Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-Histone H2A.X antibody
    See all Histone H2A.X primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to Histone H2A.X
  • Host species

    Rabbit
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC - Wholemountmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Zebrafish
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Zebrafish Histone H2A.X aa 102-142 (C terminal). The exact sequence is proprietary. Carrier-protein conjugated synthetic peptide. Non-phospho Ser139
    Database link: Q7ZUY3

  • Positive control

    • Zebrafish embryo
  • General notes

    Non-phospho Ser139

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab209980 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 - Wholemount 1/100 - 1/500.

Target

  • Function

    Variant histone H2A which replaces conventional H2A in a subset of nucleosomes. Nucleosomes wrap and compact DNA into chromatin, limiting DNA accessibility to the cellular machineries which require DNA as a template. Histones thereby play a central role in transcription regulation, DNA repair, DNA replication and chromosomal stability. DNA accessibility is regulated via a complex set of post-translational modifications of histones, also called histone code, and nucleosome remodeling. Required for checkpoint-mediated arrest of cell cycle progression in response to low doses of ionizing radiation and for efficient repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) specifically when modified by C-terminal phosphorylation.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the histone H2A family.
  • Developmental stage

    Synthesized in G1 as well as in S-phase.
  • Domain

    The [ST]-Q motif constitutes a recognition sequence for kinases from the PI3/PI4-kinase family.
  • Post-translational
    modifications

    Phosphorylated on Ser-140 (to form gamma-H2AFX or H2AX139ph) in response to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) generated by exogenous genotoxic agents and by stalled replication forks, and may also occur during meiotic recombination events and immunoglobulin class switching in lymphocytes. Phosphorylation can extend up to several thousand nucleosomes from the actual site of the DSB and may mark the surrounding chromatin for recruitment of proteins required for DNA damage signaling and repair. Widespread phosphorylation may also serve to amplify the damage signal or aid repair of persistent lesions. Phosphorylation of Ser-140 (H2AX139ph) in response to ionizing radiation is mediated by both ATM and PRKDC while defects in DNA replication induce Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) subsequent to activation of ATR and PRKDC. Dephosphorylation of Ser-140 by PP2A is required for DNA DSB repair. In meiosis, Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may occur at synaptonemal complexes during leptotene as an ATM-dependent response to the formation of programmed DSBs by SPO11. Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may subsequently occurs at unsynapsed regions of both autosomes and the XY bivalent during zygotene, downstream of ATR and BRCA1 activation. Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may also be required for transcriptional repression of unsynapsed chromatin and meiotic sex chromosome inactivation (MSCI), whereby the X and Y chromosomes condense in pachytene to form the heterochromatic XY-body. During immunoglobulin class switch recombination in lymphocytes, Ser-140 phosphorylation (H2AX139ph) may occur at sites of DNA-recombination subsequent to activation of the activation-induced cytidine deaminase AICDA. Phosphorylation at Tyr-143 (H2AXY142ph) by BAZ1B/WSTF determines the relative recruitment of either DNA repair or pro-apoptotic factors. Phosphorylation at Tyr-143 (H2AXY142ph) favors the recruitment of APBB1/FE65 and pro-apoptosis factors such as MAPK8/JNK1, triggering apoptosis. In contrast, dephosphorylation of Tyr-143 by EYA proteins (EYA1, EYA2, EYA3 or EYA4) favors the recruitment of MDC1-containing DNA repair complexes to the tail of phosphorylated Ser-140 (H2AX139ph).
    Monoubiquitination of Lys-120 (H2AXK119ub) by RING1 and RNF2/RING2 complex gives a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional repression. Following DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), it is ubiquitinated through 'Lys-63' linkage of ubiquitin moieties by the E2 ligase UBE2N and the E3 ligases RNF8 and RNF168, leading to the recruitment of repair proteins to sites of DNA damage. Monoubiquitination and ionizing radiation-induced 'Lys-63'-linked ubiquitination are distinct events.
  • Cellular localization

    Nucleus. Chromosome.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

    • Alternative names

      • AW228881 antibody
      • H2A histone family member X antibody
      • H2A.FX antibody
      • H2A.X antibody
      • H2a/x antibody
      • H2AFX antibody
      • H2AX antibody
      • H2AX histone antibody
      • H2AX_HUMAN antibody
      • Hist5.2ax antibody
      • Histone 2A antibody
      • Histone 2AX antibody
      • Histone H2A.X antibody
      • Histone H2AX antibody
      • RGD1566119 antibody
      see all

    Images

    • Whole mount immunohistochemical analysis of paraformaldehyde-fixed zebrafish embryos labeling Histone H2A.X with ab209980 at 1/200 dilution.

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