• Product name
    Anti-acetyl Lysine antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to acetyl Lysine
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ELISA, IHC-P, WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Species independent
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic acetylated peptide derived from Lysine-acetlyated proteins (G-A-KA-KA-KA-KA-KA-KA).

  • Positive control
    • Human lung carcinoma tissue and COS7 cell extracts treated with TSA (400uM, 24hours). This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following methanol fixed cell lines: HeLa


  • Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C.
  • Storage buffer
    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: 50% Glycerol, PBS, 150mM Sodium chloride, pH 7.4
  • Concentration information loading...
  • Purity
    Immunogen affinity purified
  • Purification notes
    ab61257 was affinity-purified from rabbit antiserum by affinity-chromatography using epitope-specific acetylated peptide. The antibody against non-acetylated peptide was removed by chromatography using non-acetylated peptide corresponding to the acetylation site.
  • Clonality
  • Isotype
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab61257 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
ELISA 1/10000.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 85 kDa.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.


  • Relevance
    In the nucleus, DNA is tightly packed into nucleosomes generating an environment which is highly repressive towards DNA processes such as transcription. Acetylation of lysine residues within proteins has emerged as an important mechanism used by cells to overcome this repression. The acetylation of non-histone proteins such as transcription factors, as well as histones appears to be involved in this process. Acetylation may result in structural transitions as well as specific signaling within discrete chromatin domains. The role of acetylation in intracellular signaling has been inferred from the binding of acetylated peptides by the conserved bromodomain. Furthermore, recent findings suggest that bromodomain/acetylated-lysine recognition can serve as a regulatory mechanism in protein-protein interactions in numerous cellular processes such as chromatin remodeling and transcriptional activation. The reversible lysine acetylation of histones and non-histone proteins plays a vital role in the regulation of many cellular processes including chromatin dynamics and transcription, gene silencing, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, differentiation, DNA replication, DNA repair, nuclear import, and neuronal repression. More than 20 acetyltransferases and 18 deacetylases have been identified so far, but the mechanistic details of substrate selection and site specificity of these enzymes remain unclear. Over 40 transcription factors and 30 other nuclear, cytoplasmic, bacterial, and viral proteins have been shown to be acetylated in vivo.
  • Alternative names
    • pan acetyl Lysine antibody


  • ICC/IF image of ab61257 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 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 ab61257 at 1µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 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.

  • ab61257 at 1/50 - 1/100 dilution staining Acetyl lysine in human lung carcinoma by Immunohistochemistry, Paraffin-embedded tissue, in the absence or presence of the immunising peptide.
  • All lanes : Anti-acetyl Lysine antibody (ab61257) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : COS7 cell extracts treated
    with TSA (400uM, 24hours)
    Lane 2 : COS7 cell extracts treated
    with TSA (400uM, 24hours) with immunising peptide at 5 µg

    Lysates/proteins at 5 µg per lane.

    Observed band size: 120,25,45,85 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

  • 293 histone (acid extracted) loaded at 2µg.
    Blocking step performed using 0.3% BSA for 12 hours at 4°C.
    ab61257 used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1 hour at 25°C.
    The secondary used was an HRP conjugated donkey anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal used at a 1/2000 dilution.

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This product has been referenced in:
  • Zhang S  et al. Phototrophy and starvation-based induction of autophagy upon removal of Gcn5-catalyzed acetylation of Atg7 in Magnaporthe oryzae. Autophagy 13:1318-1330 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28594263) »
  • Kuroda N  et al. Apoptotic response through a high mobility box 1 protein-dependent mechanism in LPS/GalN-induced mouse liver failure and glycyrrhizin-mediated inhibition. PLoS One 9:e92884 (2014). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 24690901) »

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Human Purified protein (293 histone (acid extracted))
Loading amount
2 µg
293 histone (acid extracted)
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (18 %)
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 12 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 0.3% · Temperature: 4°C

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