• Product name
    Anti-beta 2 Microglobulin antibody
    See all beta 2 Microglobulin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to beta 2 Microglobulin
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, IP, ELISA, Conjugation, Dot blot, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    b 2-Microglobulin [Human Urine]

  • General notes
    The antibody reacts with b2-microglobulin isolated from human urine showing a 12.8 kDa band under non-reducing condition of SDS-PAGE.


  • Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer
    pH: 7.20
    Preservative: 0.01% Sodium azide
    Constituents: 0.878% Sodium chloride, 0.424% Potassium phosphate
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  • Purity
    IgG fraction
  • Purification notes
    This product is an IgG fraction antibody purified from monospecific antiserum by a multi-step process which includes delipidation, salt fractionation and ion exchange chromatography followed by extensive dialysis against the buffer stated above. Assay by immunoelectrophoresis resulted in a single precipitin arc against anti-Rabbit Serum as well as purified and partially purified b 2-Microglobulin [Human Urine].
  • Clonality
  • Isotype
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab6608 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 at an assay dependent concentration.
IP Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Conjugation Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Dot blot Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20017200


  • Function
    Component of the class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Involved in the presentation of peptide antigens to the immune system.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in B2M are the cause of hypercatabolic hypoproteinemia (HYCATHYP) [MIM:241600]. Affected individuals show marked reduction in serum concentrations of immunoglobulin and albumin, probably due to rapid degradation.
    Note=Beta-2-microglobulin may adopt the fibrillar configuration of amyloid in certain pathologic states. The capacity to assemble into amyloid fibrils is concentration dependent. Persistently high beta(2)-microglobulin serum levels lead to amyloidosis in patients on long-term hemodialysis.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the beta-2-microglobulin family.
    Contains 1 Ig-like C1-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
  • Post-translational
    Glycation of Ile-21 is observed in long-term hemodialysis patients.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted. Detected in serum and urine.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • B2M antibody
    • B2MG_HUMAN antibody
    • Beta 2 microglobin antibody
    • Beta 2 microglobulin antibody
    • Beta 2 microglobulin precursor antibody
    • Beta chain of mhc class 1 proteins antibody
    • Beta chain of MHC class I molecules antibody
    • Beta-2-microglobulin form pI 5.3 antibody
    • CDABP0092 antibody
    • Hdcma22p antibody
    • IMD43 antibody
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This product has been referenced in:
  • Kotsiou E  et al. Dimerization of soluble disulfide trap single-chain major histocompatibility complex class I molecules dependent on Peptide binding affinity. Antioxid Redox Signal 15:635-44 (2011). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 21050141) »
  • Vecchi C  et al. Huh-7: a human "hemochromatotic" cell line. Hepatology 51:654-9 (2010). ICC/IF ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 20017200) »
See all 4 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

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Thank you for yur enquiry and your interest in our products. The antibody reacts with b2-microglobulin isolated from human urine showing a 12.8 kDa band under non-reducing condition of SDS-PAGE.

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Thank you for your patience. Actually we've never seen a blot like this before. We consulted with a couple of senior staffs in our company. We came out several suggestions as following: 1. Filter the whatever blocking reagent they use, may add 10% Goat serum to the blocking buffer, do the blocking for at least 1 h, R.T. 2. Do a 1st antibody negative control blot side-by-side with a complete WB 2. Since the specific bands are so strong, further dilute the antibody. The primary antibody incubation time can be shortened to 1h, R.T. There are many factors beyond our control. Please let us know if these could help. Thank you.

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Thank you for your e-mail. We have solved several vial form exactly the same batch number without any problem. Has this customer performed an experiment using different primary antibodies on the same blot? Has he done a head-to-head experiment? We regret to inform you that usually having spots on the blot due to some practical problems: 1. Contamination. Customer should check that all the buffers are free from bacterial contamination and infection. Deionized water should be coming from a well maintained supply. 2. Not enough of the solution during incubation or washing. Make sure that the membrane is well emerged in the solution which is moving gently across the membrane. 3. During incubation air bubbles became trapped on the surface of the blot. Next time, gently remove all air bubbles. Should you need any more help then please do let us know.

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