• Product name

    Anti-Histone H4 antibody - ChIP Grade
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  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to Histone H4 - ChIP Grade
  • Host species

  • Specificity

    Histone H4
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-P, ICC/IF, ChIP, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Cow, Human, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Predicted to work with: Mammals
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Histone H4 aa 1-100 conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin.
    Database link: P62805
    (Peptide available as ab21044)

  • Positive control

    • Calf Thymus Histone Preparation; Hela whole cell extract


  • Form

  • Storage instructions

    Shipped 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 buffer

    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: 1% BSA, PBS, pH 7.4
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  • Purity

    Immunogen affinity purified
  • Clonality

  • Isotype

  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab7311 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 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC/IF 1/200.
ChIP Use 2 µg for 25 µg of chromatin.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 11 kDa).



  • 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 ab7311 (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). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.

  • IHC image of Histone H4 staining in human breast carcinoma FFPE section, performed on a BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab7311, 1µg/ml, for 8 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.
  • All lanes : Anti-Histone H4 antibody - ChIP Grade (ab7311) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : Calf thymus histone extract
    Lane 2 : Calf thymus histone extract with Human Histone H4 peptide (ab21044) at 1 µg/ml
    Lane 3 : Calf thymus histone extract with Histone H4 peptide - acetyl K16 (ab22376) at 1 µg/ml
    Lane 4 : Calf thymus histone extract with Human Histone H4 (acetyl K20) peptide (ab20632) at 1 µg/ml

    Lysates/proteins at 0.5 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Alexa-Fluor Goat anti-rabbit IgG at 1/10000 dilution

    Predicted band size: 11 kDa
    Observed band size: 14 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

  • SKN-SH cells were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde for 10 mins, permeabilized in PBS-0.5% Triton X-100 for 5 mins and incubated for 30 minutes with ab7311 (1/200 dilution). The slides were rinsed once in PBS-Triton (0.1%), twice in PBS then incubated with the secondary antibody for 30 mins. The DNA is stained with DAPI (blue). Clear nuclear staining with ab7311 can be seen (green).

  • Anti-Histone H4 antibody - ChIP Grade (ab7311) at 1/500 dilution + Human Bone Whole Tissue Lysate at 25 µg with BSA, 1 Hour, 23°C at 5 %

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Predicted band size: 11 kDa

    Exposure time: 1 minute

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This product has been referenced in:

  • Arimura Y  et al. The CENP-A centromere targeting domain facilitates H4K20 monomethylation in the nucleosome by structural polymorphism. Nat Commun 10:576 (2019). Read more (PubMed: 30718488) »
  • Mayer KS  et al. HDA9-PWR-HOS15 Is a Core Histone Deacetylase Complex Regulating Transcription and Development. Plant Physiol 180:342-355 (2019). Read more (PubMed: 30765479) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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Mouse Tissue lysate - nuclear (Hippocampus)
Negative control
Normal rabbit IgG
Detection step
Real-time PCR
Cross-linking (X-ChIP)
Duration of cross-linking step: 10 minute(s) and 0 second(s)
Specification of the cross-linking agent: 1% Formaldehyde in PBS
Positive control
One active gene (ActB) and one repressed gene (HoxA1). The ChIP show higher levels of H4 in the repressed gene.

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 06 2018

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (HeLa Kyoto)
HeLa Kyoto
Blocking step
(agent) for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: 20°C

Dr. Andrew Bowman

Verified customer

Submitted Apr 21 2017

Western blot
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (multiple myeloma cell)
Loading amount
50 µg
multiple myeloma cell
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (10-20% tris glycine gel)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

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Verified customer

Submitted Nov 21 2012


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Fantastic! Best of luck in your experiments!

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Thank you for your enquiry.

We have a number of different antibodies against specific acetylated residues on histone H4. However an antibody does not exist that will detect every acetylated residue on histone H4.

You may consider just using one or two antibodies against commonly acetylated histone H4 residues. I'm sure this information is available in the literature.

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Western blot
Human Tissue lysate - whole (Bone tissue)
Loading amount
25 µg
Bone tissue
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (15% Gel)
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

Dr. Rodrigo Alves

Verified customer

Submitted Apr 17 2012


Expiration date: 12th August 2012

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