Anti-Prion protein PrP antibody [8H4] (ab61409)


  • Product nameAnti-Prion protein PrP antibody [8H4]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [8H4] to Prion protein PrP
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, WB, IP, ICC, Flow Cyt, Indirect ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Sheep, Cow, Human, Monkey
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length Mouse Prion protein PrP

  • EpitopeThe antibody epitope resides within amino acids 145-180 of human Prion protein PrP.
  • Positive control
    • Mouse brain extract



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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB Use a concentration of 2 - 4 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 28 kDa.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration. ab170192-Mouse monoclonal IgG2b, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
Indirect ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionThe function of PrP is still under debate. May play a role in neuronal development and synaptic plasticity. May be required for neuronal myelin sheath maintenance. May play a role in iron uptake and iron homeostasis (By similarity). Isoform 2 may act as a growth suppressor by arresting the cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase. Soluble oligomers are toxic to cultured neuroblastoma cells and induce apoptosis (in vitro).
  • Involvement in diseaseNote=PrP is found in high quantity in the brain of humans and animals infected with neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases, like: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), fatal familial insomnia (FFI), Gerstmann-Straussler disease (GSD), Huntington disease-like type 1 (HDL1) and kuru in humans; scrapie in sheep and goat; bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle; transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME); chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk; feline spongiform encephalopathy (FSE) in cats and exotic ungulate encephalopathy (EUE) in nyala and greater kudu. The prion diseases illustrate three manifestations of CNS degeneration: (1) infectious (2) sporadic and (3) dominantly inherited forms. TME, CWD, BSE, FSE, EUE are all thought to occur after consumption of prion-infected foodstuffs.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) [MIM:123400]. CJD occurs primarily as a sporadic disorder (1 per million), while 10-15% are familial. Accidental transmission of CJD to humans appears to be iatrogenic (contaminated human growth hormone (HGH), corneal transplantation, electroencephalographic electrode implantation, etc.). Epidemiologic studies have failed to implicate the ingestion of infected annimal meat in the pathogenesis of CJD in human. The triad of microscopic features that characterize the prion diseases consists of (1) spongiform degeneration of neurons, (2) severe astrocytic gliosis that often appears to be out of proportion to the degree of nerve cell loss, and (3) amyloid plaque formation. CJD is characterized by progressive dementia and myoclonic seizures, affecting adults in mid-life. Some patients present sleep disorders, abnormalities of high cortical function, cerebellar and corticospinal disturbances. The disease ends in death after a 3-12 months illness.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of fatal familial insomnia (FFI) [MIM:600072]. FFI is an autosomal dominant disorder and is characterized by neuronal degeneration limited to selected thalamic nuclei and progressive insomnia.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of Gerstmann-Straussler disease (GSD) [MIM:137440]. GSD is a heterogeneous disorder and was defined as a spinocerebellar ataxia with dementia and plaquelike deposits. GSD incidence is less than 2 per 100 million live births.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of Huntington disease-like type 1 (HDL1) [MIM:603218]. HDL1 is an autosomal dominant, early onset neurodegenerative disorder with prominent psychiatric features.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of kuru (KURU) [MIM:245300]. Kuru is transmitted during ritualistic cannibalism, among natives of the New Guinea highlands. Patients exhibit various movement disorders like cerebellar abnormalities, rigidity of the limbs, and clonus. Emotional lability is present, and dementia is conspicuously absent. Death usually occurs from 3 to 12 month after onset.
    Defects in PRNP are the cause of spongiform encephalopathy with neuropsychiatric features (SENF) [MIM:606688]; an autosomal dominant presenile dementia with a rapidly progressive and protracted clinical course. The dementia was characterized clinically by frontotemporal features, including early personality changes. Some patients had memory loss, several showed aggressiveness, hyperorality and verbal stereotypy, others had parkinsonian symptoms.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the prion family.
  • DomainThe normal, monomeric form has a mainly alpha-helical structure. The disease-associated, protease-resistant form forms amyloid fibrils containing a cross-beta spine, formed by a steric zipper of superposed beta-strands. Disease mutations may favor intermolecular contacts via short beta strands, and may thereby trigger oligomerization.
    Contains an N-terminal region composed of octamer repeats. At low copper concentrations, the sidechains of His residues from three or four repeats contribute to the binding of a single copper ion. Alternatively, a copper ion can be bound by interaction with the sidechain and backbone amide nitrogen of a single His residue. The observed copper binding stoichiometry suggests that two repeat regions cooperate to stabilize the binding of a single copper ion. At higher copper concentrations, each octamer can bind one copper ion by interactions with the His sidechain and Gly backbone atoms. A mixture of binding types may occur, especially in the case of octamer repeat expansion. Copper binding may stabilize the conformation of this region and may promote oligomerization.
  • Post-translational
    The glycosylation pattern (the amount of mono-, di- and non-glycosylated forms or glycoforms) seems to differ in normal and CJD prion.
    Isoform 2 is sumoylated by SUMO1.
  • Cellular localizationCell membrane. Golgi apparatus and Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Accumulates outside the secretory route in the cytoplasm, from where it relocates to the nucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Alternative prion protein; major prion protein antibody
    • AltPrP antibody
    • ASCR antibody
    • CD230 antibody
    • CD230 antigen antibody
    • CJD antibody
    • GSS antibody
    • KURU antibody
    • Major prion protein antibody
    • p27 30 antibody
    • PRIO_HUMAN antibody
    • Prion protein antibody
    • Prion related protein antibody
    • PRIP antibody
    • PRNP antibody
    • PrP antibody
    • PrP27 30 antibody
    • PrP27-30 antibody
    • PrP33-35C antibody
    • PrPC antibody
    • PrPSc antibody
    • Sinc antibody
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Anti-Prion protein PrP antibody [8H4] images

  • All lanes : Anti-Prion protein PrP antibody [8H4] (ab61409) at 1/2500 dilution

    Lane 1 : Wild type mouse hippocampus whole tissue lysate
    Lane 2 : Prnp-/- mouse hippocampus whole tissue lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 30 µg per lane.

    HRP-conjugated sheep anti-mouse IgG monoclonal at 1/5000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 28 kDa
    Observed band size : 25-37 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    Exposure time : 30 seconds

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References for Anti-Prion protein PrP antibody [8H4] (ab61409)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Liu T  et al. IGF-1-induced enhancement of PRNP expression depends on the negative regulation of transcription factor FOXO3a. PLoS One 8:e71896 (2013). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23967259) »

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 30 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (4-12% SDS-PAGE)
Sample Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (hippocampus)
Specification hippocampus
Blocking step Rapid Block as blocking agent for 20 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: 24°C

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 30 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (12)
Sample Human Tissue lysate - whole (CNS tissue)
Specification CNS tissue
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Application Western blot
Loading amount 150 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (15)
Sample Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Spinal Cord)
Specification Spinal Cord
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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