Anti-Lipoprotein lipase antibody [LPL.A4] (ab21356)


  • Product name
    Anti-Lipoprotein lipase antibody [LPL.A4]
    See all Lipoprotein lipase primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [LPL.A4] to Lipoprotein lipase
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-P, Flow Cyt, WB, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Cow, Human
  • Immunogen

    Full length protein (Human).

  • Positive control
    • Purified human and bovine recombinant Lipoprotein lipase.
  • General notes

    This product was changed from ascites to tissue culture supernatant on 25th May 2018. Please note that the dilutions may need to be adjusted accordingly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scientific support team.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab21356 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
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 21062953
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20200316
Flow Cyt Use 1µg for 106 cells.

ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

WB 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 53 kDa.
ELISA 1/2000 - 1/5000.


  • Function
    The primary function of this lipase is the hydrolysis of triglycerides of circulating chylomicrons and very low density lipoproteins (VLDL). Binding to heparin sulfate proteogylcans at the cell surface is vital to the function. The apolipoprotein, APOC2, acts as a coactivator of LPL activity in the presence of lipids on the luminal surface of vascular endothelium.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in LPL are the cause of lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPL deficiency) [MIM:238600]; also known as familial chylomicronemia or hyperlipoproteinemia type I. LPL deficiency chylomicronemia is a recessive disorder usually manifesting in childhood. On a normal diet, patients often present with abdominal pain, hepatosplenomegaly, lipemia retinalis, eruptive xanthomata, and massive hypertriglyceridemia, sometimes complicated with acute pancreatitis.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the AB hydrolase superfamily. Lipase family.
    Contains 1 PLAT domain.
  • Post-translational
    Tyrosine nitration after lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge down-regulates the lipase activity.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell membrane. Secreted. Locates to the plasma membrane of microvilli of hepatocytes with triacyl-glycerol-rich lipoproteins (TRL). Some of the bound LPL is then internalized and located inside non-coated endocytic vesicles.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • EC 3.1.1 antibody
    • EC antibody
    • HDLCQ11 antibody
    • LIPD antibody
    • LIPL_HUMAN antibody
    • Lipoprotein lipase antibody
    • LPL antibody
    • LPL protein antibody
    • MGC137861 antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-Lipoprotein lipase antibody [LPL.A4] (ab21356) at 1/1000 dilution

    Lane 1 : Human Lipoprotein lipase.
    Lane 2 : Bovine Lipoprotein lipase

    Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size: 53 kDa
    Observed band size: 55,60 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

  • ab21356 staining Lipoprotein lipase in Mouse small intestine tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was fixed with formaldehyde and blocked with 1.5% serum for 30 minutes at 23°C; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in a citrate buffer. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (2 ug/ml) for 14 hours at 4°C. A Biotin-conjugated Goat anti-mouse IgG polyclonal (1/200) was used as the secondary antibody.

    See Abreview

  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab21356 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab21356, 1µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed.

  • ab21356 staining Lipoprotein lipase in Mouse intestine cells by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 and blocked with 5% BSA for 2 hours at 23°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/500) for 8 hours at 4°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Rat anti-mouse IgG1 polyclonal (1/250) was used as the secondary antibody.

    See Abreview


This product has been referenced in:
  • Wu L  et al. A proteomic analysis identifies candidate early biomarkers to predict ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in polycystic ovarian syndrome patients. Mol Med Rep 16:272-280 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28534980) »
  • Ruiz-Palacios M  et al. Insulin Treatment May Alter Fatty Acid Carriers in Placentas from Gestational Diabetes Subjects. Int J Mol Sci 18:N/A (2017). WB . Read more (PubMed: 28587267) »

See all 23 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

This antibody was raised against the whole Human LPL whole protein as stated in the datasheet.

Unfortunately, the exact epitope is unknown as the whole protein with all regions intact was used to produce the antibody and the epitope has not be...

Read More
Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Loading amount
50 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (10% SDS-PAGE)
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Liver)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 11 2013

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 1.5µg/mL · Temperature: 23°C
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Citra Plus
Mouse Tissue sections (Small Intestine)
Small Intestine

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 28 2013

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (HEK293)
Loading amount
30 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (10)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 20°C

Mr. Dongil Kim

Verified customer

Submitted Apr 11 2013

Thank you for your reply and for confirming those details.

Your credit note ID is ***.

I am sorry that this antibody did not perform as stated on the datasheet. I have asked our accounting department to issue a credit note for you,...

Read More

One more thing. Could you please tell me what dilution you've tried with this secondary antibody, for our records?

Thank you so much!

Thank you for your reply.

I have recorded all of the information so that we can further investigate the trouble with the antibody. I again apologize that it is not working as expecting, but I'm glad you've found a way to get some results. Read More

Thank you for your reply and for keeping me updated.

I am glad to hear that some bands were seen on the membrane, but I am sorry that it took such a high concentration in order to work in this assay. I have only been able to get the QC data f...

Read More

Thank youagain for letting us know about the trouble with this antibody.

Have you had a chance to try the replacement vial of ab21356 from a new lot, or done any other testing?

I have received the QC data from the lab for the first ...

Read More

Thank you so much for forwarding this data.

I will let you know once I havefurther informationfrom the lab. Please keep me updated about new results with the new vial.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you're having a grea...

Read More

1-10 of 17 Abreviews or Q&A


Sign up