• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to LXR alpha
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    Detects recombinant Human LXR alpha. This antibody does not detect recombinant Human LXR beta.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-FoFrmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human, Chinese hamster
    Predicted to work with: Cow
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human LXR alpha aa 318-329.


    (Peptide available as ab5021)



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab3585 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 1/100.
WB 1/300.
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22836489
EMSA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • Function
    Orphan receptor. Interaction with RXR shifts RXR from its role as a silent DNA-binding partner to an active ligand-binding subunit in mediating retinoid responses through target genes defined by LXRES. LXRES are DR4-type response elements characterized by direct repeats of two similar hexanuclotide half-sites spaced by four nucleotides. Plays an important role in the regulation of cholesterol homeostasis, regulating cholesterol uptake through MYLIP-dependent ubiquitination of LDLR, VLDLR and LRP8.
  • Tissue specificity
    Visceral organs specific expression. Strong expression was found in liver, kidney and intestine followed by spleen and to a lesser extent the adrenals.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor family. NR1 subfamily.
    Contains 1 nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Liver X receptor alpha antibody
    • LXR a antibody
    • LXRA antibody
    • NR1H3 antibody
    • NR1H3_HUMAN antibody
    • Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group H member 3 antibody
    • Oxysterols receptor LXR alpha antibody
    • Oxysterols receptor LXR-alpha antibody
    • RLD 1 antibody
    • RLD1 antibody
    see all


  • Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence analysis of MCF-7 cells labeling LXR alpha (green) with ab3585 at 1/300. F-Actin staining with Phalloidin (red) and nuclei with DAPI or Hoechst (blue). Cells were fixed with formalin, permeablized with 0.1% Triton X-100 in TBS for 5-10 minutes and blocked with 3% BSA in PBS for 30 minutes at room temperature. Cells were incubated with the primary antibody overnight at 4°C. A DyLight-conjugated secondary antibody was used. 60X magnification. Left - negative control.

  • Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence analysis of HeLa cells labeling LXR alpha (green) with ab3585 at 1/300. F-Actin staining with Phalloidin (red) and nuclei with DAPI or Hoechst (blue). Cells were fixed with formalin, permeablized with 0.1% Triton X-100 in TBS for 5-10 minutes and blocked with 3% BSA in PBS for 30 minutes at room temperature. Cells were incubated with the primary antibody overnight at 4°C. A DyLight-conjugated secondary antibody was used. 60X magnification. Left - negative control.

  • ab3585 at 1/100 staining hamster CHO-K1 cells expressing human LXRa by ICC/IF. The cells were formaldehyde fixed, permeabilized and blocked before being stained with the antibody for 1 hour at 22°C. A FITC labelled goat anti-rabbit antibody was used as the secondary.

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  • Anti-LXR alpha antibody (ab3585) at 1/1000 dilution + Whole cell lysate prepared from Chinese hamster CHO cells at 50000 cells

    HRP conjugated goat polyclonal to rabbit Ig at 1/1000 dilution

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Observed band size: 50 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

    Exposure time: 1 minute

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This product has been referenced in:
  • Xu D  et al. SIRT2 plays a novel role on progesterone, estradiol and testosterone synthesis via PPARs/LXRa pathways in bovine ovarian granular cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 185:27-38 (2019). Read more (PubMed: 30009951) »
  • Cheng Y  et al. Downregulation of microRNA-1 attenuates glucose-induced apoptosis by regulating the liver X receptor a in cardiomyocytes. Exp Ther Med 16:1814-1824 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 30186406) »
See all 15 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

1-9 of 9 Abreviews or Q&A


The lab has tested the antibody at a 1:300 dilution thus it is our recommended dilution, however ab3585 has been used successfully at a 1:1000 dilution by another user who submitted an Abreview with their protocol and data (the image that you have seen). We suggest titrating the antibody to find the optimal dilution for your particular samples and protocol, and starting this titration with a 1:300 dilution.

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Merci de nous avoir contactés.

