Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [EPR5777] to HP1 alpha - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 647)
- Suitable for: ICC/IF
- Knockout validated
- Reacts with: Human
- Conjugation: Alexa Fluor® 647. Ex: 652nm, Em: 668nm
Product nameAnti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 647)
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [EPR5777] to HP1 alpha - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 647)
ConjugationAlexa Fluor® 647. Ex: 652nm, Em: 668nm
Tested applicationsSuitable for: ICC/IFmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human HP1 alpha aa 150 to the C-terminus.
- ICC/IF: MCF7 and wildtype HAP1 cells.
This product is a recombinant monoclonal antibody, which offers several advantages including:
- - High batch-to-batch consistency and reproducibility
- - Improved sensitivity and specificity
- - Long-term security of supply
- - Animal-free production
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle. Store In the Dark.
Storage bufferpH: 7.40
Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
Constituents: 30% Glycerol, PBS, 1% BSA
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PurityProtein A purified
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (ab109028)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab185018)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (HRP) (ab197721)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 568) (ab202533)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 594) (ab203431)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (Alexa Fluor® 555) (ab203432)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - Heterochromatin marker (PE) (ab210585)
- Anti-HP1 alpha antibody [EPR5777] - BSA and Azide free (ab226049)
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab198391 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|ICC/IF||1/100 - 1/500.|
FunctionComponent of heterochromatin that recognizes and binds histone H3 tails methylated at 'Lys-9' (H3K9me), leading to epigenetic repression. In contrast, it is excluded from chromatin when 'Tyr-41' of histone H3 is phosphorylated (H3Y41ph). Can interact with lamin-B receptor (LBR). This interaction can contribute to the association of the heterochromatin with the inner nuclear membrane. Involved in the formation of functional kinetochore through interaction with MIS12 complex proteins.
Sequence similaritiesContains 2 chromo domains.
modificationsPhosphorylation of HP1 and LBR may be responsible for some of the alterations in chromatin organization and nuclear structure which occur at various times during the cell cycle (By similarity). Phosphorylated during interphase and possibly hyper-phosphorylated during mitosis.
Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome. Chromosome > centromere. Component of centromeric and pericentromeric heterochromatin. Associates with chromosomes during mitosis. Associates specifically with chromatin during metaphase and anaphase.
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ab198391 staining HP1α in wild-type HAP1 cells (top panel) and HP1α in wild-type HAP1 cells (bottom panel). The cells were fixed with 100% methanol (5min), permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked with 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab198391 at 1/500 dilution (shown in red) and ab7291 at 1μg/ml concentration overnight at +4°C, followed by a further incubation at room temperature for 1h with a goat secondary antibody to Mouse IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488) (ab150117) at 2 μg/ml (shown in green). Nuclear DNA was labelled in blue with DAPI.
This product also gave a positive signal under the same testing conditions in HAP1 cells fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min).
Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8)
ab198391 staining HP1 in MCF-7 cells. The cells were fixed with 4% formaldehyde (10 min), permeabilised in 0.1% Triton X-100 for 5 minutes and then blocked in 1% BSA/10% normal goat serum/0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h. The cells were then incubated with ab198391 at 1/100 dilution (shown in red) and ab195887, Mouse monoclonal [DM1A] to alpha Tubulin (Alexa Fluor® 488, shown in green) at 1/167 dilution overnight at +4°C. Nuclear DNA was labelled in blue with DAPI.
Image was taken with a confocal microscope (Leica-Microsystems, TCS SP8).
ab198391 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Lin JR et al. Highly multiplexed immunofluorescence imaging of human tissues and tumors using t-CyCIF and conventional optical microscopes. Elife 7:N/A (2018). PubMed: 29993362