• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to MyoD1
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISA, ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: Cow, Pig, Rhesus monkey
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 300 to the C-terminus of Human MyoD1.

    Read Abcam's proprietary immunogen policy (Peptide available as ab66473.)

  • Positive control

    • This antibody gave a positive signal in Mouse Skeletal Muscle tissue lysate as well as the Human Rhabdomyosarcoma Cell Line Rh30.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab64159 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
Sandwich ELISA Use a concentration of 0.1 µg/ml. Can be paired for Sandwich ELISA with Mouse monoclonal [5.2F] to MyoD1 (ab16148). For sandwich ELISA, use this antibody as Detection at 0.5 µg/ml with Mouse monoclonal [5.2F] to MyoD1 (ab16148) as Capture.
ICC/IF 1/250.
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 45 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 34 kDa).


  • Function

    Involved in muscle differentiation (myogenic factor). Induces fibroblasts to differentiate into myoblasts. Activates muscle-specific promoters. Interacts with and is inhibited by the twist protein. This interaction probably involves the basic domains of both proteins.
  • Sequence similarities

    Contains 1 basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain.
  • Post-translational

    Acetylated by a complex containing EP300 and PCAF. The acetylation is essential to activate target genes. Conversely, its deacetylation by SIRT1 inhibits its function.
    Ubiquitinated on the N-terminus; which is required for proteasomal degradation.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • bHLHc1 antibody
    • Class C basic helix-loop-helix protein 1 antibody
    • MYF 3 antibody
    • Myf-3 antibody
    • MYF3 antibody
    • Myoblast determination protein 1 antibody
    • Myod 1 antibody
    • MYOD antibody
    • MYOD1 antibody
    • MYOD1_HUMAN antibody
    • Myogenic differentiation 1 antibody
    • Myogenic factor 3 antibody
    • Myogenic factor MYF 3 antibody
    • Myogenin D1 antibody
    • PUM antibody
    see all


  • ab64159 staining MyoD1 in Mouse primary adult muscle stem cells (satellite cells) by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with 0.2% Triton X-100 and blocked with 5% serum for 45 minutes at 21°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/250 in 5% Goat serum + 2% BSA + 0.2% Triton X-100) for 18 hours at 4°C. An Alexa Fluor® 568-conjugated Goat anti-mouse IgG polyclonal (1/500) was used as the secondary antibody.

    See Abreview

  • All lanes : Anti-MyoD1 antibody (ab64159) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : Skeletal Muscle (Mouse) Tissue Lysate at 20 µg
    Lane 2 : Rh30 Whole Cell Lysate at 5 µg

    All lanes : Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) at 1/50000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 34 kDa
    Observed band size: 45 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
    Additional bands at: 47 kDa (possible post-translational modification)

    Exposure time: 1 minute

    This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 50 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 2% Bovine Serum Albumin before being incubated with ab64159 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using an anti-rabbit antibody conjugated to HRP, and visualised using ECL development solution ab133406.

    ab64159 detects a band at 45 kDa, while this differs to its predicted molecular weight of 34kDa, the banding pattern observed is consistent with what has been described in the literature PMID:19352326.

  • Standard Curve for Myo-D; dilution range 1 pg/ml to 1 ug/ml using Capture Antibody Mouse monoclonal [5.2F] to MyoD1 (ab16148) at 5ug/ml and Detector Antibody Rabbit polyclonal to MyoD1 (ab64159) at 0.1ug/ml.


This product has been referenced in:

  • Zhang P  et al. Salidroside Inhibits Myogenesis by Modulating p-Smad3-Induced Myf5 Transcription. Front Pharmacol 9:209 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29593538) »
  • Mota R  et al. Increasing Cardiomyocyte Atrogin-1 Reduces Aging-Associated Fibrosis and Regulates Remodeling in Vivo. Am J Pathol 188:1676-1692 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29758183) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As

1-5 of 5 Abreviews or Q&A

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 45 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 21°C
Mouse Cell (Primary Adult Muscle Stem Cell (Satellite Cell))
Primary Adult Muscle Stem Cell (Satellite Cell)
Yes - 0.2% Triton X-100

Mr. Nicholas Legendre

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Submitted Oct 28 2013


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Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Human Cell (Adipose-derived stem cells)
Yes - Triton-X 100
Adipose-derived stem cells
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 40 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 23°C

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Submitted Jan 25 2012


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Western blot
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Skeletal muscle)
Loading amount
30 µg
Skeletal muscle
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (12% gel)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

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