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L'anti-LXR alpha https://www.abcam.com/ab41902 par exemple a été testé etest doncgaranti pour fonctionner en ChIP, ELISA, Flow Cyt, GSA, IHC-P, IP, WB et chez les espèces suivantes : Homme, Souris, Rat.

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Offre de test "100% testing discount" : notre catalogue contient plus de 70 000 références anticorps et nous ne pouvons malheureusement pas offrir, pour des raisons logistiques et de stockage, d'échantillon gratuit ou de petit volume pour des essais préliminaires.
Cependant, si vous désirez tester un anticorps contre une espèce ou dans une application non testées préalablement, nous pouvons vous offrir une offre de test. Il suffit de contacter notre service scientifique en répondantà cetemail.
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Muchas gracias por contactarnos de nuevo.
Efectivamente el péptido usado para producir ab3585 es ab5021, y por tanto puede usarse en los ensayos de bloqueo del mismo. Sin embargo no hay ninguna publicación disponible acerca de este ensayo de bloqueo. El péptido para bloquear el anticuerpo contra LXR beta no está disponible tampoco, tampoco publicaciones al respecto.
Lamento mucho no poder ayudar más. En cualquier caso estaré encanada de poder seguir ayudando.

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Thank you for your inquiry.

All of the information we have for each of our products is listed on the online datasheet for your convenience. These are updated as soon as any new information is brought to our attention. Therefore, unfortunately, if we do not have any references on our datasheet, we do not know about any. In addition, the epitope for the ab76983 Anti-LXR beta antibodyhas not been mapped.

I hope this information is still helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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Western blot
Chinese Hamster Cell lysate - whole cell (CHO cell lysate)
Loading amount
50000 cells
CHO cell lysate
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step
(agent) for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: 22°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Nov 21 2008

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (HeLa transiently expressing human LXRa.)
HeLa transiently expressing human LXRa.
Yes - 0.1% TritonX-100 in PBS for 10 min at 4'C
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 0.1% · Temperature: 23°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted May 21 2008

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Hamster Cell (CHO-K1 cells expressing Human LXRa)
CHO-K1 cells expressing Human LXRa
Yes - 0.1 % Triton X-100
Blocking step
TBS + 3% Dried Milk + 0.1 % Triton X-100 as blocking agent for 20 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 3%

Dr. Mahesh Mathrubutham

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 21 2007


Thank you for your enquiry. I am sorry you are experiencing problems with this antibody. Often it is possible to make suggestions to improve your results. If we determine that the antibody is not working as stated on the datasheet, and you have purchased it in the last 90 days, we would be happy to replace or refund the antibody for you. In order for me to help you further, can you please confirm the followings: 1) how was the sample prepared? was SDS and beta-mercaptoethenol used? did you boiled it and for how long? what lysis buffer did you used? did you add protease inhibitor? 2) can you confirm that you used 28micro grams of protein per lane? 3) what secondary antibody did you used, as there was no information in the questionnaire? was it a anti-rabbit antibody? 4) how long did you incubate the primary and secondary antibodies? what was the dilution and temperature? We recommend incubating the primary overnight, at 4oC. 5) did you perform blocking procedures? what was the duration, blocking buffer, and concentration used?We recommend using 5% BSA in TBST for 1 hr. Can you also please submit an image of the blot showing the non-specific bands? I am looking forward to receiving the answers to the above questions and also an image of the non-specific bands so that we can resolve the matter. Have a nice day.

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Thank you for your email. For both of these antibodies, ab3585 and ab24361, they have only so been tested for cross-reactivity with human and have not yet been tested in other species. Ab24361 is predicted to react with Mouse (85% identity with immunogen) and Rat (92% identity with immunogen) due to sequence homology. Also, neither of these two antibodies have been tested yet for application in IHC. If you decide to go ahead and purchase one of these products, please let us know how you get on by submitting an Abreview and in return we will award you 50 Abcam Points, which can be redeemed on a number of rewards (a further 100 Abcam Points will be offered for an image). I'm not sure where you are located, but both of these antibodies are $299.00. To view the price for an antibody, just select your country from the drop-down menu at the top of the online datasheet. If you have any additional questions, please contact us again.

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