Overview

  • Product nameAnti-MiTF antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MiTF
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 500 to the C-terminus of Human MiTF.

    (Peptide available as ab21454.)

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following whole cell lysates: HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) A431 (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) NIH 3T3 (Mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line) MEF1 (Mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line) PC12 (Rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cell line) This antibody gave a positive signal in HeLa nuclear lysate This antibody gave a positive signal in the following tissue lysates: Brain (Mouse and Rat) Testis (Mouse) Spinal Cord (Mouse) Ovary (Mouse)

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab20663 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
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22131883
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 52 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 52 kDa).

Target

  • FunctionTranscription factor for tyrosinase and tyrosinase-related protein 1. Binds to a symmetrical DNA sequence (E-boxes) (5'-CACGTG-3') found in the tyrosinase promoter. Plays a critical role in the differentiation of various cell types as neural crest-derived melanocytes, mast cells, osteoclasts and optic cup-derived retinal pigment epithelium.
  • Tissue specificityIsoform M is exclusively expressed in melanocytes and melanoma cells. Isoform A and isoform H are widely expressed in many cell types including melanocytes and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Isoform C is expressed in many cell types including RPE but not in melanocyte-lineage cells.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in MITF are the cause of Waardenburg syndrome type 2A (WS2A) [MIM:193510]. It is a dominant inherited disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss and patches of depigmentation. The features show variable expression and penetrance.
    Defects in MITF are a cause of Waardenburg syndrome type 2 with ocular albinism (WS2-OA) [MIM:103470]. It is an ocular albinism with sensorineural deafness.
    Defects in MITF are the cause of Tietz syndrome (TIETZS) [MIM:103500]. It is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by generalized hypopigmentation and profound, congenital, bilateral deafness. Penetrance is complete.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the MiT/TFE family.
    Contains 1 basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Phosphorylation at Ser-405 significantly enhances the ability to bind the tyrosinase promoter.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • BHLHE32 antibody
    • bHLHe32 antibody
    • Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 32 antibody
    • CMM8 antibody
    • Homolog of mouse microphthalmia antibody
    • Mi antibody
    • Microphthalmia associated transcription factor antibody
    • Microphthalmia, mouse, homolog of antibody
    • Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor antibody
    • MITF antibody
    • MITF_HUMAN antibody
    • mitfa antibody
    • nacre antibody
    • WS2 antibody
    • WS2A antibody
    • z3A.1 antibody
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Anti-MiTF antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-MiTF antibody (ab20663) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : HeLa whole cell lysate
    Lane 2 : HeLa nuclear lysate
    Lane 3 : A431 whole cell lysate
    Lane 4 : HeLa whole cell lysate with Human MiTF peptide (ab21454) at 1 µg/ml
    Lane 5 : HeLa nuclear lysate with Human MiTF peptide (ab21454) at 1 µg/ml
    Lane 6 : A431 whole cell lysate with Human MiTF peptide (ab21454) at 1 µg/ml

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    Secondary
    Alexa Fluor Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG (700) at 1/10000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 52 kDa
    Observed band size : 52 kDa
    Additional bands at : 25 kDa,37 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.
  • All lanes : Anti-MiTF antibody (ab20663) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : NIH 3T3 whole cell lysate (ab7179)
    Lane 2 : MEF1 (Mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 3 : Brain (Mouse) Tissue Lysate
    Lane 4 : Testis (Mouse) Tissue Lysate - normal tissue
    Lane 5 : Spinal Cord (Mouse) Tissue Lysate
    Lane 6 : Ovary (Mouse) Tissue Lysate - normal tissue
    Lane 7 : PC12 (Rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 8 : Brain (Rat) Tissue Lysate - normal tissue

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Secondary
    IRDye 680 Conjugated Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L) at 1/10000 dilution

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 52 kDa
    Observed band size : 52 kDa

References for Anti-MiTF antibody (ab20663)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Acosta-Andrade C  et al. A novel role for antizyme inhibitor 2 as a regulator of serotonin and histamine biosynthesis and content in mouse mast cells. Amino Acids 48:2411-21 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27084713) »
  • Mazur MA  et al. Microphthalmia transcription factor regulates pancreatic ß-cell function. Diabetes 62:2834-42 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23610061) »

See all 4 Publications for this product

Product Wall

Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 15% · Temperature: 20°C
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (skin tumor (Melanoma))
Specification skin tumor (Melanoma)
Permeabilization Yes - PBS with Triton-X 100
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step 5 minutes of peroxidase block then 10 minutes of protein block. These are ready-to-use reagents purchased from Dako as blocking agent for 15 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: 20°C
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Dako Target Retrieval Solution
Sample Human Tissue sections (melanoma)
Specification melanoma
Permeabilization No
Fixative Formaldehyde
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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step 5 minutes of peroxidase block then 10 minutes of protein block. These are ready-to-use reagents purchased from Dako as blocking agent for 15 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: 20°C
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Dako Target Retreival Solution
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (skin)
Specification skin
Permeabilization No
Fixative Formaldehyde
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