• Product name
    Anti-Androgen Receptor antibody [EP670Y]
    See all Androgen Receptor primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EP670Y] to Androgen Receptor
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WBmore details
    Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt,ICC/IF or IHC-P
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human Androgen Receptor aa 900 to the C-terminus (C terminal). The exact sequence is proprietary.
    (Peptide available as ab174742)

  • Positive control
    • WB: PC3 whole cell lysate (ab3954), LnCaP and 22Rv1 cell lysate and mouse and rat testis tissue lysates.
  • General notes

    A trial size is available to purchase for this antibody.

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

    We are constantly working hard to ensure we provide our customers with best in class antibodies. As a result of this work we are pleased to now offer this antibody in purified format. We are in the process of updating our datasheets. The purified format is designated 'PUR' on our product labels. If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact our Scientific Support team.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab52615 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
WB 1/1000 - 1/10000. Predicted molecular weight: 99 kDa.Can be blocked with Androgen Receptor peptide (ab174742).

We recommend to use 1%SDS Hot lysis prepare method.

  • Application notes
    Is unsuitable for Flow Cyt,ICC/IF or IHC-P.
  • Target

    • Function
      Steroid hormone receptors are ligand-activated transcription factors that regulate eukaryotic gene expression and affect cellular proliferation and differentiation in target tissues. Transcription factor activity is modulated by bound coactivator and corepressor proteins. Transcription activation is down-regulated by NR0B2. Activated, but not phosphorylated, by HIPK3 and ZIPK/DAPK3.
      Isoform 3 and isoform 4 lack the C-terminal ligand-binding domain and may therefore constitutively activate the transcription of a specific set of genes independently of steroid hormones.
    • Tissue specificity
      Isoform 2 is mainly expressed in heart and skeletal muscle (PubMed:15634333). Isoform 3 is expressed by basal and stromal cells of prostate (at protein level) (PubMed:19244107).
    • Involvement in disease
      Androgen insensitivity syndrome
      Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy X-linked 1
      Defects in AR may play a role in metastatic prostate cancer. The mutated receptor stimulates prostate growth and metastases development despite of androgen ablation. This treatment can reduce primary and metastatic lesions probably by inducing apoptosis of tumor cells when they express the wild-type receptor.
      Androgen insensitivity, partial
    • Sequence similarities
      Belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor family. NR3 subfamily.
      Contains 1 nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain.
    • Domain
      Composed of three domains: a modulating N-terminal domain, a DNA-binding domain and a C-terminal ligand-binding domain. In the presence of bound steroid the ligand-binding domain interacts with the N-terminal modulating domain, and thereby activates AR transcription factor activity. Agonist binding is required for dimerization and binding to target DNA. The transcription factor activity of the complex formed by ligand-activated AR and DNA is modulated by interactions with coactivator and corepressor proteins. Interaction with RANBP9 is mediated by both the N-terminal domain and the DNA-binding domain. Interaction with EFCAB6/DJBP is mediated by the DNA-binding domain.
    • Post-translational
      Sumoylated on Lys-388 (major) and Lys-521. Ubiquitinated. Deubiquitinated by USP26. 'Lys-6' and 'Lys-27'-linked polyubiquitination by RNF6 modulates AR transcriptional activity and specificity.
      Phosphorylated in prostate cancer cells in response to several growth factors including EGF. Phosphorylation is induced by c-Src kinase (CSK). Tyr-535 is one of the major phosphorylation sites and an increase in phosphorylation and Src kinase activity is associated with prostate cancer progression. Phosphorylation by TNK2 enhances the DNA-binding and transcriptional activity and may be responsible for androgen-independent progression of prostate cancer. Phosphorylation at Ser-83 by CDK9 regulates AR promoter selectivity and cell growth. Phosphorylation by PAK6 leads to AR-mediated transcription inhibition.
      Palmitoylated by ZDHHC7 and ZDHHC21. Palmitoylation is required for plasma membrane targeting and for rapid intracellular signaling via ERK and AKT kinases and cAMP generation.
    • Cellular localization
      Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Predominantly cytoplasmic in unligated form but translocates to the nucleus upon ligand-binding. Can also translocate to the nucleus in unligated form in the presence of RACK1.
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links
    • Form
      There are 2 isoforms produced by alternative splicing. Isoform 1 is also known as: AR-B; isoform 2 is known as AR-A or variant AR45.
    • Alternative names
      • AIS antibody
      • ANDR_HUMAN antibody
      • Androgen nuclear receptor variant 2 antibody
      • Androgen receptor (dihydrotestosterone receptor; testicular feminization; spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; Kennedy disease) antibody
      • Androgen receptor antibody
      • androgen receptor splice variant 4b antibody
      • AR antibody
      • AR8 antibody
      • DHTR antibody
      • Dihydro testosterone receptor antibody
      • Dihydrotestosterone receptor (DHTR) antibody
      • Dihydrotestosterone receptor antibody
      • HUMARA antibody
      • HYSP1 antibody
      • KD antibody
      • Kennedy disease (KD) antibody
      • NR3C4 antibody
      • Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 4 (NR3C4) antibody
      • Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 4 antibody
      • SBMA antibody
      • SMAX1 antibody
      • Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) antibody
      • Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy antibody
      • Testicular Feminization (TFM) antibody
      • TFM antibody
      see all


    • All lanes : Anti-Androgen Receptor antibody [EP670Y] (ab52615) at 1/1000 dilution

      Lane 1 : LnCAP whole cell lysate (positive control)
      Lane 2 : PC3 whole cell lysate (negative control)

      Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

      All lanes : Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preadsorbed (ab216773) at 1/10000 dilution

      Performed under reducing conditions.

