• Product nameAnti-TRIM5 alpha antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to TRIM5 alpha
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Chimpanzee, Macaque Monkey, Gorilla
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 50 - 150 of Human TRIM5 alpha.

  • Positive control
    • This antibody gave a positive signal in the following tissue lysates: Human Placenta; Human Thymus; Human Tonsil.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage bufferpH: 7.40
    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
    Constituent: PBS
    Note: Batches of this product that have a concentration < 1mg/ml may have BSA added as a stabilising agent. If you would like information about the formulation of a specific lot, please contact our scientific support team who will be happy to help.
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  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab109709 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 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 56 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 56 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • FunctionIsoform Alpha is a retrovirus restriction factor, which mediates species-specific, early block to retrovirus infection. Targets retroviral capsid soon after entry into the cell, and prevents reverse transcription of the virus RNA genome. Isoform Alpha trimers may make multiple contacts with the hexameric lattice of CA proteins which constitute the surface of retrovirion core, and somehow inactivate the virus. Restricts efficiently infection by N-MLV, but not HIV-1. May have E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase activity.
  • PathwayProtein modification; protein ubiquitination.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the TRIM/RBCC family.
    Contains 1 B box-type zinc finger.
    Contains 1 B30.2/SPRY domain.
    Contains 1 RING-type zinc finger.
  • DomainThe RING-type zinc finger domain mediates binding to an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme.
  • Post-translational
    Ubiquitinates itself in a RING finger- and UBE2D2-dependent manner (in vitro).
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > P-body. Cytoplasmic bodies.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • RING finger protein 88 antibody
    • RNF88 antibody
    • TRIM5 antibody
    • TRIM5_HUMAN antibody
    • tripartite motif protein TRIM5 antibody
    • Tripartite motif-containing protein 5 antibody
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Anti-TRIM5 alpha antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-TRIM5 alpha antibody (ab109709) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Human placenta tissue lysate - total protein (ab29745)
    Lane 2 : Tonsil (Human) Tissue Lysate
    Lane 3 : Human thymus tissue lysate - total protein (ab30146)

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) preadsorbed (ab97080) at 1/5000 dilution
    developed using the ECL technique

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size : 56 kDa
    Observed band size : 56 kDa
    Additional bands at : 31 kDa (possible isoform),46 kDa (possible isoform).

    Exposure time : 2 minutes
  • IHC image of TRIM5 alpha staining in human tonsil formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab109709, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

References for Anti-TRIM5 alpha antibody (ab109709)

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