• Product nameAnti-TFEB antibody - ChIP Grade
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  • Description
    Goat polyclonal to TFEB - ChIP Grade
  • SpecificityThis antibody is raised against TCFEB. However a customer reports that this antibody cross reacts with mouse TFE3 and MITF (other members of transcription factor family Mi/Tfe) in over-expressing cell lines.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ChIP, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: Rat, Cow, Dog, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide:


    , corresponding to N terminal amino acids 2-14 of Human TFEB.

  • Positive control
  • General notesPrincipal Names - TFEB; transcription factor EB; TCFEB; T-cell transcription factor EB Official Gene Symbol - TFEB GenBank Accession Number – NP_009093 LocusLink ID - 7942 (human); 21425 (mouse)



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab2636 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 0.5 - 1.5 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 53 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 53 kDa).
ChIP Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 17085443
IHC-P Use a concentration of 2 - 4 µg/ml.


  • FunctionTranscription factor that specifically recognizes and binds E-box sequences (3'-CANNTG-5'). Efficient DNA-binding requires dimerization with itself or with another MiT/TFE family member such as TFE3 or MITF. In association with TFE3, activates the expression of CD40L in T-cells, thereby playing a role in T-cell-dependent antibody responses in activated CD4(+) T-cells and thymus-dependent humoral immunity. Specifically recognizes and binds the CLEAR-box sequence (5'-GTCACGTGAC-3') present in the regulatory region of many lysosomal genes, leading to activate their expression. It thereby plays a central role in expression of lysosomal genes. Specifically recognizes the gamma-E3 box, a subset of E-boxes, present in the heavy-chain immunoglobulin enhancer. Plays a role in the signal transduction processes required for normal vascularization of the placenta.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the MiT/TFE family.
    Contains 1 basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain.
  • DomainThe leucin zipper region is essential for homo- or heterodimerization and high-affinity DNA binding. DNA binding is mediated by the basic region.
  • Post-translational
    Sumoylated; does not affect dimerization with MITF.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Mainly present in the cytoplasm. Under aberrant lysosomal storage conditions, it translocates from the cytoplasm to the nucleus.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha TFEB antibody
    • AlphaTFEB antibody
    • bHLHe35 antibody
    • Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 35 antibody
    • T cell transcription factor EB antibody
    • TCFEB antibody
    • TFEB antibody
    • TFEB_HUMAN antibody
    • Transcription factor EB antibody
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Anti-TFEB antibody - ChIP Grade images

  • Predicted band size : 53 kDa
    ab2636 staining (1µg/ml) of NIH-3T3 lysate (RIPA buffer, 30µg total protein per lane).  Primary incubated for 1 hour.  Detected by western blot using chemiluminescence. ab2636 staining (1µg/ml) of NIH-3T3 lysate (RIPA buffer, 30µg total protein per lane). Primary incubated for 1 hour. Detected by western blot using chemiluminescence.
  • ab2636 (2µg/ml) staining of paraffin embedded Human Kidney cancer shows strong nuclear staining of invading cells following Steamed antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 and HRP-staining.

  • Anti-TFEB antibody - ChIP Grade (ab2636) at 0.5 µg/ml + Human thymus lysate in RIPA buffer at 35 µg

    Predicted band size : 53 kDa
    Observed band size : 60 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Primary incubation was 1 hour. Detected by chemiluminescence.

References for Anti-TFEB antibody - ChIP Grade (ab2636)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Campbell GR  et al. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Nef Inhibits Autophagy through Transcription Factor EB Sequestration. PLoS Pathog 11:e1005018 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 26115100) »
  • Ribera A  et al. Biochemical, histological and functional correction of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB by intra-cerebrospinal fluid gene therapy. Hum Mol Genet 24:2078-95 (2015). IHC-P ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 25524704) »

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Application Western blot
Sample Rat Tissue lysate - whole (Skeletal muscle)
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (NuPAGE® Novex® 10% gel)
Loading amount 30 µg
Specification Skeletal muscle
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

Dr. Insu Kwon

Verified customer

Submitted Dec 10 2015

Application Western blot
Loading amount 35 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (8%)
Sample Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Brain)
Specification Brain
Blocking step Li-Cor Blocking Buffer as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: 23°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Jan 22 2015

Thank you for your inquiry.

We do not batch test this antibody for ChIP in-house, but this antibody has been successfully used in ChIP as described in the following papers:

Esumi N et al. VMD2 promoter requires two proximal E-box si...

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Application Western blot
Sample Human Cell lysate - nuclear (breast cancer cell lines)
Loading amount 40 µg
Specification breast cancer cell lines
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (8 % acrylamide gel)
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 01 2010