• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to Elastin
  • Host species

  • Specificity

    ab23748 reacts with rat elastin 100%, rat collagen type I, II, III and V <0.1%
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ICC/IF, ELISA, RIA, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Rat
  • Immunogen

    Purified elastin from rat aorta.

  • Positive control

    • Rat skin or aorta



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab23748 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
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
RIA 1/500.
IHC-P 1/200 - 1/600. Perform enzymatic antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • Function

    Major structural protein of tissues such as aorta and nuchal ligament, which must expand rapidly and recover completely. Molecular determinant of the late arterial morphogenesis, stabilizing arterial structure by regulating proliferation and organization of vascular smooth muscle.
  • Tissue specificity

    Expressed within the outer myometrial smooth muscle and throughout the arteriolar tree of uterus (at protein level). Also expressed in the large arteries, lung and skin.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects in ELN are a cause of autosomal dominant cutis laxa (ADCL) [MIM:123700]. Cutis laxa is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, hyperextensible skin with decreased resilience and elasticity leading to a premature aged appearance. The skin changes are often accompanied by extracutaneous manifestations, including pulmonary emphysema, bladder diverticula, pulmonary artery stenosis and pyloric stenosis.
    Defects in ELN are the cause of supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) [MIM:185500]. SVAS is a congenital narrowing of the ascending aorta which can occur sporadically, as an autosomal dominant condition, or as one component of Williams-Beuren syndrome.
    Note=ELN is located in the Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) critical region. WBS results from a hemizygous deletion of several genes on chromosome 7q11.23, thought to arise as a consequence of unequal crossing over between highly homologous low-copy repeat sequences flanking the deleted region. Haploinsufficiency of ELN may be the cause of certain cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal abnormalities observed in the disease.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the elastin family.
  • Post-translational

    Elastin is formed through the cross-linking of its soluble precursor tropoelastin. Cross-linking is initiated through the action of lysyl oxidase on exposed lysines to form allysine. Subsequent spontaneous condensation reactions with other allysine or unmodified lysine residues result in various bi-, tri-, and tetrafunctional cross-links. The most abundant cross-links in mature elastin fibers are lysinonorleucine, allysine aldol, desmosine, and isodesmosine.
    Hydroxylation on proline residues within the sequence motif, GXPG, is most likely 4-hydroxy as this fits the requirement for 4-hydroxylation in vertebrates.
  • Cellular localization

    Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix. Extracellular matrix of elastic fibers.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • Elastin antibody
    • ELN antibody
    • ELN_HUMAN antibody
    • SVAS antibody
    • Tropoelastin antibody
    • WBS antibody
    • WS antibody
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This product has been referenced in:

  • Casco M  et al. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Stimulates Extra-Cellular Matrix Production in Cellular Spheroids. Bioengineering (Basel) 4:N/A (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28952483) »
  • Olsen TR  et al. Longitudinal Stretching for Maturation of Vascular Tissues Using Magnetic Forces. Bioengineering (Basel) 3:N/A (2016). Read more (PubMed: 28952591) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As


Vielen Dank für Ihren Anruf.

Ich habe einen Proteinsequenz Vergleich zwischen den Immunogenen derMaus Klone [BA-4] und[10B8] (ab9519, ab97963und ab77804)durchgeführt, und folgendes hat sich ergeben: Die Übereinstimmung zwischen dem Immunogen und demRatten Protein beträgt höchstens%. Damit ein Antikörper kreuzreagiert, sollte die Übereinstimmung mindestens 85% betragen. Es daher unwahrscheinlich, dass diese Antikörper IhrZielproteindetektieren werden.

Allerdings haben wir einen polyklonalenKaninchen Antikörper, der sowohl an der Ratte als auch in der ICC getestet wurde und dazu noch eine hohe Spezifität aufweist.

https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=23748 (or use the following: https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=23748).

Ich hoffe, dies hilft Ihnen weiter. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, sich wieder bei uns zu melden, falls Sie weitere Fragen haben.

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