• Product name
    Anti-Metallothionein antibody
    See all Metallothionein primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Metallothionein
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and with metallothionein from a wide variety of different species including whiting (Merlangius merlangus), yellow gurnard (Trigla lucerna) and flounder (Platichthys flesus) as well as some cypriniform, siluriform, salmoniform, perciform and rajiform species.
  • Immunogen

    Metallothionein purified from liver of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

  • Positive control
    • WB: Liver S9 fractions.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab36882 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 1/50 - 1/1000. Not recommended for coating due to the BSA content.
WB 1/50 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 15 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 6 kDa).


  • Function
    Metallothioneins have a high content of cysteine residues that bind various heavy metals; these proteins are transcriptionally regulated by both heavy metals and glucocorticoids.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the metallothionein superfamily. Type 1 family.
  • Domain
    Class I metallothioneins contain 2 metal-binding domains: four divalent ions are chelated within cluster A of the alpha domain and are coordinated via cysteinyl thiolate bridges to 11 cysteine ligands. Cluster B, the corresponding region within the beta domain, can ligate three divalent ions to 9 cysteines.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • CES 1 antibody
    • CES1 antibody
    • Metallothionein 1A antibody
    • Metallothionein 1S antibody
    • Metallothionein 2 antibody
    • Metallothionein 2A antibody
    • Metallothionein IA antibody
    • Metallothionein II antibody
    • Metallothionein-1A antibody
    • Metallothionein-IA antibody
    • Metallothionein2 antibody
    • MGC32848 antibody
    • MT 1A antibody
    • MT 2 antibody
    • MT 2A antibody
    • MT IA antibody
    • MT II antibody
    • MT-1A antibody
    • MT-IA antibody
    • MT1 antibody
    • MT1A antibody
    • MT1A_HUMAN antibody
    • MT1S antibody
    • MT2 antibody
    • MT2A antibody
    • MTC antibody
    see all


  • Ab36882, at a concentration of 1 µg/ml, staining Metallothionein by ELISA. Coating buffer was used as a negative control.
  • All lanes : Anti-Metallothionein antibody (ab36882) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 2 : Purified metallothionein from Atlantic cod at 0.25 µg
    Lane 3 : Liver S9 fractions from cadmium treated Atlantic cod at 2.5 µg
    Lane 4 : Liver S9 fractions from cadmium treated Whiting at 2.5 µg
    Lane 5 : Liver S9 fractions from cadmium treated Yellow gurnard at 2.5 µg
    Lane 6 : Liver S9 fractions from cadmium treated Flounder at 2.5 µg

    Predicted band size: 6 kDa
    Observed band size: 15 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

    Lane 1 represents the molecular weight standard.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Yudkovski Y  et al. Quantitative immunochemical evaluation of fish metallothionein upon exposure to cadmium. Mar Environ Res 65:427-36 (2008). ELISA ; Fish . Read more (PubMed: 18342364) »
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Thank you for contacting us.

Indeed, we have three metallothionein antibodies.

Please follow the links:

https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=12228 (or use the following: https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=12228).

https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=36882 (or use the following: https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=36882).

https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=95042 (or use the following: https://www.abcam.com/index.html?datasheet=95042).

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Thank you for your enquiry. Metallothionein antibody (ab36882) is an antibody that can be applied and is guaranteed for use in ELISA. We do not sell specific kits for use with this antibody. However, the antibody can be applied relatively easily using a degree of optimisation. We guarantee this antibody for application in ELISA using direct and indirect ELISA (see protocol below for guidelines). We guarantee antibodies for use as a combination in sandwich ELISA only when stated on the antibody datasheets. The antibody itself is not dependent on the detection system that you employ and should be determined by the end user. I hope this information helps, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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