• Product name
    Anti-HIF-2-alpha antibody [ep190b]
    See all HIF-2-alpha primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [ep190b] to HIF-2-alpha
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Fusion protein (proprietary-tag) corresponding to Human HIF-2-alpha aa 535-631.

  • Positive control
    • WB: Hypoxic A549 and HeLa cell lysate.
  • General notes

    This antibody clone is manufactured by Abcam. If you require a different buffer formulation or a particular conjugate for your experiments, please contact orders@abcam.com.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab8365 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
Flow Cyt Use 2µg for 106 cells.

ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 100 kDa.

Abcam recommends using a 3% milk block with this product.


  • Function
    Transcription factor involved in the induction of oxygen regulated genes. Binds to core DNA sequence 5'-[AG]CGTG-3' within the hypoxia response element (HRE) of target gene promoters. Regulates the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and seems to be implicated in the development of blood vessels and the tubular system of lung. May also play a role in the formation of the endothelium that gives rise to the blood brain barrier. Potent activator of the Tie-2 tyrosine kinase expression. Activation seems to require recruitment of transcriptional coactivators such as CREBPB and probably EP300. Interaction with redox regulatory protein APEX seems to activate CTAD.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed in most tissues, with highest levels in placenta, lung and heart. Selectively expressed in endothelial cells.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in EPAS1 are the cause of erythrocytosis familial type 4 (ECYT4) [MIM:611783]. ECYT4 is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by increased serum red blood cell mass, elevated hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit, and normal platelet and leukocyte counts.
  • Sequence similarities
    Contains 1 basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain.
    Contains 1 PAC (PAS-associated C-terminal) domain.
    Contains 2 PAS (PER-ARNT-SIM) domains.
  • Post-translational
    In normoxia, is probably hydroxylated on Pro-405 and Pro-531 by EGLN1/PHD1, EGLN2/PHD2 and/or EGLN3/PHD3. The hydroxylated prolines promote interaction with VHL, initiating rapid ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation. Under hypoxia, proline hydroxylation is impaired and ubiquitination is attenuated, resulting in stabilization.
    In normoxia, is hydroxylated on Asn-847 by HIF1AN thus probably abrogating interaction with CREBBP and EP300 and preventing transcriptional activation.
    Phosphorylated on multiple sites in the CTAD.
    The iron and 2-oxoglutarate dependent 3-hydroxylation of asparagine is (S) stereospecific within HIF CTAD domains.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Basic helix loop helix PAS protein MOP2 antibody
    • Basic-helix-loop-helix-PAS protein MOP2 antibody
    • bHLHe73 antibody
    • Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 73 antibody
    • ECYT4 antibody
    • Endothelial PAS domain containing protein 1 antibody
    • Endothelial pas domain protein 1 antibody
    • Endothelial PAS domain-containing protein 1 antibody
    • EPAS 1 antibody
    • EPAS-1 antibody
    • EPAS1 antibody
    • EPAS1_HUMAN antibody
    • HIF 1 alpha like factor antibody
    • HIF 2 alpha antibody
    • HIF-1-alpha-like factor antibody
    • HIF-2-alpha antibody
    • HIF2-alpha antibody
    • HIF2A antibody
    • HLF antibody
    • Hypoxia inducible factor 2 alpha antibody
    • Hypoxia inducible factor 2 alpha subunit antibody
    • Hypoxia-inducible factor 2-alpha antibody
    • Member of PAS protein 2 antibody
    • Member of pas superfamily 2 antibody
    • MOP 2 antibody
    • MOP2 antibody
    • PAS domain-containing protein 2 antibody
    • PASD2 antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-HIF-2-alpha antibody [ep190b] (ab8365) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : HeLa whole cell lysate
    Lane 2 : HeLa treated with 0.5mM DFO whole cell lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    All lanes : HRP conjugated Goat Anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) at 1/10000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 100 kDa
    Observed band size: 100 kDa

    Exposure time: 20 minutes

    This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 55 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 3% milk before being incubated with ab8365 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using a Goat anti-mouse antibody conjugated to HRP, and visualised using ECL development solution ab133406.

