Anti-ADAM12 antibody - Aminoterminal end (ab39155)


  • Product name
    Anti-ADAM12 antibody - Aminoterminal end
    See all ADAM12 primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to ADAM12 - Aminoterminal end
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    This antibody recognizes latent unprocessed and processed forms of ADAM12, but does not react with other ADAMs.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, ICC/IF, WB, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human ADAM12 (N terminal).

  • Positive control
    • Cell lysate from human fetal fibroblasts (treated with TNF alpha).



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab39155 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
Flow Cyt Use a concentration of 2 µg/ml. PubMed: 19213876

ab171870 - Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.


ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB 1/1000 - 1/5000. Predicted molecular weight: 100 kDa. A recommended starting concentration for Western blots is 1/1000 when using colorimetric substrates such as BCIP/NBT and 1/5000 for chemiluminescent substrates. EDTA/EGTA treatment of tissues or lysates is required to see latent zymogen.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 23671573


  • Function
    Involved in skeletal muscle regeneration, specifically at the onset of cell fusion. Also involved in macrophage-derived giant cells (MGC) and osteoclast formation from mononuclear precursors.
  • Tissue specificity
    Isoform 1 is expressed in placenta and skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. Isoform 2 seems to be expressed only in placenta or in embryo and fetus. Both forms were expressed in some tumor cells lines. Not detected in brain, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas.
  • Sequence similarities
    Contains 1 disintegrin domain.
    Contains 1 EGF-like domain.
    Contains 1 peptidase M12B domain.
  • Domain
    The cysteine-rich domain supports cell adhesion through syndecans and triggers signaling events that lead to beta-1 integrin-dependent cell spreading. In carcinomas cells the binding of this domain to syndecans does not allow the integrin-mediated cell spreading.
    The conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
  • Post-translational
    The precursor is cleaved by a furin endopeptidase.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted and Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • A disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 12 antibody
    • ADA12_HUMAN antibody
    • ADAM 12 antibody
    • ADAM metallopeptidase domain 12 antibody
    • ADAM12 antibody
    • CAR10 antibody
    • Disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12 antibody
    • MCMP antibody
    • MCMPMltna antibody
    • Meltrin alpha antibody
    • Meltrin-alpha antibody
    • Metalloprotease disintegrin 12 transmembrane antibody
    • MLTN antibody
    • MLTNA antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000046766 antibody
    see all


  • Anti-ADAM12 antibody - Aminoterminal end (ab39155) at 1/1000 dilution + Human heart tissue lysate - total protein (ab29431) at 10 µg

    Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) (ab65484) at 1/3000 dilution

    Predicted band size: 100 kDa
    Observed band size: 84 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Additional bands at: 117 kDa, 42 kDa, 50 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Jiao T  et al. Role of MicroRNA-103a Targeting ADAM10 in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Biomed Res Int 2017:9645874 (2017). WB ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 28357407) »
  • Mendoza-Parra MA  et al. Antibody performance in ChIP-sequencing assays: From quality scores of public data sets to quantitative certification. F1000Res 5:54 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27335635) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (adipose stem cells)
Yes - Triton 0.25%
adipose stem cells
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Verified customer

Submitted Mar 07 2017

On our datasheet for ab39155 we suggest using human fetal fibroblasts as a positive control. Otherwise other positive controls which can be used are: Hela cells, A431 cells or human chondrosarcoma.

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Unserem Wissen nach wurde ab39155 bisher noch nicht in IHC-Fr getestet und auch nicht in dieser Anwendung publiziert.
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No problem, I will send the product ab56366.

Could you let me know the purchase order number of ab39155?


Thank you for your email.

Lab has confirmed that the immunogen for ab115203 and ab28747 is indeed corresponds to N-terminal end and is in signal peptide region, so these antibodies might not be suitable.

Regarding ab56366 this antibod...

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I have requested confirmation of immunogen sequence from lab. I will get back to you with the reply soon. Once it gets confirmed I will then be able to suggest the suitable antibody.

Many thanks for having patience.

Thank you for taking time to complete our questionnaire and for contacting us. I am sorry to hear this antibody is not providing satisfactory results.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the further details. I apologize for the delay of my reply. I am very sorry, that you are experiencing problems with two of our antibodies. I do actually suspect that you have no signal of Adam12 and the...

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Mouse Cell (NIH3T3)
Yes - Triton-X-100
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 22°C

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Submitted Dec 17 2008

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