Recombinant
RabMAb

Recombinant Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [E184] (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab197240)

Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-alpha smooth muscle Actin antibody [E184] (Alexa Fluor® 488)
    See all alpha smooth muscle Actin primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rabbit monoclonal [E184] to alpha smooth muscle Actin (Alexa Fluor® 488)
  • Host species

    Rabbit
  • Conjugation

    Alexa Fluor® 488. Ex: 495nm, Em: 519nm
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ICC/IF, Flow Cytmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human alpha smooth muscle Actin (N terminal).

  • Positive control

    • ICC/IF: HeLa cells. Flow Cyt: HeLa cells.
  • General notes

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents.

    Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc, a Thermo Fisher Scientific Company. The Alexa Fluor® dye included in this product is provided under an intellectual property license from Life Technologies Corporation. As this product contains the Alexa Fluor® dye, the purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased product and components of the product only in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). As this product contains the Alexa Fluor® dye the sale of this product is expressly conditioned on the buyer not using the product or its components, or any materials made using the product or its components, in any activity to generate revenue, which may include, but is not limited to use of the product or its components: in manufacturing; (ii) to provide a service, information, or data in return for payment (iii) for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; or (iv) for resale, regardless of whether they are sold for use in research. For information on purchasing a license to this product for purposes other than research, contact Life Technologies Corporation, 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA or outlicensing@thermofisher.com.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab197240 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
ICC/IF 1/100.

This product gave a positive signal in HeLa cells fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min) and 100% methanol (5 min)

Flow Cyt 1/50.

ab199091 - Rabbit monoclonal IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488), is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

Target

  • Function

    Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility and are ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects 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 similarities

    Belongs to the actin family.
  • Cellular localization

    Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • a actin antibody
    • AAT6 antibody
    • ACTA_HUMAN antibody
    • ACTA2 antibody
    • Actin alpha 2 smooth muscle aorta antibody
    • Actin aortic smooth muscle antibody
    • Actin, aortic smooth muscle antibody
    • ACTSA antibody
    • ACTVS antibody
    • Alpha 2 actin antibody
    • Alpha actin 2 antibody
    • Alpha cardiac actin antibody
    • alpha sma antibody
    • Alpha-actin-2 antibody
    • Cell growth inhibiting gene 46 protein antibody
    • Cell growth-inhibiting gene 46 protein antibody
    • GIG46 antibody
    • Growth inhibiting gene 46 antibody
    • MYMY5 antibody
    see all

Images

  • ab197240 staining alpha smooth muscle actin in HeLa cells. The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min), 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 overnight at +4°C with ab197240 at a 1/100 dilution (shown in green) and ab195889, Mouse monoclonal to alpha Tubulin (Alexa Fluor® 594), at a 1/250 dilution (shown in red). Nuclear DNA was labelled with DAPI (shown in blue).

    Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8).

    This product also gave a positive signal under the same testing conditions in HeLa cells fixed with 100% methanol (5 min).

  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab197240 (red line). The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 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 (ab197240, 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 80% methanol (5 min)/permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Haack-Sørensen M  et al. Mesenchymal stromal cell phenotype is not influenced by confluence during culture expansion. Stem Cell Rev 9:44-58 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 22644809) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

1-2 of 2 Abreviews or Q&A

Application
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample
Human Cell (kidney, mesangial)
Permeabilization
Yes - 1% triton
Specification
kidney, mesangial
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2.5% · Temperature: 23°C
Fixative
Paraformaldehyde

Miss. Kara Shumansky

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 01 2019

Application
Flow Cytometry
Sample
Human Cell (lung, fibroblast)
Permeabilization
Yes - Biolegend Intracellular Staining Permeabilization Wash Buffer
Gating Strategy
all live cells
Specification
lung, fibroblast
Preparation
Cell harvesting/tissue preparation method: primary cells passaged and trypisinzed from flask at p2
Sample buffer: Biolegend Cell Staining Buffer (paraformaldehyde based)

Miss. Kara Shumansky

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 01 2019

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