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- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Alexa Fluor® 488 Rabbit monoclonal [EPR5777] to HP1 alpha - Heterochromatin marker
- Suitable for: ICC/IF, Flow Cyt
- Reacts with: Human
- Conjugation: Alexa Fluor® 488. Ex: 495nm, Em: 519nm
Product nameAlexa Fluor® 488 Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker
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DescriptionAlexa Fluor® 488 Rabbit monoclonal [EPR5777] to HP1 alpha - Heterochromatin marker
ConjugationAlexa Fluor® 488. Ex: 495nm, Em: 519nm
Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, Flow Cytmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human HP1 alpha aa 150 to the C-terminus.
- ICC/IF: HeLa cells. Flow Cyt: HeLa cells.
This product is a recombinant monoclonal antibody, which offers several advantages including:
- - High batch-to-batch consistency and reproducibility
- - Improved sensitivity and specificity
- - Long-term security of supply
- - Animal-free production
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Store In the Dark.
Storage bufferpH: 7.40
Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
Constituents: 30% Glycerol, PBS, 1% BSA
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PurityProtein A purified
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab109028)
- HRP Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab197721)
- Alexa Fluor® 647 Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab198391)
- Alexa Fluor® 568 Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab202533)
- Alexa Fluor® 594 Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab203431)
- Alexa Fluor® 555 Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab203432)
- PE Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab210585)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - BSA and Azide free (ab226049)
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab185018 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|ICC/IF||1/50 - 1/100.|
ab199091 - Rabbit monoclonal IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488), is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
FunctionComponent of heterochromatin that recognizes and binds histone H3 tails methylated at 'Lys-9' (H3K9me), leading to epigenetic repression. In contrast, it is excluded from chromatin when 'Tyr-41' of histone H3 is phosphorylated (H3Y41ph). Can interact with lamin-B receptor (LBR). This interaction can contribute to the association of the heterochromatin with the inner nuclear membrane. Involved in the formation of functional kinetochore through interaction with MIS12 complex proteins.
Sequence similaritiesContains 2 chromo domains.
modificationsPhosphorylation of HP1 and LBR may be responsible for some of the alterations in chromatin organization and nuclear structure which occur at various times during the cell cycle (By similarity). Phosphorylated during interphase and possibly hyper-phosphorylated during mitosis.
Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome. Chromosome > centromere. Component of centromeric and pericentromeric heterochromatin. Associates with chromosomes during mitosis. Associates specifically with chromatin during metaphase and anaphase.
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Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab185018 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab185018, 1/50 dilution) for 30 min at 22°C. Isotype control antibody (black line) was rabbit IgG (monoclonal) Alexa Fluor® 488 used at the same concentration and conditions as the primary antibody. Unlabelled sample (blue line) was also used as a control.
Acquisition of >5,000 events were collected using a 20mW Argon ion laser (488nm) and 525/30 bandpass filter.
This antibody gave a positive signal in HeLa fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.
ab185018 staining HP1 alpha in HeLa cells. The cells were fixed with 100% methanol (5min) and then blocked in 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab185018 (Alexa Fluor® 488) at a working dilution of 1 in 50 overnight at +4°C (shown in green). Alexa Fluor® 350 WGA was used at a 1/200 dilution and incubated for 1h with the cells, to label plasma membranes (shown in blue). Nuclear DNA was labelled in red with 1.25 μM DRAQ5™ (ab108410).
ab185018 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Deng W et al. CASFISH: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated in situ labeling of genomic loci in fixed cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:11870-5 (2015). PubMed: 26324940