (avian) antibody
    • v maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A antibody
    • V-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A antibody
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Anti-MafA antibody - ChIP Grade images

  • Binding of MafA to the enhancer region of the endogenous insulin gene. Samples: Immunoprecipitated cross-linked DNA from betaTC-3 cells was analyzed by PCR. As controls, reactions were run with no DNA, with input chromatin, with DNA obtained after precipitation with rabbit IgG or without antibody (lanes 1 through 5, respectively). Antibody: Affinity purified rabbit anti-MafA antibody. Test

  • Electrophoretic Mobility Shift of MafA, MafB and c-Maf. Samples: Nuclear extract (6 ug) from HeLa cells transfected with MafA, MafB or c-Maf expression constructs. Antibodies: Affinity purified anti-MafA antibody BL1069, anti-MafB Antibody or anti-c-Maf antibody.

  • ab17976 staining MAFA in Mouse pancreas tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with paraformaldehyde and blocked with 20% serum for 30 minutes at 22°C; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in a citrate buffer. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/2000 in blocking buffer) for 16 hours at 22°C. A Biotin-conjugated Donkey anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal (1/250) was used as the secondary antibody.

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  • Detection of MafA, MafB and cMaf by Western Blot. Samples: Nuclear extract (6 ug) from HeLa cells transfected with MafA, MafB or cMaf expression constructs. Antibodies: Affinity purified anti-MafA antibody, anti-MafB Antibody or anti-c-Maf antibody. Each antibody was used at 0.5 ug/ml. Detection: Chemiluminescence with a 5 second exposure.

References for Anti-MafA antibody - ChIP Grade (ab17976)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Sakano D  et al. VMAT2 identified as a regulator of late-stage ß-cell differentiation. Nat Chem Biol 10:141-8 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24316738) »
  • Hunter KE  et al. Identification and characterization of poorly differentiated invasive carcinomas in a mouse model of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumorigenesis. PLoS One 8:e64472 (2013). WB, IHC-P ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 23691228) »

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (Pancreas, Islets of Langerhans, beta-cells)
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Bond Epitope Retrieval Solution 2
Permeabilization No
Specification Pancreas, Islets of Langerhans, beta-cells
Blocking step hydrogen peroxide as blocking agent for 5 minute(s) · Concentration: 3% · Temperature: 25°C
Fixative Formaldehyde
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Reggie Williams

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Submitted Aug 05 2015

Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 3%
Sample Rat Cell (Insulinoma cell line INS-1)
Specification Insulinoma cell line INS-1
Permeabilization Yes - 0.1% Triton X-100 in PBS
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
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Dr. Javier Triñanes

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Submitted Jan 19 2015

Application Western blot
Loading amount 30 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (12)
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (Human pancreatic Islets and human PANC-1 cell line)
Specification Human pancreatic Islets and human PANC-1 cell line
Blocking step ROCHE Western Blocking Reagent as blocking agent as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 20°C
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Dr. Tomas Koblas

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Submitted Feb 26 2014

Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 20°C
Sample Human Cell (PANC-1 cell line transfected with mRNA coding for)
Specification PANC-1 cell line transfected with mRNA coding for
Permeabilization Yes - 0.05 % Triton X100
Fixative Formaldehyde
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Dr. Tomas Koblas

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Submitted Feb 26 2014

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (pancreas)
Specification pancreas
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step None
Permeabilization No
Blocking step (agent) for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 3% · Temperature: 25°C
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Submitted May 15 2013

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (mouse pancreas)
Specification mouse pancreas
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citrate
Permeabilization No
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 20% · Temperature: 22°C
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Submitted Jul 30 2010

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