• Product nameAnti-MiTF antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MiTF
  • Specificityab59232 detects endogenous levels of total MiTF protein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, ELISA, WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic non-phosphopeptide derived from human MiTF around the phosphorylation site of serine 180/73 (P-N-SP-P-M).


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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab59232 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 1/100 - 1/500.
ELISA 1/10000.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 59 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 59 kDa).
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.


  • 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
    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

  • ICC/IF image of ab59232 stained HepG2 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde 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 (ab59232, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 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.

  • Ab59232 staining Human normal skin. Staining is localized to the nucleus.
    Left panel: with primary antibody at 4 ug/ml. Right panel: isotype control.
    Sections were stained using an automated system DAKO Autostainer Plus , at room temperature. Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3-in-1 AR buffer citrate pH 6.0 in a DAKO PT Link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 minutes. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS), then incubated with primary antibody for 20 minutes, and detected with Dako Envision Flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that for manual staining we recommend to optimize the primary antibody concentration and incubation time (overnight incubation), and amplification may be required.

References for Anti-MiTF antibody (ab59232)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Subrizi A  et al. Generation of hESC-derived retinal pigment epithelium on biopolymer coated polyimide membranes. Biomaterials 33:8047-54 (2012). ICC/IF ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 22892561) »

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