• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to CX3CL1
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-FoFr, IHC-Fr, IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant fragment: E. coli expressed chemotactic domain of human CX3CL1

  • Positive control
    • WB: Mouse recombinant protein. IHC-P: Human lung tissue. ICC/IF: HeLa cells.



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

Application Abreviews Notes
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22387113
IHC-Fr 1/100 - 1/500.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 4 µg/ml.
WB 1/1000 - 1/5000. Predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa.


  • Function
    The soluble form is chemotactic for T-cells and monocytes, but not for neutrophils. The membrane-bound form promotes adhesion of those leukocytes to endothelial cells. May play a role in regulating leukocyte adhesion and migration processes at the endothelium. Binds to CX3CR1.
  • Tissue specificity
    Small intestine, colon, testis, prostate, heart, brain, lung, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the intercrine delta family.
  • Post-translational
    A soluble short 95 kDa form may be released by proteolytic cleavage from the long membrane-anchored form.
    O-glycosylated with core 1 or possibly core 8 glycans.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted and Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • A 152E5.2 antibody
    • AB030188 antibody
    • ABCD 3 antibody
    • ABCD3 antibody
    • AI848747 antibody
    • C-X3-C motif chemokine 1 antibody
    • C3Xkine antibody
    • Chemokine (C-X3-C motif) ligand 1 antibody
    • Chemokine C X3 C motif ligand 1 antibody
    • Chemokine CX3C Motif Ligand 1 antibody
    • CX3C membrane anchored chemokine antibody
    • CX3C membrane-anchored chemokine antibody
    • Cx3cl1 antibody
    • CXC 3 antibody
    • CXC3 antibody
    • CXC3C antibody
    • D8Bwg0439e antibody
    • FKN antibody
    • Fractalkine antibody
    • Neurotactin antibody
    • NTN antibody
    • NTT antibody
    • Processed fractalkine antibody
    • SCYD 1 antibody
    • SCYD1 antibody
    • Small inducible cytokine D1 antibody
    • Small inducible cytokine subfamily D (Cys X3 Cys) member 1 antibody
    • small inducible cytokine subfamily D (Cys-X3-Cys), member 1 (fractalkine, neurotactin) antibody
    • Small inducible cytokine subfamily D member 1 antibody
    • Small-inducible cytokine D1 antibody
    • X3CL1_HUMAN antibody
    see all


  • Anti-CX3CL1 antibody (ab25088) at 1/1000 dilution + mouse recombinant protein at 0.025 µg

    HRP conjugated goat anti-rabbit at 1/10000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 42 kDa
    Observed band size: 90 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

    Exposure time: 1 minute

    The gel running conditions were denaturing.

    The membrane was blocked with 10% milk for 30 minutes at RT and the primary antibody was incubated with the membrane for 16 hours at 4°C

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  • ab25088 (4µg/ml) staining CX3CL1 in human lung using an automated system (DAKO Autostainer Plus). Using this protocol there is staining of the cytoplasmic region of the cells.
    Sections were rehydrated and antigen retrieved with the Dako 3 in 1 AR buffers EDTA pH 9.0 in a DAKO PT link. Slides were peroxidase blocked in 3% H2O2 in methanol for 10 mins. They were then blocked with Dako Protein block for 10 minutes (containing casein 0.25% in PBS) then incubated with primary antibody for 20 min and detected with Dako envision flex amplification kit for 30 minutes. Colorimetric detection was completed with Diaminobenzidine for 5 minutes. Slides were counterstained with Haematoxylin and coverslipped under DePeX. Please note that, for manual staining, optimization of primary antibody concentration and incubation time is recommended. Signal amplification may be required.
  • ICC/IF image of ab25088 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA fixed (10 min) 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 (ab25088, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 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:
  • Stout MC  et al. Inhibition of CX3CR1 reduces cell motility and viability in pancreatic adenocarcinoma epithelial cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 495:2264-2269 (2018). WB . Read more (PubMed: 29274778) »
  • Tang MM  et al. Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Modulates Hippocampal Microglia Activation in a Neuroinflammation Induced Model of Depression. Front Cell Neurosci 12:255 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 30135647) »
See all 26 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As


Thank you for contacting us. We consider IHC-P to be staining of tissue in paraffin embedded tissue sections. We use the term immunofluorescence or (or immunocytochemistry) to mean staining of cells.

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