• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MAGE3
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ELISA, ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human MAGE3 (C terminal) conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin.

  • Positive control
    • Jurkat lysate. This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following formaldehyde fixed cell lines: A431.
  • General notes

     This product was previously labelled as MAGEA3



  • Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term.
  • Storage buffer
    Preservative: 0.09% Sodium azide
    Constituent: PBS
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  • Purity
    Protein G purified
  • Purification notes
    This antibody was purified through a protein G column and eluted out with both high and low pH buffers. It was neutralized immediately after elution, followed by dialysis against PBS.
  • Clonality
  • Isotype
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab38496 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
ELISA 1/1000.
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
WB 1/100 - 1/500. Detects a band of approximately 35 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 35 kDa).


  • Function
    Proposed to enhance ubiquitin ligase activity of RING-type zinc finger-containing E3 ubiquitin-protein ligases. May enhance ubiquitin ligase activity of TRIM28 and stimulate p53/TP53 ubiquitination by TRIM28. Proposed to act through recruitment and/or stabilization of the Ubl-conjugating enzyme (E2) at the E3:substrate complex. May play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression. In vitro promotes cell viability in melanoma cell lines. Antigen recognized on a melanoma by autologous cytolytic T-lymphocytes.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed in many tumors of several types, such as melanoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, lung carcinoma and breast carcinoma, but not in normal tissues except for testes and placenta. Never expressed in kidney tumors, Leukemias and lymphomas.
  • Sequence similarities
    Contains 1 MAGE domain.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Antigen MZ2 D antibody
    • Antigen MZ2-D antibody
    • Cancer/testis antigen 1.3 antibody
    • Cancer/testis antigen family 1 member 3 antibody
    • CT1.3 antibody
    • HIP8 antibody
    • HYPD antibody
    • MAGA3_HUMAN antibody
    • MAGE 3 antigen antibody
    • MAGE family member A3 antibody
    • MAGE-3 antigen antibody
    • MAGE3 antibody
    • MAGEA3 antibody
    • MAGEA6 antibody
    • Melanoma antigen family A 3 antibody
    • Melanoma associated antigen 3 antibody
    • Melanoma-associated antigen 3 antibody
    • MGC1461 antibody
    see all


  • ICC/IF image of ab38496 stained A431 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab38496 at 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (pseudo-colored green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab150081) IgG (H+L) preadsorbed, used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (pseudo-colored red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h at room temperature. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (pseudo-colored blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM for 1hour at room temperature.

  • Anti-MAGE3 antibody (ab38496) at 1/100 dilution + Jurkat lysate

    Predicted band size: 35 kDa
    Observed band size: 35 kDa
    Additional bands at: 70 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Junwei W  et al. In vivo enhancement of the MAGE-specific cellular immune response by a recombinant MAGE1-MAGE3-TBHSP70 tumor vaccine. Cancer Cell Int 16:45 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27330408) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

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Thanks for your reply. I am sending a free of charge vial of ab63931 on the order ***, which should arrive tomorrow. Please keep me updated of the results using this replacement antibody, and let me know if there is anything else that we can do for you.

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Thanks for contacting us and letting us know about the trouble with ab38496. What species are the testis, Sertoli, and germ cells from? This antibody is tested in Jurkat cell lysate at a 1:100 dilution, so we would recommend increasing the concentration of the antibody in order to ensure that it is working properly. You can also increase the signal by loading at least 30 ug of lysate per lane and diluting the antibody in TBST without milk or BSA. We do not have another lot in stock of ab38496, however we do guarantee all of our products to work as stated on the datasheets for up to 6 months, so if there are still no bands on the blot after increasing the amount of antibody, I would be happy to send a different MAGEA3 antibody or alternatively issue a credit or refund. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else that we can do for you.

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