Key features and details
- Mouse monoclonal [mAbGEa] to Actin
- Suitable for: IHC-P, WB
- Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human, Xenopus laevis, Drosophila melanogaster, Plants, Fungi, Mammals
- Isotype: IgM
Product nameAnti-Actin antibody [mAbGEa]
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DescriptionMouse monoclonal [mAbGEa] to Actin
Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human, Xenopus laevis, Drosophila melanogaster, Plants, Fungi, Mammals
Full length native protein (purified) corresponding to Arabidopsis thaliana Actin.
- WB: HeLa, NIH/3T3 and PC-12 cell lysate; Drosophila lysate. IHC-P: FFPE human normal colon tissue sections.
This antibody clone is manufactured by Abcam. If you require it in a particular buffer formulation or a particular conjugate for your experiments, please contact email@example.com.
Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferPreservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
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PurityImmunogen affinity purified
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab230169 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-P||Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
|WB||Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa.
Abcam recommends a 3% milk block for this product.
FunctionActins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility and are ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in ACTA1 are the cause of nemaline myopathy type 3 (NEM3) [MIM:161800]. A form of nemaline myopathy. Nemaline myopathies are muscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness of varying severity and onset, and abnormal thread-or rod-like structures in muscle fibers on histologic examination. The phenotype at histological level is variable. Some patients present areas devoid of oxidative activity containg (cores) within myofibers. Core lesions are unstructured and poorly circumscribed.
Defects in ACTA1 are a cause of myopathy congenital with excess of thin myofilaments (MPCETM) [MIM:161800]. A congenital muscular disorder characterized at histological level by areas of sarcoplasm devoid of normal myofibrils and mitochondria, and replaced with dense masses of thin filaments. Central cores, rods, ragged red fibers, and necrosis are absent.
Defects in ACTA1 are a cause of congenital myopathy with fiber-type disproportion (CFTD) [MIM:255310]; also known as congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy (CFTDM). CFTD is a genetically heterogeneous disorder in which there is relative hypotrophy of type 1 muscle fibers compared to type 2 fibers on skeletal muscle biopsy. However, these findings are not specific and can be found in many different myopathic and neuropathic conditions.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the actin family.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
- Information by UniProt
- a actin antibody
- a-actin antibody
- ACTA antibody
All lanes : Anti-Actin antibody [mAbGEa] (ab230169) at 1 µg/ml
Lane 1 : HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
Lane 2 : NIH/3T3 (mouse embryo fibroblast cell line) whole cell lysate
Lane 3 : PC12 (rat adrenal gland pheochromocytoma cell line) whole cell lysate
Lane 4 : Drosophila lysate
Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.
All lanes : HRP conjugated Goat Anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) at 1/1500 dilution
Developed using the ECL technique.
Performed under reducing conditions.
Predicted band size: 42 kDa
Exposure time: 10 seconds
This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 55 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 3% milk before being incubated with ab230169 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using a goat anti-mouse antibody conjugated to HRP, and visualised using ECL development solution ab133406.
IHC image of beta actin staining in a section of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded normal human normal colon* performed on a Leica BONDTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20mins. The section was then incubated with ab230169, 1ug/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX. The inset secondary-only control image is taken from an identical assay without primary antibody.
For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.
*Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab230169 has been referenced in 2 publications.
- Kandasamy MK et al. Plant vegetative and animal cytoplasmic actins share functional competence for spatial development with protists. Plant Cell 24:2041-57 (2012). WB ; a wide range of other species . PubMed: 22589468
- Kandasamy MK et al. The late pollen-specific actins in angiosperms. Plant J 18:681-91 (1999). WB ; a wide range of other species . PubMed: 10417720