  • HIF-2-alpha detected in hypoxic Human lysate using ab8365. Lane 1: normoxic A549 lysate control, lane 2: hypoxic A549 lysate.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Jiang L  et al. Association of PHD3 and HIF2a gene expression with clinicopathological characteristics in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Oncol Lett 15:545-551 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29375719) »
  • Ortega MA  et al. Implication of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR Pathway in the Process of Incompetent Valves in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Relationship with Aging. Oxid Med Cell Longev 2018:1495170 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 30057669) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Mouse Cell (Peritonei tumor)
Peritonei tumor
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: RT°C

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Submitted Jan 19 2016

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (Tumor tisse)
Tumor tisse
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: RT°C

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Verified customer

Submitted Sep 29 2015

Western blot
Loading amount
50 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (4-12% acrylamide)
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (Renal cancer cell line)
Renal cancer cell line
Blocking step
Li-cor Blocking Buffer PBS as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Jul 28 2014


I was wondering, did you try any other antigen retrieval step, such as Tris EDTA (pH 8)? This has been successfully used by another researcher with human breast cancer tissue. I would suggest trying this.

I am not sure how long you incubated with the primary antibody, but if overnight incubation has not yet been tried, I would suggest trying this as well.

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Thank you for contacting us.

We guarantee ab8365 to work in Flow Cyt, ELISA, IHC-Fr, IHC-P, WB with rat and human samples in accordance with our Abpromise. If you have difficulty in these applications and species, let us know and we will refund or replace the product for you within 6 months of purchase.


I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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Thank you for your patience whilst I have been trying to contact our supplier to get the protocol they used to test ab8365 in IHC-Fr. Unfortunately they are unable to provide that information, therefore I think the best course of action is to either replace or refund the antibody for you.

Please let me know how you would you like to continue and if you could also provide either the Abcam order number or the PO# used to purchase the antibody that would be very helpful.

I look forward to your reply and I do apologize for the delay in responding to you.

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Thank you for your enquiry and your interest in our products.

I can confirm that this antibody (ab8365: Anti-HIF2 alpha antibody) has been tested for IHC-Fr, IHC-P, WB, please take a look at the datasheet under tested application and the images.

ab8365 can detect endogenous HIF2 alpha, however under hypoxia HIF2 alpha is induced and the signal for HIF2 alpha in Western blot is significantly stronger compared to normoxic conditions.

If you need any further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Thank you very much for your answer. I am sorry, I think I am also a little bit confused with the HIF proteins. There are indeed different studies - on particular study showing that in MEFs (i have not found yet a study on HEK cells) the localisation of HIF 2 alpha is mainly cytoplasmic and not inducible. http://mcb.asm.org/cgi/content/full/23/14/4959?view=long&pmid=12832481 The publication here below shows the HIF 2 alpha expression in liver, which seems to be also quite a lot of cytoplasmic staining. http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v16/i3/WJG-16-281-g001.htm Please have a look at these publications (and maybe others, as I am not a specialist with HIF 2 alpha) and let me know whether these might explain the stainings. I have also looked through the protocol provided. It seems very good to me. Can you just confirm what kind of controls you have performed to exclude unspecific staining? Have you performed an isotype control? This would indeed be the best control. I am looking forward to hear back from you with your comments.

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Thank you for taking time to contact us. I am sorry to hear that this antibody is not providing satisfactory results. Having reviewed this case, I would like to offer some suggestions to help optimize the results with this antibody. Indeed, HIF 2 alpha is a difficult target to work with. I suspect that the observed staining is indeed the real staining. Upon stabilization HIF translocates to the nucleus. Please also note that Hif-2 alpha is extremely rapidly degraded. Upon cellular re-oxygenation its is completely degraded in less than 1 minute. Please see also the image of the publication, where MEFs have been stained for HIF 2 alpha and substantial cytoplasmic staining is observed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC162224/?tool=pubmed Additionally, HIF can be difficult to detect in cells or tissues grown under normoxic conditions. Its is stabilized only at O2 concentrations below 5% or with treatment using certain agents (CoCl2, DFO, etc.) so proper sample preparation is critical. Can you please specify what hypoxic conditions have been used to treat the HEK cells? I am looking forward to hear back from you with your comments on the above raised points. I have also attached a questionnaire, which I would be grateful if you could fill it out, so I could look into the problem in more detail. Can you please also attach an image of the kidney staining? Thank you very much! In the event that a product is not functioning in the species and applications cited on the product datasheet (and the problem has been reported within 6 months of purchase), we would be pleased to provide a free of charge replacement, credit note, or refund. I hope this information is helpful, and I thank you for your cooperation.  

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Western blot
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (HEK 293)
Loading amount
20 µg
HEK 293
Gel Running Conditions
Non-reduced Denaturing (7.5)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 45 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 21°C

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Submitted Aug 23 2011

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