Anti-Aspartate Aminotransferase antibody [EPR12145] (ab170950)


  • Product name
    Anti-Aspartate Aminotransferase antibody [EPR12145]
    See all Aspartate Aminotransferase primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EPR12145] to Aspartate Aminotransferase
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    The mouse and rat recommendation is based on the WB results. We do not guarantee IHC-P for mouse and rat.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, Flow Cyt, ICC/IF, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human Aspartate Aminotransferase aa 150-250 (Cysteine residue). The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: P17174

  • Positive control
    • HepG2; MCF-7, HT-29 and K562 cell lysates; Human hepatocellular carcinoma tissue; HepG2 and K562 cells. Mouse brain, rat brain and rat heart lysates. Human glioma tissue, K562.
  • General notes

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents

    We are constantly working hard to ensure we provide our customers with best in class antibodies. As a result of this work we are pleased to now offer this antibody in purified format. We are in the process of updating our datasheets. The purified format is designated 'PUR' on our product labels. If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact our Scientific Support team.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab170950 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 1/3000. Predicted molecular weight: 46 kDa.
Flow Cyt 1/20.

ab172730 - Rabbit monoclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

ICC/IF 1/500.
IHC-P 1/170. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with Tris/EDTA buffer pH 9.0 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.

See IHC antigen retrieval protocol.

The mouse and rat recommendation is based on the WB results. We do not guarantee IHC-P for mouse and rat.


  • Function
    Plays a key role in amino acid metabolism.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the class-I pyridoxal-phosphate-dependent aminotransferase family.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • AATC_HUMAN antibody
    • Aspartate aminotransferase 1 antibody
    • Aspartate aminotransferase antibody
    • Aspartate aminotransferase cytoplasmic antibody
    • Aspartate aminotransferase cytosolic antibody
    • ASTQTL1 antibody
    • cAspAT antibody
    • cCAT antibody
    • cysteine aminotransferase, cytoplasmic antibody
    • cysteine transaminase, cytoplasmic antibody
    • cytoplasmic antibody
    • ec antibody
    • GIG 18 antibody
    • GIG18 antibody
    • Glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase 1 antibody
    • Glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase soluble antibody
    • Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase 1 soluble antibody
    • GOT 1 antibody
    • GOT1 antibody
    • Growth inhibiting protein 18 antibody
    • SGOT antibody
    • Transaminase A antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : purified at 1/3000 dilution

    Lane 1 : HepG2 (Human hepatocellular carcinoma epithelial cell) whole cell lysates
    Lane 2 : MCF7 (Human breast adenocarcinoma epithelial cell) whole cell lysates
    Lane 3 : K-562 (Human chronic myelogenous leukemia lymphoblast) whole cell lysates
    Lane 4 : Mouse brain lysates
    Lane 5 : Mouse heart lysates
    Lane 6 : Rat brain lysates
    Lane 7 : Rat heart lysates

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/20000 dilution

    Predicted band size: 46 kDa

    Blocking and diluting buffer: 5% NFDM/TBST.

  • Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence analysis of HT-29 (human colorectal adenocarcinoma) cells labelling Aspartate Aminotransferase with purified ab170950 at 1/120. Cells were fixed with 100% methanol. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (ab150077) at 1/1000 dilution was used as the secondary antibody. Nuclei counterstained with DAPI (blue). 

    Secondary Only Control: PBS was used instead of the primary antibody as the negative control. 

  • Flow Cytometry analysis of K-562 (Human chronic myelogenous leukemia lymphoblast) cells labeling Aspartate Aminotransferase with purified ab170950 at 1:20 dilution (red). Cells were fixed with 4% Paraformaldehyde. A Goat anti rabbit IgG (Alexa Fluor ® 488) secondary antibody was used at 1:2000 dilution. Isotype control - Rabbit monoclonal IgG (Black). Unlabeled control - Cell without incubation with primary antibody and secondary antibody (Blue).
  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) analysis of human glioma tissue sections labeling Aspartate aminotransferase with Purified ab170950 at 1:170 dilution. Heat mediated antigen retrieval was performed using ab93684 (Tris/EDTA buffer, pH 9.0). Tissue was counterstained with Hematoxylin. ImmunoHistoProbe one step HRP Polymer (ready to use) secondary antibody was used at 1:0 dilution. PBS instead of the primary antibody was used as the negative control.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human hepatocellular carcinoma tissue labeling Aspartate Aminotransferase using unpurified ab170950 at 1/50 dilution.

  • All lanes : Anti-Aspartate Aminotransferase antibody [EPR12145] (ab170950) at 1/1000 dilution (unpurified)

    Lane 1 : HepG2 cell lysate
    Lane 2 : MCF-7 cell lysate
    Lane 3 : K562 cell lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size: 46 kDa

  • Immunofluorescent analysis of HepG2 cells labeling Aspartate Aminotransferase using unpurified ab170950 at 1/50 dilution (green). DAPI nuclear staining (blue).

  • Flow cytometric analysis of permeabilized K562 cells labeling Aspartate Aminotransferase using unpurified ab170950 at 1/10 dilution (red)  or a rabbit IgG negative (green).


This product has been referenced in:
  • Zhu Y  et al. A Critical Role of Glutamine and Asparagine ?-Nitrogen in Nucleotide Biosynthesis in Cancer Cells Hijacked by an Oncogenic Virus. MBio 8:N/A (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28811348) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Mouse Tissue sections (Brain)
Yes - Triton X-100
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

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