• Product name
  • Description
    Goat polyclonal to AKR1A1
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Cow, Dog, Pig
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide: DAGHPLYPFNDPY, corresponding to amino acids 312-324 of Human AKR1A1.

  • Positive control
    • Recombinant Human AKR1A1 protein (ab95472) can be used as a positive control in WB. Human Placenta and Liver lysates.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab11802 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
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ELISA 1/16000. This application has only been tested against the recombinant protein.
WB Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.3 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 37 kDa.Can be blocked with Human AKR1A1 peptide (ab23210). Approx 37-40kDa band observed in Human Placenta and Liver lysates.


  • Function
    Catalyzes the NADPH-dependent reduction of a variety of aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes to their corresponding alcohols. Catalyzes the reduction of mevaldate to mevalonic acid and of glyceraldehyde to glycerol. Has broad substrate specificity. In vitro substrates include succinic semialdehyde, 4-nitrobenzaldehyde, 1,2-naphthoquinone, methylglyoxal, and D-glucuronic acid. Plays a role in the activation of procarcinogens, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon trans-dihydrodiols, and in the metabolism of various xenobiotics and drugs, including the anthracyclines doxorubicin (DOX) and daunorubicin (DAUN).
  • Tissue specificity
    Widely expressed. Highly expressed in kidney, salivary gland and liver. Detected in trachea, stomach, brain, lung, prostate, placenta, mammary gland, small intestine and lung.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the aldo/keto reductase family.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • AK1A1_HUMAN antibody
    • Akr1a1 antibody
    • Alcohol dehydrogenase [NADP+] antibody
    • Alcohol dehydrogenase antibody
    • Aldehyde reductase antibody
    • Aldo keto reductase family 1 member A1 (aldehyde reductase) antibody
    • Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member A1 antibody
    • ALDR1 antibody
    • ALR antibody
    • ARM antibody
    • DD3 antibody
    • MGC12529 antibody
    • MGC1380 antibody
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  • ab11802 (5µg/ml) staining of paraffin embedded Human Kidney. Heat induced antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6, HRP-staining. Negative Control showing staining of paraffin embedded Human Kidney, with no primary antibody.
  • Anti-AKR1A1 antibody (ab11802) at 0.1 µg/ml + Human Liver lysate (in RIPA buffer) at 35 µg

    Predicted band size: 37 kDa
    Observed band size: 37 kDa

    Primary incubation was 1 hour. Detected by chemiluminescence.
  • ab11802 at 2.5µg/ml, staining AKR1A1 in Human Kidney sections by Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections). Steamed antigen retrieval with pH 6 citrate buffer was performed, and AP-staining was used.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Singh S  et al. SMAR1 regulates free radical stress through modulation of AKR1a4 enzyme activity. Int J Biochem Cell Biol 42:1105-14 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 20097305) »
  • Diggle CP  et al. Ketohexokinase: expression and localization of the principal fructose-metabolizing enzyme. J Histochem Cytochem 57:763-74 (2009). Read more (PubMed: 19365088) »
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