Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- HRP Rabbit monoclonal [EPR16599] to Histone H4
- Suitable for: IHC-P, WB
- Reacts with: Human
- Conjugation: HRP
Product nameHRP Anti-Histone H4 antibody [EPR16599]
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DescriptionHRP Rabbit monoclonal [EPR16599] to Histone H4
Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Drosophila melanogaster
Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) within Human Histone H4 aa 50 to the C-terminus. The exact sequence is proprietary.
Database link: P62805
- WB: Histone H4 recombinant protein. IHC-P: normal human colon tissue sections
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: 0.1% 10% Proclin 300 Solution
Constituents: PBS, 1% BSA, 30% Glycerol
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PurityProtein A purified
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab208870 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-P||1/100. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
|WB||1/5000. Detects a band of approximately 14 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 11 kDa).|
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 H4 family.
modificationsAcetylation at Lys-6 (H4K5ac), Lys-9 (H4K8ac), Lys-13 (H4K12ac) and Lys-17 (H4K16ac) occurs in coding regions of the genome but not in heterochromatin.
Citrullination at Arg-4 (H4R3ci) by PADI4 impairs methylation.
Monomethylation and asymmetric dimethylation at Arg-4 (H4R3me1 and H4R3me2a, respectively) by PRMT1 favors acetylation at Lys-9 (H4K8ac) and Lys-13 (H4K12ac). Demethylation is performed by JMJD6. Symmetric dimethylation on Arg-4 (H4R3me2s) by the PRDM1/PRMT5 complex may play a crucial role in the germ-cell lineage.
Monomethylated, dimethylated or trimethylated at Lys-21 (H4K20me1, H4K20me2, H4K20me3). Monomethylation is performed by SET8. Trimethylation is performed by SUV420H1 and SUV420H2 and induces gene silencing.
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. Monoubiquitinated at Lys-92 of histone H4 (H4K91ub1) in response to DNA damage. The exact role of H4K91ub1 in DNA damage response is still unclear but it may function as a licensing signal for additional histone H4 post-translational modifications such as H4 Lys-21 methylation (H4K20me).
Sumoylated, which is associated with transcriptional repression.
Cellular localizationNucleus. Chromosome.
- Information by UniProt
- Entrez Gene: 318846 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771854 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771893 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771908 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771935 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771938 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771941 Drosophila melanogaster
- Entrez Gene: 3771947 Drosophila melanogaster
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IHC image of Histone H4 staining in a section of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded normal human colon*, performed on a Leica BOND™. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20mins. The section was then incubated with ab208870, 1/100 dilution, for 15 mins at room temperature. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX. The inset negative control image is taken from an identical assay without primary antibody.
For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.
*Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
All lanes : HRP Anti-Histone H4 antibody [EPR16599] (ab208870) at 1/5000 dilution
Lane 1 : Histone H1 Recombinant Protein
Lane 2 : Histone H2A Recombinant Protein
Lane 3 : Histone H2B Recombinant Protein
Lane 4 : Histone H3 Recombinant Protein
Lane 5 : Histone H4 Recombinant Protein
Lysates/proteins at 0.1 µg per lane.
Developed using the ECL technique.
Performed under reducing conditions.
Predicted band size: 11 kDa
Observed band size: 14 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
Exposure time: 30 seconds
This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MES buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 35 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 2% Bovine Serum Albumin before being incubated with ab208870 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was visualised using ECL development solution ab133406.
ab208870 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.