Key features and details
- Mouse monoclonal [1A4] to alpha smooth muscle Actin
- Suitable for: ICC, IHC-P, WB, Flow Cyt
- Knockout validated
- Reacts with: Rat, Human
- Isotype: IgG2a
Product nameAnti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4]
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DescriptionMouse monoclonal [1A4] to alpha smooth muscle Actin
Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC, IHC-P, WB, Flow Cytmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Rat, Human
Predicted to work with: Mouse, Sheep, Rabbit, Cow, Pig, Mammals, Baboon
Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human alpha smooth muscle Actin (N terminal).
Database link: P62736
- WB: HeLa whole cell lysate (ab150035) and nuclear lysate, HEK-293 whole cell lysate. Flow Cyt: SV40LT-SMC. IHC-P: Human breast ductal carcinoma tissue. ICC/IF: HeLa and SV40LT-SMC cells.
Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferpH: 7.40
Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
Constituents: PBS, 6.97% L-Arginine
Concentration information loading...
PurityProtein G purified
Light chain typekappa
- Biotin Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab125057)
- Alexa Fluor® 488 Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab184675)
- Alexa Fluor® 594 Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab202368)
- HRP Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab203696)
- Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] - BSA and Azide free (ab240654)
- FITC Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab8211)
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab7817 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|ICC||Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.|
|IHC-P||Use a concentration of 0.034 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
|WB||Use a concentration of 0.341 µg/ml.|
|Flow Cyt||Use a concentration of 1.137 µg/ml.|
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 ACTA2 are the cause of aortic aneurysm familial thoracic type 6 (AAT6) [MIM:611788]. AATs are characterized by permanent dilation of the thoracic aorta usually due to degenerative changes in the aortic wall. They are primarily associated with a characteristic histologic appearance known as 'medial necrosis' or 'Erdheim cystic medial necrosis' in which there is degeneration and fragmentation of elastic fibers, loss of smooth muscle cells, and an accumulation of basophilic ground substance.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the actin family.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
- Information by UniProt
- a actin antibody
- AAT6 antibody
- ACTA_HUMAN antibody
This data was developed using the same antibody clone in a different buffer formulation that is PBS and sodium azide free (ab240654)
ab240654 staining alpha smooth muscle Actin in SV40LT-SMC cells. The cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min), permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked with 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1%PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated overnight at 4°C with ab240654 at 1µg/ml and ab6046, Rabbit polyclonal to beta Tubulin - Loading Control. Cells were then incubated with ab150117, Goat polyclonal Secondary Antibody to Mouse IgG H&L (Alexa Fluor® 488) preadsorbed at 1/1000 dilution (shown in green) and ab150080, Goat polyclonal Secondary Antibody to Rabbit IgG - H&L (Alexa Fluor® 594) at 1/1000 dilution (shown in pseudocolour red). Nuclear DNA was labelled with DAPI (shown in blue).
Image was acquired with a high-content analyser (Operetta CLS, Perkin Elmer) and a maximum intensity projection of confocal sections is shown.
IHC image of alpha smooth muscle actin staining in a human breast ductal carcinoma formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section*, performed on a Leica Bond™ 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 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab7817, 0.034µg/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.
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
ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle Actin in wild-type HeLa cells (top panel) and ACTA2 knockout HeLa cells (bottom panel). The cells were fixed with 100% methanol (5 min) then permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked with 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab7817 at 5μg/ml concentration and ab6046 (Rabbit polyclonal to beta Tubulin) at 1/1000 dilution overnight at 4°C followed by a further incubation at room temperature for 1h with a goat secondary antibody to mouse IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab150117) at 2 μg/ml (shown in green) and a goat secondary antibody to rabbit IgG (Alexa Fluor® 594) (ab150080) at 2 μg/ml (shown in red). Nuclear DNA was labelled in blue with DAPI.
Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems TCS SP8).
All lanes : Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab7817) at 1/131.58 dilution
Lane 1 : Wild-type HeLa cell lysate
Lane 2 : ACTA2 knockout HeLa cell lysate
Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.
Performed under reducing conditions.
Observed band size: 42 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
Lanes 1 - 2: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab7817 observed at 42 kDa. Red - loading control, ab52866 (Rabbit anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [EP1332Y]) observed at 55kDa.
ab7817 was shown to react with alpha smooth muscle Actin in wild-type HeLa cells in western blot. Loss of signal was observed when ACTA2 knockout sample was used. Wild-type HeLa and ACTA2 knockout cell lysates were subjected to SDS-PAGE. Membranes were blocked in 3% milk in TBS-T (0.1% Tween®) before incubation with ab7817 and ab52866 (Rabbit anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [EP1332Y]) overnight at 4°C at a 1 in 131.58 Dilution and a 1 in 20000 dilution respectively. Blots were incubated with Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preabsorbed (ab216772) and Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preabsorbed (ab216777) secondary antibodies at 1 in 20000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.
