Key features and details
- Rabbit polyclonal to GFP
- Suitable for: Electron Microscopy, ICC
- Reacts with: Species independent
- Isotype: IgG
- Research with confidence – consistent and reproducible results with every batch
- Long-term and scalable supply – powered by recombinant technology for fast production
- Success from the first experiment – confirmed specificity through extensive validation
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Product nameAnti-GFP antibody
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DescriptionRabbit polyclonal to GFP
GFP antibody (ab6556) is reactive against all variants of Aequorea victoria GFP such as S65T-GFP, RS-GFP, YFP, CFP, RFP and EGFP.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: Electron Microscopy, ICCmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Species independent
Recombinant full length protein corresponding to GFP.
Database link: P42212
Please note that a mistake was made in reference 4 (Mesaeli et.al., J. Cell. Biol. 1999 Mar 8;144(5):857-68). The antibody used for immunohistochemistry on paraformaldehyde fixed tissues was the crude serum version of this antibody (Abcam ab290) and not Clontech's monoclonal as stated. This product is supplied in 25% glycerol. During freezeing and thawing some phase separation might occur - Please ensure that the solution is mixed thoroughly but GENTLY before use.
This antibody (ab6556) is the purifed version of our best-selling rabbit polyclonal to GFP (ab290). It has been developed specifically for use in applications requiring a high titre and specificity with minimum background such as immuno-electron microscopy.
This anti-GFP antibody recognizes the enhanced form of GFP as well.
See other anti-rabbit secondary antibodies that can be used with this antibody.
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Storage instructionsShipped 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 bufferpH: 7.40
Constituents: 0.79% Tris HCl, 25% Glycerol
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PurityImmunogen affinity purified
Purification notesThis antibody is an affinity purified rabbit anti-GFP antibody purified on an affinity chromatography column made with highly purified recombinant GFP.
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab6556 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
RelevanceFunction: Energy-transfer acceptor. Its role is to transduce the blue chemiluminescence of the protein aequorin into green fluorescent light by energy transfer. Fluoresces in vivo upon receiving energy from the Ca2+ -activated photoprotein aequorin.
Subunit structure: Monomer.
Tissue specificity: Photocytes.
Post-translational modification: Contains a chromophore consisting of modified amino acid residues. The chromophore is formed by autocatalytic backbone condensation between Ser-65 and Gly-67, and oxidation of Tyr-66 to didehydrotyrosine. Maturation of the chromophore requires nothing other than molecular oxygen.
Biotechnological use: Green fluorescent protein has been engineered to produce a vast number of variously colored mutants, fusion proteins, and biosensors. Fluorescent proteins and its mutated allelic forms, blue, cyan and yellow have become a useful and ubiquitous tool for making chimeric proteins, where they function as a fluorescent protein tag. Typically they tolerate N- and C-terminal fusion to a broad variety of proteins. They have been expressed in most known cell types and are used as a noninvasive fluorescent marker in living cells and organisms. They enable a wide range of applications where they have functioned as a cell lineage tracer, reporter of gene expression, or as a measure of protein-protein interactions. Can also be used as a molecular thermometer, allowing accurate temperature measurements in fluids. The measurement process relies on the detection of the blinking of GFP using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
Sequence similarities: Belongs to the GFP family.
Biophysicochemical properties: Absorption: Abs(max)=395 nm
Exhibits a smaller absorbance peak at 470 nm. The fluorescence emission spectrum peaks at 509 nm with a shoulder at 540 nm.
- GFP antibody
- Green fluorescent protein antibody
This image shows a single primary hippocampal neuron from a primary culture overexpressing GFP stained with ab6556 at a dilution of 1/2000. This picture was kindly supplied as part of the review submitted by one of our customers.
This image shows IF using GFP-expressing glial cells (green) transplanted into lesioned rat spinal cord. This was detected using ab6556 anti-GFP antibody and a FITC conjugated secondary antibody. Axons are labelled red by an antibody to neurofilament-200 and a rhodamine secondary. ab6556 reveals the morphology of the transplanted cells to such an extent that their close interactions with axons are obvious. The top picture shows an optical section from a confocal microscope scan showing how a GFP cell wraps around a branched axon travelling longitudinally. The bottom picture consists of an optical section from another confocal scan showing a GFP cell enveloping an axon in the transverse plane. Review by Andrew Toft submitted 19 May 2004.
Specific labeling of a Trk-GFP fusion protein being synthesized on ER in sympathetic neurons infected with an adenovirus carrying the construct. The gold is associated with the ER membranes. This was done using a 1/5000 dilution of affinity purified antibody (ab6556). The tissue section was fixed and embedded using durcupan resin.
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab6556 has been referenced in 955 publications.
- Ishiguro KI et al. MEIOSIN Directs the Switch from Mitosis to Meiosis in Mammalian Germ Cells. Dev Cell N/A:N/A (2020). ChIP, ICC/IF ; Mouse . PubMed: 32032549
- Lak A et al. Dopaminergic and Prefrontal Basis of Learning from Sensory Confidence and Reward Value. Neuron 105:700-711.e6 (2020). PubMed: 31859030
- Camoirano A et al. Class I TCP transcription factors regulate trichome branching and cuticle development in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot N/A:N/A (2020). PubMed: 32453824
- Dehnen L et al. A trimeric metazoan Rab7 GEF complex is crucial for endocytosis and scavenger function. J Cell Sci N/A:N/A (2020). PubMed: 32499409
- Morales I et al. Neuroglial transmitophagy and Parkinson's disease. Glia N/A:N/A (2020). PubMed: 32415886
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