• Product nameAnti-Transferrin Receptor antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Transferrin Receptor
  • SpecificityDetects endogenous levels of total TfR protein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic non phosphopeptide derived from human TfR around the phosphorylation site of serine 24 (RFSPLA).

  • Positive control
    • Extracts from 293 cells treated with PMA This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: DU145



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

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA 1/10000.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 85 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 85 kDa).


  • FunctionCellular uptake of iron occurs via receptor-mediated endocytosis of ligand-occupied transferrin receptor into specialized endosomes. Endosomal acidification leads to iron release. The apotransferrin-receptor complex is then recycled to the cell surface with a return to neutral pH and the concomitant loss of affinity of apotransferrin for its receptor. Transferrin receptor is necessary for development of erythrocytes and the nervous system (By similarity). A second ligand, the heditary hemochromatosis protein HFE, competes for binding with transferrin for an overlapping C-terminal binding site. Positively regulates T and B cell proliferation through iron uptake (PubMed:26642240).
    (Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for new-world arenaviruses: Guanarito, Junin and Machupo virus.
  • Involvement in diseaseImmunodeficiency 46
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase M28 family. M28B subfamily.
    Contains 1 PA (protease associated) domain.
  • Post-translational
    N- and O-glycosylated, phosphorylated and palmitoylated. The serum form is only glycosylated.
    Proteolytically cleaved on Arg-100 to produce the soluble serum form (sTfR).
    Palmitoylated on both Cys-62 and Cys-67. Cys-62 seems to be the major site of palmitoylation.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted and Cell membrane. Melanosome. Identified by mass spectrometry in melanosome fractions from stage I to stage IV.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CD 71 antibody
    • CD71 antibody
    • CD71 antigen antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000208523 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000208524 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000208525 antibody
    • p90 antibody
    • sTfR antibody
    • T9 antibody
    • TFR 1 antibody
    • TfR antibody
    • TfR1 antibody
    • TFR1_HUMAN antibody
    • TFRC antibody
    • TR antibody
    • Transferrin receptor (p90 CD71) antibody
    • Transferrin receptor protein 1, serum form antibody
    • Trfr antibody
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Anti-Transferrin Receptor antibody images

  • ICC/IF image of ab61134 stained DU145 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 ab61134 at 10µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 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.

  • All lanes : Anti-Transferrin Receptor antibody (ab61134) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : extracts from 293 cells treated with PMA (125ng/ml, 30mins)
    Lane 2 : extracts from 293 cells treated with PMA (125ng/ml, 30mins) with immunizing peptide

    Predicted band size : 85 kDa
    Observed band size : 85 kDa

References for Anti-Transferrin Receptor antibody (ab61134)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Tong M  et al. Role of Key Aromatic Residues in the Ligand-binding Domain of {alpha}7 Nicotinic Receptors in the Agonist Action of {beta}-Amyloid. J Biol Chem 286:34373-81 (2011). WB . Read more (PubMed: 21828053) »

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