• 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) »

See 1 Publication for this product

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