• Product name
    Anti-Nav1.7 antibody [N68/6]
    See all Nav1.7 primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [N68/6] to Nav1.7
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    No cross reactivity against other Nav channels.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, ICC/IF, IP, IHC-P, IHC-Fr, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Fusion protein, corresponding to cytoplasmic C terminal amino acids 1751-1946 of Human Nav1.7.

  • Positive control
    • HEK-293 cell lysate transiently expressing Nav1.7
  • General notes

    The clone number has been updated from S68-6 to N68/6, both clone numbers name the same antibody clone.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab85015 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 Use a concentration of 1 - 10 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 226 kDa.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 - 10 µg/ml.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 0.1 - 1 µg/ml.
IHC-Fr Use a concentration of 0.1 - 1 µg/ml.
Flow Cyt Use 1µg for 106 cells. ab170190-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.


  • Function
    Mediates the voltage-dependent sodium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Assuming opened or closed conformations in response to the voltage difference across the membrane, the protein forms a sodium-selective channel through which Na(+) ions may pass in accordance with their electrochemical gradient (PubMed:7720699, PubMed:17167479, PubMed:25240195, PubMed:26680203, PubMed:15385606, PubMed:16988069, PubMed:17145499, PubMed:19369487, PubMed:24311784). It is a tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na(+) channel isoform (PubMed:7720699). Plays a role in pain mechanisms, especially in the development of inflammatory pain (PubMed:17167479, PubMed:17145499, PubMed:19369487, PubMed:24311784).
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed strongly in dorsal root ganglion, with only minor levels elsewhere in the body, smooth muscle cells, MTC cell line and C-cell carcinoma. Isoform 1 is expressed preferentially in the central and peripheral nervous system. Isoform 2 is expressed preferentially in the dorsal root ganglion.
  • Involvement in disease
    Primary erythermalgia
    Indifference to pain, congenital, autosomal recessive
    Paroxysmal extreme pain disorder
    Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus 7
    Febrile seizures, familial, 3B
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the sodium channel (TC 1.A.1.10) family. Nav1.7/SCN9A subfamily.
    Contains 1 IQ domain.
  • Domain
    The sequence contains 4 internal repeats, each with 5 hydrophobic segments (S1,S2,S3,S5,S6) and one positively charged segment (S4). Segments S4 are probably the voltage-sensors and are characterized by a series of positively charged amino acids at every third position.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylation at Ser-1490 by PKC in a highly conserved cytoplasmic loop increases peak sodium currents.
    Ubiquitinated by NEDD4L; which may promote its endocytosis. Does not seem to be ubiquitinated by NEDD4.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell membrane. Cell projection. In neurite terminals.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • ETHA antibody
    • GEFSP7 antibody
    • hNE Na antibody
    • hNE-Na antibody
    • hNENa antibody
    • NE NA antibody
    • NENA antibody
    • Neuroendocrine sodium channel antibody
    • Peripheral sodium channel 1 antibody
    • PN1 antibody
    • Scn9a antibody
    • SCN9A_HUMAN antibody
    • Sodium channel protein type 9 subunit alpha antibody
    • Sodium channel protein type IX subunit alpha antibody
    • Sodium channel voltage gated type IX alpha antibody
    • Sodium channel voltage gated type IX alpha polypeptide antibody
    • Sodium channel voltage gated type IX alpha subunit antibody
    • Voltage gated sodium channel alpha subunit Nav1.7 antibody
    • Voltage gated sodium channel subunit alpha Nav1 antibody
    • Voltage-gated sodium channel subunit alpha Nav1.7 antibody
    see all


  •  Immunohistochemical analysis of Mouse brain tissue labeling Nav1.7 with ab85015 at 1μg/ml.

  • All lanes : Anti-Nav1.7 antibody [N68/6] (ab85015) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Molecular weight marker
    Lane 2 : Cell lysates prepared from CHO cell line constitutively expressing Nav1.7 at 10 µg

    Predicted band size: 226 kDa

  • ab85015 at 1/100 dilution staining Nav1.7 in mouse back skin tissue section by IHC-P. Bouin's fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue sections were used. Tissue underwent heat mediated antigen retrieval in microwave with two, 5 minutes incubation intervals in citrate buffer. A Fluorophore conjugated goat anti mouse at 1/50 dilution was used as secondary.

  • Overlay histogram showing SH-SY5Y cells stained with ab85015 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab85015, 1µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive result in SH-SY5Y cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min)/permeabilized in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Bi RY  et al. Estradiol upregulates voltage-gated sodium channel 1.7 in trigeminal ganglion contributing to hyperalgesia of inflamed TMJ. PLoS One 12:e0178589 (2017). IHC-Fr ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 28582470) »

See 1 Publication for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (NSC derived neurons)
Yes - Triton X-100
NSC derived neurons
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

Mr. Thomas Klein

Verified customer

Submitted Nov 13 2015

The specificity of these antibodies to their target Nav channel was determined by performing western blot analysis on lysates from various HEK cell lines expressing one Nav channel. These antibodies were used to detect the presence of the channel in th...

Read More

Thank you for your response and for taking the time for providing some useful information.

After reading through the detailed protocol you kindly forwarded to Abcam, I would like to make the following comments/suggestions:


Read More

Thank you for getting back to me.
although it may be beneficial to optimise the transfer as far as possible (and I would still suggest staining the membrane to observe the protein transfer if possible), you have seen some signal within the expecte...

Read More

Thank you for confirming those details.
I have a few suggestions which may help improve the results observed with ab85015.
The target you are hoping to detect is quite tricky as it is large (expected ˜226 kDa) and membrane bound. Some optimis...

Read More

Thank you for contacting us and updating us on the progress you have been making.
xxxxx is unfortunately away from the office at present but I will try to help as best I can on her behalf.
I'm please do hear that the antibody has been working...

Read More

Thank you for your response.
We do not have specific protocol for ICC or ICC/IF for intracellular staining of adherent cells (HEK, PC12) in a flat bottom 96-well plate.
We have some general protocols under our Protocol site which could be alt...

Read More

Thank you for your response.
My colleague is out of office this week and she has asked me to look after her customers.
I have attached a protocol used for testing this particular antibody (ab85015). In our Lab, we have not tested it by oursel...

Read More

Thank you for your reply and further questions which have been forwarded to me as my colleague Karin is currently away from the office.

In answer to your questions regarding the protocol:

1. Centrifuging for Cell Fixation is 500 x...

Read More

Thank you for getting back to me.
The wash buffer used following isolation of the cells and before fixation was just PBS. Following fixation and permeabilization, 1x PBS/1% Foetal Bovine serum was used to was the cells. I see no reason why this pr...

Read More

1-10 of 12 Abreviews or Q&A


Sign up