Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [EP793Y] to GSK3 alpha
- Suitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-P
- Knockout validated
- Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
Product nameAnti-GSK3 alpha antibody [EP793Y]
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [EP793Y] to GSK3 alpha
Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-Pmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
Synthetic peptide within Human GSK3 alpha aa 50-150 (N terminal). The exact sequence is proprietary.
Database link: P49840
- WB: HAP1, HEK293T, HepG2 and HeLa cell lysate. IHC-P: Human breast carcinoma tissue. ICC/IF: HeLa cells
This product is a recombinant monoclonal antibody, which offers several advantages including:
- - High batch-to-batch consistency and reproducibility
- - Improved sensitivity and specificity
- - Long-term security of supply
- - Animal-free production
Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMAb® patents.
We are constantly working hard to ensure we provide our customers with best in class antibodies. As a result of this work we are pleased to now offer this antibody in purified format. We are in the process of updating our datasheets. The purified format is designated 'PUR' on our product labels. If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact our Scientific Support team.
Reproducibility is key to advancing scientific discovery and accelerating scientists’ next breakthrough.
Abcam is leading the way with our range of recombinant antibodies, knockout-validated antibodies and knockout cell lines, all of which support improved reproducibility.
We are also planning to innovate the way in which we present recommended applications and species on our product datasheets, so that only applications & species that have been tested in our own labs, our suppliers or by selected trusted collaborators are covered by our Abpromise™ guarantee.
In preparation for this, we have started to update the applications & species that this product is Abpromise guaranteed for.
We are also updating the applications & species that this product has been “predicted to work with,” however this information is not covered by our Abpromise guarantee.
Applications & species from publications and Abreviews that have not been tested in our own labs or in those of our suppliers are not covered by the Abpromise guarantee.
Please check that this product meets your needs before purchasing. If you have any questions, special requirements or concerns, please send us an inquiry and/or contact our Support team ahead of purchase. Recommended alternatives for this product can be found below, as well as customer reviews and Q&As.
Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
Storage bufferpH: 7.20
Preservative: 0.05% Sodium azide
Constituents: 0.1% BSA, 40% Glycerol (glycerin, glycerine), 9.85% Tris glycine, 50% Tissue culture supernatant
Concentration information loading...
PurityProtein A purified
KO cell lines
KO cell lysates
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab40870 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|WB||1/5000. Detects a band of approximately 51 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 51 kDa).|
|IHC-P||Use at an assay dependent concentration. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
FunctionImplicated in the hormonal control of several regulatory proteins including glycogen synthase, MYB and the transcription factor JUN.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CMGC Ser/Thr protein kinase family. GSK-3 subfamily.
Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
- Information by UniProt
- DKFZp686D0638 antibody
- Glycogen synthase kinase 3 alpha antibody
- Glycogen synthase kinase-3 alpha antibody
All lanes : Anti-GSK3 alpha antibody [EP793Y] (ab40870) at 1/1000 dilution
Lane 1 : Wild-type HEK-293T (Human epithelial cell line from embryonic kidney transformed with large T antigen) whole cell lysate
Lane 2 : GSK3A knockout HEK-293T (Human epithelial cell line from embryonic kidney transformed with large T antigen) whole cell lysate
Lane 3 : HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
Lane 4 : HepG2 (Human liver hepatocellular carcinoma cell line) whole cell lysate
Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.
All lanes : Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preadsorbed (ab216773) at 1/10000 dilution
Predicted band size: 51 kDa
Observed band size: 51 kDa
Lanes 1-4: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab40870 observed at 51 kDa. Red - loading control ab8245 observed at 36 kDa.
ab40870 Anti-GSK3 alpha antibody [EP793Y] was shown to specifically react with GSK3 alpha in wild-type HEK-293T cells. Loss of signal was observed when knockout cell line ab266742 (knockout cell lysate ab257979) was used. Wild-type and GSK3 alpha knockout samples were subjected to SDS-PAGE. ab40870 and Anti-GAPDH antibody [6C5] - Loading Control (ab8245) were incubated overnight at 4°C at 1 in 1000 dilution and 1 in 20000 dilution respectively. Blots were developed with Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preadsorbed (ab216773) and Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preadsorbed (ab216776) secondary antibodies at 1 in 20000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.
Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence analysis of HeLa (human cervix adenocarcinoma epithelial cell) cells labeling GSK3 alpha with purified ab40870 at 1/200 dilution (10 µg/mL). Cells were fixed in 100% Methanol. Goat anti rabbit IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488, ab150077) was used as the secondary antibody at 1/1000 (2 µg/mL) dilution. DAPI (blue) was used as nuclear counterstain.
ab4870 at 1/50 dilution, staining GSK3 alpha in Human breast carcinoma tissue by Immunohistochemistry, Paraffin embedded section.
Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
Lane 1: Wild-type HAP1 whole cell lysate (20 µg)
Lane 2: GSK3 alpha knockout HAP1 whole cell lysate (20 µg)
Lane 3: HeLa whole cell lysate (20 µg)
Lane 4: HepG2 whole cell lysate (20 µg)
Lanes 1 - 4: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab40870 observed at 51 kDa. Red - loading control, ab8245, observed at 37 kDa.
ab40870 was shown to specifically react with GSK3 alpha in wild-type HAP1 cells. No band was observed when GSK3 alpha knockout samples were examined. Wild-type and GSK3 alpha knockout samples were subjected to SDS-PAGE. ab40870 and ab8245 (Mouse anti-GAPDH loading control) were incubated overnight at 4°C at a 1/5000 dilution and 1/10,000 dilution respectively. Blots were developed with Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preabsorbed ab216773 and Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preabsorbed ab216776 secondary antibodies at 1/10,000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.
Anti-GSK3 alpha antibody [EP793Y] (ab40870) at 1/5000 dilution + 10ug HeLa cell lysate.
Predicted band size: 51 kDa
Observed band size: 51 kDa
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.
ab40870 has been referenced in 6 publications.
- Duthie A et al. Recruitment, Retainment, and Biomarkers of Response; A Pilot Trial of Lithium in Humans With Mild Cognitive Impairment. Front Mol Neurosci 12:163 (2019). PubMed: 31316348
- Sang B et al. Ras-AKT signaling represses the phosphorylation of histone H1.5 at threonine 10 via GSK3 to promote the progression of glioma. Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol 47:2882-2890 (2019). PubMed: 31307224
- Krishnankutty A et al. In vivo regulation of glycogen synthase kinase 3ß activity in neurons and brains. Sci Rep 7:8602 (2017). PubMed: 28819213
- Shukla S et al. Cucurbitacin B inhibits the stemness and metastatic abilities of NSCLC via downregulation of canonical Wnt/ß-catenin signaling axis. Sci Rep 6:21860 (2016). WB . PubMed: 26905250
- Yamaguchi N et al. Dysfunctional ryanodine receptor and cardiac hypertrophy: role of signaling molecules. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 300:H2187-95 (2011). WB ; Mouse . PubMed: 21421818
- Yamauchi K & Kurosaka A Expression and function of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in human hair follicles. Arch Dermatol Res 302:263-70 (2010). PubMed: 19705135