Overlay histogram showing SV40LT-SMC cells stained with ab7817 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 15 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab7817, 0137µg/ml) for 30 min at 22°C. The secondary antibody used was Goat Anti-Mouse IgG H&L (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab150113) at 1/2000 dilution for 30 min at 22°C
Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG2a [18C8BC7AD10] (ab170191) 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 50 mW Blue laser (488nm) and 530/30 bandpass filter.
This antibody gave a positive signal in HeLa cells fixed with 80% methanol (5 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 for 15 min used under the same conditions.
Ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle actin in Mouse intestine tissue by Immunohistochemistry-Immunofluorescence. Tissue was fixed with formaldehyde and blocked with 100% Cas-block for 30 minutes at room temperature; antigen retrieval was performed by heat mediated citrate buffer, pH6. The sample was incubated with primary antibody at 0.034µg/ml for 16 hours at 4°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488 Goat anti-mouse IgG was used as the secondary antibody at 1/400 dilution. Autofluorescence was blocked with 0.1% Sudan Black in 70% ethanol for 10 minutes at room temperature after antigen retrieval, and followed with 3X wash with PBS-T after antigen retrieval. Image was taken with confocal microscope.
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded Pig kidney tissue stained for alpha smooth muscle Actin (Green) using ab7817 at 0.034µg/ml followed by a Donkey anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) Alexa Fluor® 647 secondary antibody at 1/300 dilution.
Antigen retrieval: Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citrate Buffer pH 6.0
The alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody signal is pseudo colored Green. The nuclei are Blue using Hoechst stain. The background tissue is stained Red
ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle actin in Human liver tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with wash buffer with tween; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in Tris-EDTA buffer, pH 9.0. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (0.034µg/ml in blocking buffer) for 30 minutes at 20°C. A HRP-conjugated Goat anti-mouse IgG polyclonal (undiluted) was used as the secondary antibody.
Immunohistochemical analysis of mouse aorta (A) or skin (B) tissue, staining alpha smooth muscle Actin with ab7817.
Tissue was fixed with 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin and blocked with 1% serum for 45 minutes 21°C; antigen retrieval was by enzymatic method in 0.0001% Trypsin-CaCl. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (0.034µg/ml in 0.3% Triton X-100 in PBS) for 1 hour at 21°C. A biotin-conjugated horse anti-mouse polyclonal IgG (1/50) was used as the secondary antibody.
ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle Actin (green) in Mouse primary colon myofibroblasts by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with acetone and blocked with 5% BSA for 30 hours at 25°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/100 in PBS + 5% BSA) for 2 hours at 25°C. Donkey Anti-Mouse IgG H&L (DyLight® 488) (ab96875) (1/1000) was used as the secondary antibody. Costained with ab92547, Rabbit anti-Vimentin (red).
Davis FM et al investigates the differentiation potential of mammary stem cells in adults. Ab7817 staining smooth muscle actin in EYFP+ cells from R26[CA]30EYFP mouse at 0.034µg/ml.
ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle Actin in human IMR-90 (Human Lung Fibroblast Cell Line) cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.1% TritonX-100 and blocked with 100% Cad-Block for 30 minutes at room temperature. Samples were incubated with primary antibody 3.41µg/ml in antibody diluent buffer for 16 hours at 4°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated polyclonal Goat anti-mouse IgG, dilution 1/400, was used as secondary antibody.
ab7817 staining alpha smooth muscle Actin in mouse heart cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with TritonX-100 and blocked with 5% BSA for 30 minutes at room temperature. Samples were incubated with primary antibody 6.82µg/ml in blocking buffer for 2 hours. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Donkey monoclonal to mouse IgG, dilution 1/200, was used as secondary antibody.
All lanes : Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [1A4] (ab7817) at 0.341 µg/ml
Lane 1 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
Lane 2 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Nuclear Lysate
Lane 3 : A431 (Human) Whole Cell Lysate
Lane 4 : Jurkat (Human) Whole Cell Lysate
Lane 5 : HEK293 (Human) Whole Cell Lysate
Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.
All lanes : Goat polyclonal to Mouse IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) at 1/5000 dilution
Developed using the ECL technique.
Performed under reducing conditions.
Exposure time: 30 seconds
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