• Product name
    Anti-Angiopoietin-like 4/ANGPTL4 antibody
    See all Angiopoietin-like 4/ANGPTL4 primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Angiopoietin-like 4/ANGPTL4
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    Detects fasting-induced adipose factor (FIAF) from rat adipose tissue.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Mouse Angiopoietin-like 4/ANGPTL4 aa 80-94 (N terminal).


    (Peptide available as ab4936)

  • Positive control
    • Rat adipose tissue extracts.
  • General notes

     This product was previously labelled as Angiopoietin-like 4




Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab2920 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 Use a concentration of 2 µg/ml. Can be blocked with Angiopoietin-like 4/ANGPTL4 peptide (ab4936).

By Western blot, this antibody detects an ~50 kDa protein representing FIAF from rat adipose tissue extracts.


  • Function
    Protein with hypoxia-induced expression in endothelial cells. May act as a regulator of angiogenesis and modulate tumorgenesis. Inhibits proliferation, migration, and tubule formation of endothelial cells and reduces vascular leakage. May exert a protective function on endothelial cells through an endocrine action. It is directly involved in regulating glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. In response to hypoxia, the unprocessed form of the protein accumulates in the subendothelial extracellular matrix (ECM). The matrix-associated and immobilized unprocessed form limits the formation of actin stress fibers and focal contacts in the adhering endothelial cells and inhibits their adhesion. It also decreases motility of endothelial cells and inhibits the sprouting and tube formation.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed at high levels in the placenta, heart, liver, muscle, pancreas and lung but expressed poorly in the brain and kidney.
  • Sequence similarities
    Contains 1 fibrinogen C-terminal domain.
  • Post-translational
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted. Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix. The unprocessed form interacts with the extracellular matrix. This may constitute a dynamic reservoir, a regulatory mechanism of the bioavailability of ANGPTL4.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Angiopoietin like 4 antibody
    • Angiopoietin related protein 4 antibody
    • Angiopoietin-like protein 4 antibody
    • Angiopoietin-related protein 4 antibody
    • ANGL4_HUMAN antibody
    • ANGPT L2 antibody
    • ANGPT L4 antibody
    • ANGPTL2 antibody
    • Angptl4 antibody
    • ARP4 antibody
    • Fasting induced adipose factor antibody
    • FIAF antibody
    • HARP antibody
    • Hepatic angiopoietin related protein antibody
    • Hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin related protein antibody
    • Hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin-related protein antibody
    • HFARP antibody
    • NL2 antibody
    • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma induced angiopoietin related protein antibody
    • PGAR antibody
    • pp1158 antibody
    • PPARG angiopoietin related protein antibody
    • PSEC0166 antibody
    • TGQTL antibody
    • UNQ171 antibody
    • Weakly similar to angiopoietin 1 [H.sapiens] antibody
    see all


  • Western blot on FIAF in rat adipose tissue extract using ab2920. Western blot on FIAF in rat adipose tissue extract using ab2920.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Rodrigues T  et al. Methylglyoxal-induced glycation changes adipose tissue vascular architecture, flow and expansion, leading to insulin resistance. Sci Rep 7:1698 (2017). WB ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 28490763) »
  • Villa L  et al. Effects and mechanisms of angiotensin II receptor blockade with telmisartan in a normotensive model of mesangioproliferative nephritis. Nephrol Dial Transplant : (2011). Read more (PubMed: 21414972) »
See all 3 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

1-5 of 5 Abreviews or Q&A

Western blot
Mouse Tissue lysate - other (white fat tissue)
Gel Running Conditions
Non-reduced Denaturing (12.5%)
Loading amount
30 µg
white fat tissue
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: RT°C

Abcam user community

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Submitted Jan 22 2014


Thank you fro bringing this to our attention. Are you seeing a band at 50 kDa, and if so, is it more intense than the other bands? Where do the other bands appear in the blot? If you can attach an image, the may help me understand what is going on.

It is possible the antibody is defective but we ask our customer to provide a few details of their protocol, in the hope that we can suggest a modification that will improve the result. If not, I will send a refund.

Can you please tell me how the samples are prepared, in particular, whether or not you are using protease inhibitors? Are the samples reduced and denatured?

How is the membrane blocked before incubation with the antibody? And finally, are you confident that the secondary antibody is effective and not reacting with proteins in the sample?

I look forward to your reply.

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Thank you for your inquiry. We do not assign strict expiration dates for our products, however we follow general guidelines: Antibodies stored at 4C may be viable up to 1 year, those stored at -20C may be viable for up to 5 years, and those stored at -80C may be viable for up to 10 years. I hope this information helps. Please contact us with any other questions.

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Thank you for your enquiry. The predicted KDa that this target should run at (Swiss Prot) is 46KDa, there is no indication of an alternate isoform of this target that I have been able to source. The paper cited below appears to indicate that the full length target observed usually as a single band at 45KDa is the unprocessed form; however proteolytic cleavage is also reported in this paper. Where this occurs the author suggests that a band of 25-30KDa may be observed. http://www.jbc.org/cgi/reprint/M403058200v1.pdf I am unsure as to the conditions that dictate the cleavage for this target; however it does sound like you may be detecting both forms. Since the rabbit is a pab (CQGPKGKDAPFKDSE) and will detect multiple epitopes it is possible that both forms may be detected. Should you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me.

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Thank you for your enquiry and patience. To our knowledge, this antibody has only been tested for application in Western blotting, and so we don't have any information about how ab2920 works in IP. Have you done a positive control? I would suggest running a Western with rat adipose tissue extract to ensure that the antibody is functioning properly. Also, when did you purchase this antibody? What is the lot number (located on the vial)? On the datasheet it is recommended to store this antibody at +4°C short term and aliquot and store at -20°C or -80° for longer term storage.

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