      Predicted band size: 99 kDa
      Observed band size: 120 kDa
      why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
      Additional bands at: 58 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

      Lanes 1 - 2: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab52615 observed at 120 kDa. Red - loading control, ab8245, observed at 37 kDa.


      This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 50 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using Licor blocking buffer before being incubated with ab52615 and ab8245 (loading control) overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preabsorbed (ab216773) and Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preabsorbed (ab216776) at a 1:10000 dilution for 1hr at room temperature and then imaged.

    • All lanes : Anti-Androgen Receptor antibody [EP670Y] (ab52615) at 1/5000 dilution (Purified)

      Lane 1 : 22Rv1 (Human prostate carcinoma epithelial cell) whole cell lysates prepared in 1%SDS Hot lysis method with 5% NFDM/TBST
      Lane 2 : 22Rv1 (Human prostate carcinoma epithelial cell) whole cell lysates prepared in RIPA lysis method with 5% NFDM/TBST

      Lysates/proteins at 15 µg per lane.

      All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) (Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG, (H+L), Peroxidase conjugated)

      Predicted band size: 99 kDa
      Observed band size: 110 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

      Exposure time: 3 minutes

      This antibody works better in 1%SDS Hot Lysates in WB. For Lysate preparation protocol, please refer to the protocol here (downloadable copy).

    • Anti-Androgen Receptor antibody [EP670Y] (ab52615) at 1/10000 dilution (unpurified) + LnCaP cell lysate at 10 µg

      HRP-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG at 1/2000 dilution

      Predicted band size: 99 kDa
      Observed band size: 99 kDa

    • All lanes : Anti-Androgen Receptor antibody [EP670Y] (ab52615) at 1/2000 dilution (purified)

      Lane 1 : Mouse testis tissue lysate
      Lane 2 : Rat testis tissue lysate

      Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

      All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/50000 dilution

      Predicted band size: 99 kDa
      Observed band size: 110 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

      Blocking and dilution buffer: 5% NFDM/TBST.


    This product has been referenced in:
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    Customer reviews and Q&As

    1-7 of 7 Abreviews or Q&A


    Thank you very much for your interest our products.

    To our knowledge, ab133273 not been tested in IHC-FrFl (Immunohistochemistry - Free Floating).

    However by participating in our AbTrial program you can now use our products in an untested application or species without financial risk.

    Simply follow these easy steps below to apply for our AbTrial Program:

    1. Reply to this email, letting us know you are interested in testing this product.

    2. Our scientists will email you an inactive personal discount code for the value of the product.

    3. Purchase and test the product at the regular price.

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    6. Apply your discount code on your next order to receive that value off.

    Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer and I would be happy to help you further.

    I am unable to offer this for ab52615 since it has been tested un-suitable for ICC/IF , IHC-P or IP by our lab.

    The Terms and Conditions of this offer can be found at: www.abcam.com/abtrial.

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    This product is known to not work in this application or species.
    Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
    Blocking step
    Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 21°C
    Antigen retrieval step
    Hamster Tissue sections (neuronal (amygdala)cells)
    neuronal (amygdala)cells

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    Verified customer

    Submitted Mar 26 2014


    Thank you for your inquiry.

    I can confirm that in our hands ab52615 (1852-1) is not working in IHC, ICC and IP. Therefore this antibody is not covered by our guarantee since we are not convinced that ab52615 is suitable for these applications.

    I can strongly recommend to use ab133273 (3165-1) for your IHC-P experiments. This antibody has been tested to work and we therefore can guarantee this for you.

    https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=133273 (or use the following: https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=133273).


    I am sorry to confirm that because we carry over 90,000 products, it isn't feasible for us to keep small sample sizes of our products.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us again with any further questions.

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    Human Cell (Human AR receptor construct expressed in live dros)
    Human AR receptor construct expressed in live dros
    Yes - PBS-Triton(0.3%)
    Blocking step
    PBST/10%Goat serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 25°C

    Abcam user community

    Verified customer

    Submitted Apr 26 2012


    Thank you for contacting us and your interest in our products.

    As discussed over the phone, we do not provide tester samples of our antibodies simply due to the logistics that would be involved in this. With over 70,000 products it simply isn't feasible. We do however have a testing discount scheme. As discussed over the phone, this would involve you purchasing ab52615, testing it with your samples with ICC, then sharing the results with us through an Abreview. This should only take 5-10 minutes and provided invaluable information for our customers. As a reward for sharing this information with us (whether the results are positive or negative) you would then be entitled to a free primary antibody of your choice from our catalogue. The only limitation is that the whole process needs to be completed within 4 months. More information on this scheme can be found from the following link:


    I have generated a discount code for you:

    Discount code: xxxxx

    The expiration date of this code is the 24th of July 2012.

    Once you have used ab52615 in your experiments please put this code in the "additional comments" box of the Abreview form. More information on how to submit an Abreview can be found from the following link:


    Once the review has been published, the code is active and can be used against your next purchase of a primaryantibody. When placing your order for the "free"antibody please quote the discount code.

    I hope this information has been of help. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us again.

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    Thank you for your interest. It is very likely that ab9474 works in mouse but we have no data yet. According to Blast search, the homology between human and mouse AR is very high. http://www.uniprot.org/blast/uniprot/2011101050RXMELAA8 Furthermore, we have some alternative antibodies against AR in our catalogue which proved to recognize mouse AR: ab2742, ab74272, ab3509, ab52615 Normal brain, epididymis, prostate, seminal vesicle; or skin and prostate cancer can be used as good positive control. I hope this helps and if I can assist further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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    Thank you for contacting Abcam.
    The peptide maps between aa ********** on the C-terminus of human Androgen receptor (UniProt: P10275).
    Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with you.

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