• Product nameAnti-Mkl1 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Mkl1
  • SpecificityThis antibody is specific for Mkl1.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, IP, WB, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Cow, Cat, Dog, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide: QPLSQPGFPA PGPPAQMDLE HPPQPPFATP TSLLKKEPPG YEETVTQQPk, corresponding to amino acids 721-770 of Mouse Mkl1

  • Positive control
    • NIH3T3 lysate. MEF1 cell line



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 10 µg/ml.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 23243284
WB Use a concentration of 1.25 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 109 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 99 kDa). Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.

ELISA titre using peptide based assay: 1:1562500.


  • FunctionTranscriptional coactivator of serum response factor (SRF) with the potential to modulate SRF target genes. Suppresses TNF-induced cell death by inhibiting activation of caspases; its transcriptional activity is indispensable for the antiapoptotic function. It may up-regulate antiapoptotic molecules, which in turn inhibit caspase activation.
  • Tissue specificityUbiquitously expressed, has been detected in lung, placenta, small intestine, liver, kidney, spleen, thymus, colon, muscle, heart and brain.
  • Involvement in diseaseNote=A chromosomal aberration involving MKL1 may be a cause of acute megakaryoblastic leukemia. Translocation t(1;22)(p13;q13) with RBM15. Although both reciprocal fusion transcripts are detected in acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL, FAB-M7), the RBM15-MKL1 chimeric protein has all the putative functional domains encoded by each gene and is the candidate oncogene.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 2 RPEL repeats.
    Contains 1 SAP domain.
  • DomainThe N-terminal region is required for nuclear localization and the C-terminal region mediates transcriptional activity.
    The RPEL repeats mediate binding to globular actin.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Binding to globular actin is required to maintain cytoplasmic localization.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • AI852829 antibody
    • AMKL antibody
    • AW743281 antibody
    • AW821984 antibody
    • Basic SAP coiled-coil transcription activator antibody
    • Bsac antibody
    • KIAA1438 antibody
    • Mal antibody
    • Megakaryoblastic leukemia 1 protein antibody
    • Megakaryocytic acute leukemia protein antibody
    • MKL (megakaryoblastic leukemia)/myocardin like 1 antibody
    • MKL/myocardin like protein 1 antibody
    • MKL/myocardin-like protein 1 antibody
    • Mkl1 antibody
    • MKL1_HUMAN antibody
    • MRTF A antibody
    • Mrtf A antibody
    • MRTF-A antibody
    • MRTFA antibody
    • Myocardin related transcription factor A antibody
    • Myocardin-related transcription factor A antibody
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Anti-Mkl1 antibody images

  • Anti-Mkl1 antibody (ab49311) at 1.25 µg/ml + NIH3T3 lysate at 10 µg

    HRP conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG at 1/50000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 99 kDa
    Observed band size : 109 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
  • ICC/IF image of ab49311 stained MEF1 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 (ab49311, 10µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, DyLight® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 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.

References for Anti-Mkl1 antibody (ab49311)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Gratia M  et al. Rotavirus NSP3 Is a Translational Surrogate of the Poly(A) Binding Protein-Poly(A) Complex. J Virol 89:8773-82 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 26063427) »
  • Nobusue H  et al. Regulation of MKL1 via actin cytoskeleton dynamics drives adipocyte differentiation. Nat Commun 5:3368 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24569594) »

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Application Immunocytochemistry
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 25°C
Sample Human Cultured Cells (HeLa)
Specification HeLa
Permeabilization Yes - Triton X100 0.3%
Fixative Paraformaldehyde

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Submitted Dec 05 2013