Product nameAnti-Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) antibody - ChIP Grade
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DescriptionRabbit polyclonal to Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) - ChIP Grade
SpecificitySpecific for mono-methyl lysine 9 of Histone H3. There is no cross-reactivity with lysine 27 of Histone H3.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ChIP, ICC/IF, CHIPseqmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Cow, Human, Caenorhabditis elegans
Predicted to work with: a wide range of other species, Mammals
Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Histone H3 aa 1-100 (mono methyl K9).
(Peptide available as
- Calf Thymus Histone Preparation This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following methanol fixed cell lines: HeLa.
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
Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
Batches of this product that have a concentration < 1mg/ml may have BSA added as a stabilising agent. If you would like information about the formulation of a specific lot, please contact our scientific support team who will be happy to help.
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PurityImmunogen affinity purified
ChIP Related Products
Corresponding Unmodified Peptide
Immunizing Peptide (Blocking)
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab8896 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|WB||Use a concentration of 0.5 - 2 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 17 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 15 kDa).Can be blocked with Human Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) peptide (ab1771).|
|ChIP||Use 2-25 µg for µg of chromatin.|
|ICC/IF||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
|CHIPseq||Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22196736|
FunctionCore component of nucleosome. 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.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the histone H3 family.
Developmental stageExpressed during S phase, then expression strongly decreases as cell division slows down during the process of differentiation.
modificationsAcetylation is generally linked to gene activation. Acetylation on Lys-10 (H3K9ac) impairs methylation at Arg-9 (H3R8me2s). Acetylation on Lys-19 (H3K18ac) and Lys-24 (H3K24ac) favors methylation at Arg-18 (H3R17me).
Citrullination at Arg-9 (H3R8ci) and/or Arg-18 (H3R17ci) by PADI4 impairs methylation and represses transcription.
Asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-18 (H3R17me2a) by CARM1 is linked to gene activation. Symmetric dimethylation at Arg-9 (H3R8me2s) by PRMT5 is linked to gene repression. Asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-3 (H3R2me2a) by PRMT6 is linked to gene repression and is mutually exclusive with H3 Lys-5 methylation (H3K4me2 and H3K4me3). H3R2me2a is present at the 3' of genes regardless of their transcription state and is enriched on inactive promoters, while it is absent on active promoters.
Methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me), Lys-37 (H3K36me) and Lys-80 (H3K79me) are linked to gene activation. Methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me) facilitates subsequent acetylation of H3 and H4. Methylation at Lys-80 (H3K79me) is associated with DNA double-strand break (DSB) responses and is a specific target for TP53BP1. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) and Lys-28 (H3K27me) are linked to gene repression. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) is a specific target for HP1 proteins (CBX1, CBX3 and CBX5) and prevents subsequent phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) and acetylation of H3 and H4. Methylation at Lys-5 (H3K4me) and Lys-80 (H3K79me) require preliminary monoubiquitination of H2B at 'Lys-120'. Methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) and Lys-28 (H3K27me) are enriched in inactive X chromosome chromatin.
Phosphorylated at Thr-4 (H3T3ph) by GSG2/haspin during prophase and dephosphorylated during anaphase. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by AURKB is crucial for chromosome condensation and cell-cycle progression during mitosis and meiosis. In addition phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by RPS6KA4 and RPS6KA5 is important during interphase because it enables the transcription of genes following external stimulation, like mitogens, stress, growth factors or UV irradiation and result in the activation of genes, such as c-fos and c-jun. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph), which is linked to gene activation, prevents methylation at Lys-10 (H3K9me) but facilitates acetylation of H3 and H4. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) by AURKB mediates the dissociation of HP1 proteins (CBX1, CBX3 and CBX5) from heterochromatin. Phosphorylation at Ser-11 (H3S10ph) is also an essential regulatory mechanism for neoplastic cell transformation. Phosphorylated at Ser-29 (H3S28ph) by MLTK isoform 1, RPS6KA5 or AURKB during mitosis or upon ultraviolet B irradiation. Phosphorylation at Thr-7 (H3T6ph) by PRKCBB is a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation that prevents demethylation of Lys-5 (H3K4me) by LSD1/KDM1A. At centromeres, specifically phosphorylated at Thr-12 (H3T11ph) from prophase to early anaphase, by DAPK3 and PKN1. Phosphorylation at Thr-12 (H3T11ph) by PKN1 is a specific tag for epigenetic transcriptional activation that promotes demethylation of Lys-10 (H3K9me) by KDM4C/JMJD2C. Phosphorylation at Tyr-42 (H3Y41ph) by JAK2 promotes exclusion of CBX5 (HP1 alpha) from chromatin.
