• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to CETP
  • Host species

  • Specificity

    This antibody recognises CETB (70 kDa).
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ELISA, ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human CETP (N terminal). Immunogen is around amino acid 153.
    Database link: P11597



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
  • Application notes
    ELISA: Use at an assay dependent dilution (PMID 19287187).
    WB: Use at a concentration of 1 - 4 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 70 kDa.

    Not yet tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • Function

      Involved in the transfer of insoluble cholesteryl esters in the reverse transport of cholesterol.
    • Tissue specificity

      Expressed by the liver and secreted in plasma.
    • Involvement in disease

      Defects in CETP are a cause of hyperalphalipoproteinemia (HYPALIP) [MIM:143470]. Affected individuals show high levels of alpha-lipoprotein (high density lipoprotein/HDL).
      Defects in CETP are the cause of cholesteryl ester transfer protein deficiency (CETP deficiency) [MIM:607322]. This is an autosomal dominant condition associated with increased HDL cholesterol levels.
    • Sequence similarities

      Belongs to the BPI/LBP/Plunc superfamily. BPI/LBP family.
    • Cellular localization

      Secreted > extracellular space.
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links

    • Alternative names

      • BPIFF antibody
      • CETP antibody
      • CETP_HUMAN antibody
      • Cholesteryl ester transfer protein antibody
      • Cholesteryl ester transfer protein plasma antibody
      • HDLCQ10 antibody
      • Lipid transfer protein I antibody
      see all


    • Anti-CETP antibody (ab19012)
      Predicted band size: 70 kDa

      Western blot analysis of CETP expresion in rabbit liver tissue lysate.
    • ICC/IF image of ab19012 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA fixed (10mins) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab19012, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899 Dylight 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.


    This product has been referenced in:

    • Cho KH  et al. Consumption of Cuban Policosanol Improves Blood Pressure and Lipid Profile via Enhancement of HDL Functionality in Healthy Women Subjects: Randomized, Double-Blinded, and Placebo-Controlled Study. Oxid Med Cell Longev 2018:4809525 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29854085) »
    • Park KH  et al. Slim Body Weight Is Highly Associated With Enhanced Lipoprotein Functionality, Higher HDL-C, and Large HDL Particle Size in Young Women. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 9:406 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 30072955) »
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    Customer reviews and Q&As

    1-4 of 4 Abreviews or Q&A


    Thank you very much for forwarding your Western blot image. The first three samples make a lot of sense to me. The protein is secreted, so I would expect to see much more protein present in serum than in cell or tissue lysates. As I said before, it may be that the protein in your samples is more highly glycosylated than the samples tested (rabbit liver is shown on the datasheet). Also, apparent molecular weight can vary from lab to lab due to differences in reagents. This wouldn't account for such a large difference by itself, but in this case, it may be contributing. In addition, the band above ~50 kDa could be the unglycosylated protein. Again, for the purified protein, I would load much less, maybe try 10 and 100 ng instead of microgram amounts. You may wish to play around with the incubation and blocking conditions as well, such as diluting out the antibody further but also removing the blocking agent from the primary antibody solution. Please let me know if my suggestions helps, and do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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    Thank you for your enquiry regarding ab19012 and your interest in our products. There are controversial data regarding whether mouse and rat have the CETP activity or proteins. We have used the mouse intestine and rat kidney, both of which show the specific 70 kDa bands. I hope this information will be useful for you.

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    Thank you for your enquiry. Ab19012 was indeed tested using rabbit liver tissue lysate, and a PVDF membrane was used. The lysate was prepared by directly sonicating the tissue pieces in SDS-PAGE sample buffer. 12% gel was used and 30 ug protein was loaded. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions.

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    Thank you for your email. All the information we have on species cross reactivity is specified on the datasheet, these are updated as soon as any new information is brought to our attention. As far as we are aware, cross reactivity with hamster has not yet been tested for use with ab19012. Should you decide to go ahead and purchase this product, please let us know how you get on by submitting an Abreview and in return we will award you 50 Abcam Points, which can be redeemed on a number of rewards (a further 100 points will be offered for an image). At the bottom of the online datasheet for ab19012 is a list of compatible secondary antibodies. A suitable secondary antibody to use with this primary for Western blotting is ab6721 - Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP). Please let me know if you require any further assistance.

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