• Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer
    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
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  • Purity
    IgY fraction
  • Purification notes
    Antibodies were purified from the yolks using a proprietary method that yields a purity of >90%. Antibodies were affinity-purified over a SulfoLink® (Pierce) column conjugated with the peptide used for immunizations, and then dialyzed against PBS. Filter-sterilized (0.2 µm).
  • Clonality
  • Isotype
  • Research areas

Associated products


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab172 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 dilution. PubMed: 19679075
WB 1/500. Can be blocked with Human c-Myc peptide (ab13837).
IP 1/250.
ICC 1/250.


  • Relevance
    Epitope tags are short peptide sequences that are easily recognized by tag-specific antibodies. Due to their small size, epitope tags do not affect the tagged protein’s biochemical properties. Most often sequences encoding the epitope tag are included with target DNA at the time of cloning to produce fusion proteins containing the epitope tag sequence. This allows anti-epitope tag antibodies to serve as universal detection reagents for any tag containing protein produced by recombinant means. This means that anti-epitope tag antibodies are a useful alternative to generating specific antibodies to identify, immunoprecipitate or immunoaffinity purify a recombinant protein. The anti-epitope tag antibody is usually functional in a variety of antibody-dependent experimental procedures. Expression vectors producing epitope tag fusion proteins are available for a variety of host expression systems including bacteria, yeast, insect and mammalian cells.
  • Cellular localization
  • Alternative names
    • c-myc tag antibody
    • Myc Epitope Tag antibody


This product has been referenced in:
  • Czarna A  et al. Single-cell analysis of the fate of c-kit-positive bone marrow cells. NPJ Regen Med 2:27 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 29302361) »
  • Rutkowska-Wlodarczyk I  et al. A proteomic analysis reveals the interaction of GluK1 ionotropic kainate receptor subunits with Go proteins. J Neurosci 35:5171-9 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25834043) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Western blot
Loading amount
35 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Liver)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

Abcam user community

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Submitted May 16 2014

A replacement vial is being sent to you and you should receive it tomorrow. For your record it is order# 39089. I did receive some information from the antibody's originator which I hope will also help you out concerning cell fixation. "We have fou...

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Thank you for your patience. I was away on vacation and could not get back to you earlier. We have had no other complaints regarding this antibody. You're getting absolutely no signal? Are you doing antigen retrieval? You stated that your cells are ...

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I looked at the tracking for Fed Ex and it states that the package was delivered on Feb 25 at 11am and signed for by L. Kim. Although the antibody arrived a day late, it should not affect the antibody (it should have still been cold). If you continue t...

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We don't have an unlabeled goat anti-chicken IgY antibody (all of ours are conjugated). Aves lab has one: Cat.# U-1010. If you have any more questions, please contact us again.

I contacted the supplier of ab172, and they provided me with the following information. Chicken IgY's lack an Fc domain in the "nu" heavy chain which where proteins A and G normally bind. Consequently, protein A/G-Agarose cannot be used directly t...

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I'm afraid that I don't know of anyone who has used the c-myc antibodies for immunofluorescence in yeast, either. Sorry.

Dear Kathleen, has Aves replied to this yet? If not their direct email is: info@aveslab.com


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