Anti-PERK antibody (ab79483)


  • Product nameAnti-PERK antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to PERK
  • Specificityab79483 detects endogenous levels of total PERK protein
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ELISA, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic non-phosphopeptide derived from human PERK around the phosphorylation site of threonine 981 (RHTPGQ)

  • Positive control
    • IHC: human colon carcinoma tissue WB: extracts from MCF-7 cells



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab79483 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 1/500 - 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 125 kDa.
ELISA 1/40000.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.


  • FunctionPhosphorylates the alpha subunit of eukaryotic translation-initiation factor 2 (EIF2), leading to its inactivation and thus to a rapid reduction of translational initiation and repression of global protein synthesis. Serves as a critical effector of unfolded protein response (UPR)-induced G1 growth arrest due to the loss of cyclin D1.
  • Tissue specificityUbiquitous. A high level expression is seen in secretory tissues.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in EIF2AK3 are the cause of Wolcott-Rallison syndrome (WRS) [MIM:226980]; also known as multiple epiphyseal dysplasia with early-onset diabetes mellitus. WRS is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by permanent neonatal or early infancy insulin-dependent diabetes and, at a later age, epiphyseal dysplasia, osteoporosis, growth retardation and other multisystem manifestations, such as hepatic and renal dysfunctions, mental retardation and cardiovascular abnormalities.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Ser/Thr protein kinase family. GCN2 subfamily.
    Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • DomainThe lumenal domain senses perturbations in protein folding in the ER, probably through reversible interaction with HSPA5/BIP.
  • Post-translational
  • Cellular localizationEndoplasmic reticulum membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • DKFZp781H1925 antibody
    • E2AK3_HUMAN antibody
    • EC antibody
    • Eif2ak3 antibody
    • Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 3 antibody
    • Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 3 antibody
    • Heme regulated EIF2 alpha kinase antibody
    • HRI antibody
    • HsPEK antibody
    • Pancreatic eIF2 alpha kinase antibody
    • Pancreatic eIF2-alpha kinase antibody
    • PEK antibody
    • PRKR like endoplasmic reticulum kinase antibody
    • PRKR-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase antibody
    • WRS antibody
    see all

Anti-PERK antibody images

  • IHC-P image of PERK staining on human cortical sections using ab79483 (1:500). The tissue was fixed in formaldehyde and the sections were then subjected to heat mediated antigen retrieval using citric acid and permeabilized using Triton-X. The sections were them blocked using 2% BSA for 1 hour at 20°C. ab79483 was diluted 1:500 and incubated with the sections for 18 hours at 20°C. The secondary antibody used was HRP conjugated Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG (1:500)

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  • All lanes : Anti-PERK antibody (ab79483) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : extracts from MCF-7 cells
    Lane 2 : extracts from MCF-7 cells with immunising peptide at 10 µg

    Lysates/proteins at 30 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size : 125 kDa
    Observed band size : 125 kDa
  • Immunohistochemistry analysis of paraffin-embedded human colon carcinoma tissue, stained with ab79483 at 1/50-1/100 dilution, in the absence and presence of the immunising peptide

References for Anti-PERK antibody (ab79483)

ab79483 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 20°C
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citric acid
Sample Human Tissue sections (Cortical section)
Specification Cortical section
Permeabilization Yes - Triton-X
Fixative Formaldehyde

Dr. Martin Broadstock

Verified customer

Submitted Feb 21 2014

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Western blot
Sample Mouse Cell lysate - whole cell (Heart, skeletal muscle, liver)
Loading amount 60 µg
Specification Heart, skeletal muscle, liver
Gel Running Conditions Non-reduced Denaturing (10)
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

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Submitted Dec 21 2012

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Application Western blot
Sample Rat Cell lysate - whole cell (glioma)
Loading amount 20 µg
Specification glioma
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Apr 04 2012

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