Overview

  • Product name
    Anti-Rhodopsin antibody [Rho 4D2]
    See all Rhodopsin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [Rho 4D2] to Rhodopsin
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, WB, IP, ELISA, IHC-P, IHC-Fr, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Cow, Human, Pig, Xenopus laevis
    Does not react with: Drosophila melanogaster
  • Immunogen

    Bovine Rhodopsin

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab98887 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
Flow Cyt Use 1µg for 106 cells. ab170190-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
WB 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 39 kDa.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration. 1-2 µg per 100-500µg of protein.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Target

  • Function
    Photoreceptor required for image-forming vision at low light intensity. Required for photoreceptor cell viability after birth. Light-induced isomerization of 11-cis to all-trans retinal triggers a conformational change leading to G-protein activation and release of all-trans retinal.
  • Tissue specificity
    Rod shaped photoreceptor cells which mediates vision in dim light.
  • Involvement in disease
    Retinitis pigmentosa 4
    Night blindness, congenital stationary, autosomal dominant 1
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family. Opsin subfamily.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Phosphorylated on some or all of the serine and threonine residues present in the C-terminal region.
    Contains one covalently linked retinal chromophore.
  • Cellular localization
    Membrane. Synthesized in the inner segment (IS) of rod photoreceptor cells before vectorial transport to the rod outer segment (OS) photosensory cilia.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CSNBAD1 antibody
    • MGC138309 antibody
    • MGC138311 antibody
    • OPN 2 antibody
    • OPN2 antibody
    • opsd antibody
    • OPSD_HUMAN antibody
    • opsin 2 antibody
    • Opsin 2 rod pigment antibody
    • Opsin-2 antibody
    • Opsin2 antibody
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa 4 antibody
    • Retinitis pigmentosa 4 autosomal dominant antibody
    • RHO antibody
    • Rhodopsin antibody
    • RP 4 antibody
    • RP4 antibody
    see all

Images

  • Overlay histogram showing Y79 cells stained with ab98887 (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 (ab98887, 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 signal in Y79 cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Çerman E  et al. Retinal Electrophysiological Effects of Intravitreal Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats. PLoS One 11:e0156495 (2016). IHC . Read more (PubMed: 27300133) »
  • Sawant O  et al. Light-Regulated Thyroid Hormone Signaling Is Required for Rod Photoreceptor Development in the Mouse Retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56:8248-57 (2015). IF ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 26720479) »

See all 3 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

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Application
Western blot
Sample
Bird Tissue lysate - whole (Pigeon Retina, no boiling of sample prior to loadi)
Gel Running Conditions
Non-reduced Denaturing (7.5% Tris-Glycine)
Loading amount
20 µg
Specification
Pigeon Retina, no boiling of sample prior to loadi
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C
Username

Tobias Hochstöger

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 15 2017

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application
Western blot
Sample
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Retina)
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (12% Gel)
Loading amount
2 µg
Specification
Retina
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C
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Onkar Sawant

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 04 2016

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Application
Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections)
Sample
Mouse Tissue sections (Eye)
Antigen retrieval step
None
Permeabilization
Yes - Tween 0.1%
Specification
Eye
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2 · Temperature: 24°C
Fixative
Paraformaldehyde
Username

Onkar Sawant

Verified customer

Submitted Jan 28 2016

Thank you for contacting us.

The band size seems to be correct. This product has a predicted weight of 39kDa although you band seems a bit smaller this is common when using in real world settings as compared to predictions. Post translational...

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Thank you for confirming these details and for your cooperation. The details provided enable us to closely monitor the quality of our products. I am sorry this recommended product was not correct for your assay and for the inconvenience this has cau...

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