• Product nameAnti-VCP antibody [Hs-14]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [Hs-14] to VCP
  • SpecificityThe antibody Hs-14 reacts with VCP (valosin-containing protein) a 220 kDa protein previously identified under the general name "intra-acrosomal protein".
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC, WB, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    Tissue/ cell preparation (Human). Freshly ejaculated human sperms were washed in PBS and extracted in 3% acetic acid, 10% glycerol, 30 mM benzaminidine. The acid extract was dialyzed against 0.2% acetic acid and subsequently used for immunization.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab3983 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
ICC Use a concentration of 10 µg/ml. Staining technique: Membrane permeabilization (acetone) is essential. ab3983 is designed for quantitative immunofluorescence analysis of pathological sperms (excellent tool for laboratories of assisted reproduction when optimal method of fertilization is sought).
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 220 kDa.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionNecessary for the fragmentation of Golgi stacks during mitosis and for their reassembly after mitosis. Involved in the formation of the transitional endoplasmic reticulum (tER). The transfer of membranes from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus occurs via 50-70 nm transition vesicles which derive from part-rough, part-smooth transitional elements of the endoplasmic reticulum (tER). Vesicle budding from the tER is an ATP-dependent process. The ternary complex containing UFD1L, VCP and NPLOC4 binds ubiquitinated proteins and is necessary for the export of misfolded proteins from the ER to the cytoplasm, where they are degraded by the proteasome. The NPLOC4-UFD1L-VCP complex regulates spindle disassembly at the end of mitosis and is necessary for the formation of a closed nuclear envelope (By similarity). Regulates E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase activity of RNF19A.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in VCP are the cause of inclusion body myopathy with early-onset Paget disease and frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) [MIM:167320]; also known as muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, with Paget disease of bone or pagetoid amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or pagetoid neuroskeletal syndrome or lower motor neuron degeneration with Paget-like bone disease. IBMPFD features adult-onset proximal and distal muscle weakness (clinically resembling limb girdle muscular dystrophy), early-onset Paget disease of bone in most cases and premature frontotemporal dementia.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the AAA ATPase family.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated by tyrosine kinases in response to T-cell antigen receptor activation (By similarity). Phosphorylated upon DNA damage, probably by ATM or ATR.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytosol. Nucleus. Present in the neuronal hyaline inclusion bodies specifically found in motor neurons from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Present in the Lewy bodies specifically found in neurons from Parkinson disease patients.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • 15S Mg(2+) ATPase p97 subunit antibody
    • 15S Mg(2+)-ATPase p97 subunit antibody
    • ALS14 antibody
    • ATPase p97 antibody
    • CDC48 antibody
    • IBMPFD antibody
    • MGC131997 antibody
    • MGC148092 antibody
    • MGC8560 antibody
    • p97 antibody
    • TER ATPase antibody
    • TERA antibody
    • TERA_HUMAN antibody
    • Transitional endoplasmic reticulum ATPase antibody
    • Valosin containing protein antibody
    • Valosin-containing protein antibody
    • VCP antibody
    • Yeast Cdc48p homolog antibody
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Anti-VCP antibody [Hs-14] images

  • ab3983 at 10ug/ml staining 220kDa intra acrosomal protein in human sperms by ICC/IF. Cells were permeabilized with acetone.

References for Anti-VCP antibody [Hs-14] (ab3983)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Lim JJ  et al. Three-step method for proliferation and differentiation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived male germ cells. PLoS One 9:e90454 (2014). ICC/IF ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 24690677) »
  • Chladek D  et al. [Use of human sperm protein monoclonal antibodies in the diagnosis of sperm pathology and selection of a suitable assisted reproduction method for fertilization] Ceska Gynekol 65:28-32 (2000). Read more (PubMed: 10750294) »

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For flow cytometry, 10 ug/ml of ab3983 can be used. To check acrosome integrity, a general surface staining protocol with two-step immunolabeling can be used. In the case of intracellular acrosome staining, you will need to permeabilize the cell m...

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