• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to HDAC6
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    The antibody detects ~134 kDa histone deacetylase 6. It does not cross-react with other HDAC proteins including HDAC1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (Mouse) - N terminal.

  • Positive control
    • WB: Jurkat cell lysate.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab1440 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
IHC-P Use a concentration of 20 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 0.5 - 4 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 134 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 131 kDa).Can be blocked with HDAC6 peptide (ab41708). Block with 5% milk in TBST and incubate the antibody in blocking buffer.


  • Function
    Responsible for the deacetylation of lysine residues on the N-terminal part of the core histones (H2A, H2B, H3 and H4). Histone deacetylation gives a tag for epigenetic repression and plays an important role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression and developmental events. Histone deacetylases act via the formation of large multiprotein complexes (By similarity). Plays a central role in microtubule-dependent cell motility via deacetylation of tubulin.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the histone deacetylase family. HD type 2 subfamily.
    Contains 1 UBP-type zinc finger.
  • Post-translational
    Ubiquitinated. Its polyubiquitination however does not lead to its degradation.
    Sumoylated in vitro.
  • Cellular localization
    Nucleus. Cytoplasm. It is mainly cytoplasmic, where it is associated with microtubules.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CPBHM antibody
    • FLJ16239 antibody
    • HD 6 antibody
    • HD6 antibody
    • HDAC 6 antibody
    • HDAC6 antibody
    • HDAC6_HUMAN antibody
    • Histone deacetylase 6 (HD6) antibody
    • Histone deacetylase 6 antibody
    • JM 21 antibody
    • JM21 antibody
    • KIAA0901 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000032398 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000197663 antibody
    • PPP1R90 antibody
    • Protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 90 antibody
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  • Anti-HDAC6 antibody (ab1440) + Jurkat cell lysate

    Predicted band size: 131 kDa
    Observed band size: 131 kDa


This product has been referenced in:
  • Yano M  et al. Association of histone deacetylase expression with histology and prognosis of ovarian cancer. Oncol Lett 15:3524-3531 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29456726) »
  • Li C  et al. The immunohistochemical expression and potential prognostic value of HDAC6 and AR in invasive breast cancer. Hum Pathol 75:16-25 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29180246) »

See all 14 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 28°C
Mouse Cell (Neural cell)
Neural cell
Yes - 0.3% TritonX-100 in PBS for 30 minutes

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Oct 20 2014

Western blot
Rat Cell lysate - whole cell (Primary Neurons)
Loading amount
20 µg
Primary Neurons
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (4-12)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted May 15 2013

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Thank you for your enquiry. I have been in touch with our lab team and they have informed me that for the application of this antibody by IHC using paraffin embedded sections antigen retrieval should be performed by heating sections in a microwave ...

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The immunogen used was a synthetic peptide mapping to Mouse HDAC-6 N-terminus. If you have any additional questions, please contact us again.

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