• Product nameAnti-Plectin antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Plectin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IP, ELISA, IHC-P, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    A synthetic peptide corresponding to the C terminal of Human Plectin.

  • Positive control
    • Mouse and rat brain tissue lysate.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage bufferPreservative: None
    Constituents: PBS containing antibody stabilizer, pH 7.2
  • Concentration information loading...
  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab83497 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 0.1 - 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 500 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 531 kDa).
IP Use a concentration of 2 - 5 µg/ml.
ELISA Use a concentration of 0.01 - 0.1 µg/ml.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.


  • FunctionInterlinks intermediate filaments with microtubules and microfilaments and anchors intermediate filaments to desmosomes or hemidesmosomes. Could also bind muscle proteins such as actin to membrane complexes in muscle. May be involved not only in the filaments network, but also in the regulation of their dynamics. Structural component of muscle. Isoform 9 plays a major role in the maintenance of myofibers integrity.
  • Tissue specificityWidely expressed with highest levels in muscle, heart, placenta and spinal cord.
  • Involvement in diseaseEpidermolysis bullosa simplex with pyloric atresia
    Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, with muscular dystrophy
    Epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Ogna type
    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2Q
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the plakin or cytolinker family.
    Contains 1 actin-binding domain.
    Contains 2 CH (calponin-homology) domains.
    Contains 33 plectin repeats.
    Contains 4 spectrin repeats.
  • DomainThe N-terminus interacts with actin, the C-terminus with vimentin, desmin, GFAP, cytokeratins, lamin B; whereas both the N-and the C-terminus can bind integrin beta-4.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated by CDK1; regulates dissociation from intermediate filaments during mitosis.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Cell junction > hemidesmosome.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • EBS1 antibody
    • EBSO antibody
    • HD1 antibody
    • Hemidesmosomal protein 1 antibody
    • PCN antibody
    • pleC antibody
    • PLEC_HUMAN antibody
    • PLEC1 antibody
    • PLEC1b antibody
    • Plectin 1 antibody
    • Plectin 1 intermediate filament binding protein 500kDa antibody
    • Plectin 6 antibody
    • Plectin antibody
    • Plectin-1 antibody
    • PLTN antibody
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Anti-Plectin antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-Plectin antibody (ab83497) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : Mouse brain tissue lysate
    Lane 2 : Rat brain tissue lysate

    Predicted band size : 531 kDa
    Observed band size : 500 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
  • ICC/IF image of ab83497 stained PC12 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 (ab83497, 5µg/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.

References for Anti-Plectin antibody (ab83497)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Rikardsen OG  et al. Plectin as a prognostic marker in non-metastatic oral squamous cell carcinoma. BMC Oral Health 15:98 (2015). Human . Read more (PubMed: 26306491) »
  • Burch TC  et al. Variable metastatic potentials correlate with differential plectin and vimentin expression in syngeneic androgen independent prostate cancer cells. PLoS One 8:e65005 (2013). ICC/IF ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23717685) »

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Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Pig Tissue sections (skin)
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: tris-HCl EDTA buffer
Permeabilization Yes - H2O2, TBS, Tween
Specification skin
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: RT°C
Fixative Paraformaldehyde

Lenka Sucha

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Submitted Jun 16 2016