Recombinant
RabMAb

Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [EP1332Y] - Microtubule Marker (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab185031)

Overview

  • Product name
    Anti-alpha Tubulin antibody [EP1332Y] - Microtubule Marker (Alexa Fluor® 488)
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EP1332Y] to alpha Tubulin - Microtubule Marker (Alexa Fluor® 488)
  • Host species
    Rabbit
  • Conjugation
    Alexa Fluor® 488. Ex: 495nm, Em: 519nm
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Drosophila melanogaster
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human alpha Tubulin aa 1-100 (N terminal). The exact sequence is proprietary.

  • 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 use products containing Alexa Fluor® dyes for purposes other than research, contact Life Technologies Corporation, 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA or outlicensing@lifetech.com

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab185031 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 1/500.

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

ICC/IF 1/50 - 1/100.

Target

  • Function
    Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the tubulin family.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglutamylated. This modification occurs exclusively on glutamate residues and results in polyglutamate chains on the gamma-carboxyl group. Also monoglycylated but not polyglycylated due to the absence of functional TTLL10 in human. Monoglycylation is mainly limited to tubulin incorporated into axonemes (cilia and flagella) whereas glutamylation is prevalent in neuronal cells, centrioles, axonemes, and the mitotic spindle. Both modifications can coexist on the same protein on adjacent residues, and lowering glycylation levels increases polyglutamylation, and reciprocally. The precise function of such modifications is still unclear but they regulate the assembly and dynamics of axonemal microtubules.
    Acetylation of alpha chains at Lys-40 stabilizes microtubules and affects affinity and processivity of microtubule motors. This modification has a role in multiple cellular functions, ranging from cell motility, cell cycle progression or cell differentiation to intracellular trafficking and signaling.
  • Cellular localization
    Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha-tubulin 1 antibody
    • ALS22 antibody
    • B ALPHA 1 antibody
    • bA408E5.3 antibody
    • H2 ALPHA antibody
    • Hum a tub1 antibody
    • Hum a tub2 antibody
    • LIS3 antibody
    • MGC171407 antibody
    • MGC55332 antibody
    • TBA4A_HUMAN antibody
    • Testis-specific alpha-tubulin antibody
    • TUBA1 antibody
    • TUBA1A antibody
    • tuba1l antibody
    • Tuba4a antibody
    • Tubulin alpha 1 chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-1 chain antibody
    • tubulin alpha-1B chain antibody
    • Tubulin alpha-4A chain antibody
    • Tubulin H2-alpha antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 1 (testis specific) antibody
    • tubulin, alpha 1, like antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha 4a antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha, testis-specific antibody
    • Tubulin, alpha-1 antibody
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Images

  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab185031 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Triton X-100 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 (ab185031, 1/500 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-Triton X-100 for 20 min used under the same conditions.

  • ab185031 staining alpha-Tubulin 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 ab185031 at a working dilution of 1 in 100 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).

  • ab185031 staining alpha Tubulin in HeLa cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with formaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 in 1X PBS and blocked with 2% BSA for 30 minutes at 25°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/100) for 1 hour at 25°C.

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References

ab185031 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

Customer reviews and Q&As

Application
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 25°C
Sample
Human Cell (Hela cells)
Specification
Hela cells
Permeabilization
Yes - 1*PBS with 0.1 Triton-x-100
Fixative
Formaldehyde
Username

Dr. Shijian Zhang

Verified customer

Submitted Jun 16 2014

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