• Product nameAnti-Transferrin antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Transferrin
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISA, ICC/IF, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Transferrin isolated from human serum.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab9538 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
Sandwich ELISA Use a concentration of 0.5 µg/ml. Can be paired for Sandwich ELISA with Mouse monoclonal [HTF-14] to Transferrin (ab769). For sandwich ELISA, use this antibody as Detection at 0.5µg/ml with ab769 as Capture.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100. ABC method.
IHC-Fr 1/50 - 1/100. ABC method.


  • FunctionTransferrins are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
  • Tissue specificityExpressed by the liver and secreted in plasma.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in TF are the cause of atransferrinemia (ATRAF) [MIM:209300]. Atransferrinemia is rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by iron overload and hypochromic anemia.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the transferrin family.
    Contains 2 transferrin-like domains.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Apotransferrin antibody
    • Beta 1 metal binding globulin antibody
    • Beta-1 metal-binding globulin antibody
    • DKFZp781D0156 antibody
    • PRO1400 antibody
    • PRO1557 antibody
    • PRO2086 antibody
    • Serotransferrin antibody
    • Serotransferrin precursor antibody
    • Siderophilin antibody
    • TF antibody
    • TFQTL1 antibody
    • Transferin antibody
    • Transferrin antibody
    • TRFE_HUMAN antibody
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Anti-Transferrin antibody images

  • Standard curve for Transferrin (Analyte: ab83560); dilution range 1pg/ml to 1µg/ml using Capture Antibody Mouse monoclonal [HTF-14] to Transferrin (ab769) at 1µg/ml and Detector Antibody Rabbit polyclonal to Transferrin (ab9538) at 0.5µg/ml.
  • ICC/IF image of ab9538 stained HepG2 cells. The cells were 4% PFA 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 (ab9538, 1µg/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.

  • Ab9538 staining transferrin in human liver parenchima. Staining is localised to intracellular compartment and extracellular space.
    Left panel: with primary antibody at 2 ug/ml. Right panel: isotype control.
    Sections were stained using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus), at room temperature: sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffers citrate pH6.1 in a DAKO PT Link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 mins. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS) then incubated with primary antibody for 20 min and detected with Dako envision flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with Diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that for manual staining we recommend to optimize the primary antibody concentration and incubation time (overnight incubation), and amplification may be required.


References for Anti-Transferrin antibody (ab9538)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Ariza J  et al. Dysregulated iron metabolism in the choroid plexus in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Brain Res 1598:88-96 (2015). IHC-Fr ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 25498860) »
  • Windrem MS  et al. A competitive advantage by neonatally engrafted human glial progenitors yields mice whose brains are chimeric for human glia. J Neurosci 34:16153-61 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25429155) »

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Lateral flow is not a tested application, however it is very much like sandwich ELISA so any ab pair used in sELISA should work in LF. We do offer a matched antibody for use with ab769 this is ab9538. Gold conjugation is generally used in LF. We d...

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Marmoset (common) Tissue sections (Liver)
Specification Liver
Fixative Bouin's
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citrate buffer
Permeabilization No
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 25% · Temperature: 21°C

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This antibody is affinity purified. Being a polyclonal, the Ig concentration varies from batch to batch. This is usually around 1mg/ml.