• Product nameAnti-Tubulin antibody
    See all Tubulin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Tubulin
  • Specificityab59680 recognises alpha/beta-tubulin.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence of human Tubulin.

  • Positive control
    • HeLa cell lysate.



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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 - 4 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 55 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 55 kDa).
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.


  • FunctionTubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha-chain.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the tubulin family.
  • Post-translational
    Undergoes a tyrosination/detyrosination cycle, the cyclic removal and re-addition of a C-terminal tyrosine residue by the enzymes tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TTCP) and tubulin tyrosine ligase (TTL), respectively.
    Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglutamylated. This modification occurs exclusively on glutamate residues and results in polyglutamate chains on the gamma-carboxyl group. Also monoglycylated but not polyglycylated due to the absence of functional TTLL10 in human. Monoglycylation is mainly limited to tubulin incorporated into axonemes (cilia and flagella) whereas glutamylation is prevalent in neuronal cells, centrioles, axonemes, and the mitotic spindle. Both modifications can coexist on the same protein on adjacent residues, and lowering glycylation levels increases polyglutamylation, and reciprocally. The precise function of such modifications is still unclear but they regulate the assembly and dynamics of axonemal microtubules.
    Acetylation of alpha-tubulins at Lys-40 stabilizes microtubules and affects affinity and processivity of microtubule motors. This modification has a role in multiple cellular functions, ranging from cell motility, cell cycle progression or cell differentiation to intracellular trafficking and signaling.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Tubulin beta 2b antibody
    • Alpha tubulin antibody
    • Alpha-tubulin ubiquitous antibody
    • beta Ib tubulin antibody
    • CDCBM5 antibody
    • CDCBM6 antibody
    • fd02b12 antibody
    • K ALPHA 1 antibody
    • M40 antibody
    • OK/SW-cl.56 antibody
    • TBA1B_HUMAN antibody
    • TUBA1B antibody
    • TUBB1 antibody
    • TUBB2 antibody
    • TUBB5 antibody
    • tubulin alpha 1b antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-1B chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-ubiquitous chain antibody
    • Tubulin beta 1b antibody
    • Tubulin beta 2A antibody
    • tubulin beta 2A class IIa antibody
    • Tubulin beta antibody
    • tubulin beta chain antibody
    • tubulin beta class I antibody
    • tubulin beta-1 chain antibody
    • tubulin beta-2A chain antibody
    • tubulin beta-5 chain antibody
    • Tubulin K-alpha-1 antibody
    • tubulin, alpha, ubiquitous antibody
    • tubulin, beta 2A class IIa antibody
    • tubulin, beta polypeptide 2 antibody
    • tubulin, beta polypeptide antibody
    • tubulin, beta, class IIA antibody
    • wu:fd02b12 antibody
    • zgc:55461 antibody
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Anti-Tubulin antibody images

  • Anti-Tubulin antibody (ab59680) at 4 µg/ml + HeLa cell lysate

    Predicted band size : 55 kDa
    Observed band size : 55 kDa
  • ICC/IF image of ab59680 stained HepG2 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 (ab59680, 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.

References for Anti-Tubulin antibody (ab59680)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Deakin NO & Turner CE Paxillin inhibits HDAC6 to regulate microtubule acetylation, Golgi structure, and polarized migration. J Cell Biol 206:395-413 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25070956) »
  • Asrih M  et al. Differential regulation of stimulated glucose transport by free fatty acids and PPARa or -d agonists in cardiac myocytes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 302:E872-84 (2012). ICC/IF ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 22297301) »

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Product Wall

Application Western blot
Loading amount 75 µg
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (8)
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (MDAMB231)
Specification MDAMB231
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 3% · Temperature: RT°C

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Submitted Dec 20 2013

Thank you for your enquiry. I have recontacted the originator for detail information and they have confirmed that a Tris Glycine gel was used in the WB. If there is anything else that I can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us. ...

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Thank you for your enquiry. I have confirmed with the originator of the product that the WB testing was performed using a SDS-PAGE gel. I hope this information will not hinder your experimental results. If there is anything else that I can help ...

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