Monoubiquitinated by RAG1 in lymphoid cells, monoubiquitination is required for V(D)J recombination (By similarity). Ubiquitinated by the CUL4-DDB-RBX1 complex in response to ultraviolet irradiation. This may weaken the interaction between histones and DNA and facilitate DNA accessibility to repair proteins.
Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome.
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Chromatin was prepared from Hela cells according to the Abcam X-ChIP protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10min. The ChIP was performed with 25µg of chromatin, 2µg of ab8896 (blue), and 20µl of protein A/G sepharose beads. No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). The immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active and inactive loci, Sybr green approach for heterochromatic loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.
Anti-Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) antibody - ChIP Grade (ab8896) at 1/300 dilution (Incubated for 10 minutes at 20°C. Diluent buffer used was 0.5% milk in TBS, 0.1% Tween.) + HUH-7 cells at 15 µg
Sheep anti-rabbit IgG (HRP) at 1/20000 dilution
Predicted band size: 15 kDa
All lanes : Anti-Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) antibody - ChIP Grade (ab8896) at 1 µg/ml
Lane 1 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation
Lane 2 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) peptide (ab1771) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 3 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (di methyl K9) peptide (ab1772) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 4 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (tri methyl K9) peptide (ab1773) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 5 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (mono methyl K27) peptide (ab1780) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 6 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (di methyl K27) peptide (ab1781) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 7 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (tri methyl K27) peptide (ab1782) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 8 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (mono methyl K4) peptide (ab1340) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 9 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (unmodified ) peptide (ab7228) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lane 10 : Calf Thymus Histone Preparation with
Human Histone H3 (unmodified ) peptide (ab2623) at 0.5 µg/ml
Lysates/proteins at 0.5 µg per lane.
All lanes : Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) Pre-Adsorbed at 1/10000 dilution
Performed under reducing conditions.
Predicted band size: 15 kDa
Observed band size: 17 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
ab8896 specifically recognises mono-methyl K9 (lane 1) in calf thymus lysate at 17kDa. ab8896 is successfully blocked using the immunizing peptide (lane 2 ab1771), but not the di-methyl K9 (lane 3 ab1772), the tri-methyl K9 (lane 4 ab1773), the mono-methyl K27 (lane 5 ab1780), the di-methyl K27 (lane 6 ab1781), the tri-methyl K27 (lane 7 ab1782), the mono-methyl K4 (lane 8 ab1340) nor the corresponding unmodified peptides (lane 9 ab7228, lane 10 ab2623). This implies that ab8896 is specific to mono-methyl K9.
Ab8896 staining Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) in HeLa (Cervical cancer cell line) cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.3% Triton/TBS and blocked with 2% serum for 30 minutes at 25°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody at 1/100 dilution for 1 hour at 25°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit was used as a secondary antibody at a 1/1000 dilution.
Diluent: TBS + 0.1% Tween 20 + 5% BSA. Incubated for 12 hours at 4°C + HeLa whole cell lysates at 20 µg
Anti-rabbit IgG, HRP-linked Antibody at 1/2000 dilution
Predicted band size: 15 kDa
Exposure time: 1 minute
Ab8896 staining Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) in HeLa cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with 0.05% Triton X100 in PBS. Samples were incubated with primary antibody at 1/200 dilution in PBS for 1 hour at 22°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit was used as the secondary antibody at a 1/200 dilution.
ICC/IF image of ab8896 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab8896 at 1µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (pseudo-colored green) was a goat anti-rabbit Alexa Fluor® 488 (ab150081) IgG (H+L) preadsorbed, used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (pseudo-colored red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h at room temperature. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (pseudo-colored blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM for 1hour at room temperature.
All lanes : Anti-Histone H3 (mono methyl K9) antibody - ChIP Grade (ab8896) at 1/1000 dilution
Lane 1 : Nuclear lysates prepared from Hela cell: SiRNA untreated
Lane 2 : Nuclear lysates prepared from Hela cells treated with G9a SiRNA
Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.
All lanes : Alkaline Phosphatase conjugated rabbit polyclonal rabbit IgG (Fc) at 1/5000 dilution
Predicted band size: 15 kDa
Observed band size: 16 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
Exposure time: 10 minutes
This product has been referenced in:
- Janssen A et al. Timely double-strand break repair and pathway choice in pericentromeric heterochromatin depend on the histone demethylase dKDM4A. Genes Dev 33:103-115 (2019). Read more (PubMed: 30578303) »
- Wendte JM et al. Epimutations are associated with CHROMOMETHYLASE 3-induced de novo DNA methylation. Elife 8:N/A (2019). Read more (PubMed: 31356150) »