• Product nameAnti-UCP3 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to UCP3
  • SpecificityNo cross-reactivity with UCP1 and UCP2.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-FoFr, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human UCP3 aa 254-267 conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin.
    Database link: P55916

  • General notesStorage in frost-free freezers is also not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use. Working dilution samples should be discarded if not used within 12 hours.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab10985 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 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 34 kDa. Predicted molecular weight migrates at ~50 kDa in positive control lysate. (Protein is glycosylated)
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P 1/3000.


  • FunctionUCP are mitochondrial transporter proteins that create proton leaks across the inner mitochondrial membrane, thus uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation. As a result, energy is dissipated in the form of heat. May play a role in the modulation of tissue respiratory control. Participates in thermogenesis and energy balance.
  • Tissue specificityOnly in skeletal muscle and heart. Is more expressed in glycolytic than in oxidative skeletal muscles.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in UCP3 may be involved in obesity (OBESITY) [MIM:601665]. It is a condition characterized by an increase of body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of excessive accumulation of body fat.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the mitochondrial carrier family.
    Contains 3 Solcar repeats.
  • Cellular localizationMitochondrion inner membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • FormUCP3 is preferentially expressed in muscle
  • Alternative names
    • Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 3 antibody
    • SLC25A9 antibody
    • Solute carrier family 25 member 9 antibody
    • UCP 3 antibody
    • UCP3 antibody
    • UCP3_HUMAN antibody
    • Uncoupling protein 3 antibody
    • Uncoupling protein 3 mitochondrial proton carrier antibody
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Anti-UCP3 antibody images

  • ab10985 (2µg/ml) staining UCP3 in human skeletal muscle using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol there is strong cytoplasmic staining of myocytes.
    Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffer EDTA pH 9.0 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, optimization of primary antibody concentration and incubation time is recommended. Signal amplification may be required.

References for Anti-UCP3 antibody (ab10985)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Becerril S  et al. Transcriptional analysis of brown adipose tissue in leptin-deficient mice lacking inducible nitric oxide synthase: evidence of the role of Med1 in energy balance. Physiol Genomics 44:678-88 (2012). WB ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 22570438) »
  • Becerril S  et al. Deletion of inducible nitric-oxide synthase in leptin-deficient mice improves brown adipose tissue function. PLoS One 5:e10962 (2010). WB, IHC-P ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 20532036) »

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Thank you for sending on these details. The UCP3 protein that this antibody recognises undergoes a lot of post transcriptional modification events. The bands seen in the western blot are probably from the heavier glycosylated forms of the protein, whic...

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Thank you for contacting us and taking the time to fill out the questionaire. I am sorry you have had trouble using this rabbit polyclonal anti-UCP3 antibody (ab10985) I have had a look at your procedure and have come up with the following suggesti...

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Application Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections)
Sample Mouse Tissue sections (Skeletal muscle (mouse))
Specification Skeletal muscle (mouse)
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step Enzymatic
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 5%

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Submitted Jan 18 2006