• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Nephrin
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    A 14 amino acid peptide from near the carboxy terminus of human Nephrin.

  • Positive control
    • WB: HEK293 and Mouse kidney lysate. IHC: Mouse kidney tissue.
  • General notes
    Although there are publications stating this antibody works with Rat species in WB (PMID 19052104). The antibody however fail to stain the Rat kidney sections hence we have removed the species(from customer feedback). Further feedback using this antibody with Rat tissues would be very welcome



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab58968 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
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 - 10 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB Use a concentration of 0.5 - 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 85 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 138 kDa).


  • Function
    Seems to play a role in the development or function of the kidney glomerular filtration barrier. Regulates glomerular vascular permeability. May anchor the podocyte slit diaphragm to the actin cytoskeleton. Plays a role in skeletal muscle formation through regulation of myoblast fusion.
  • Tissue specificity
    Specifically expressed in podocytes of kidney glomeruli.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in NPHS1 are the cause of nephrotic syndrome type 1 (NPHS1) [MIM:256300]; also known as Finnish congenital nephrosis (CNF). A renal disease characterized clinically by proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, and edema. Kidney biopsies show non-specific histologic changes such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and diffuse mesangial proliferation. Some affected individuals have an inherited steroid-resistant form and progress to end-stage renal failure.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily.
    Contains 1 fibronectin type-III domain.
    Contains 8 Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains.
  • Developmental stage
    In 23-week-old embryo found in epithelial podocytes of the periphery of mature and developing glomeruli.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated on tyrosine residues.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell membrane. Predominantly located at podocyte slit diaphragm between podocyte foot processes. Also associated with podocyte apical plasma membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • CNF antibody
    • Nephrin antibody
    • Nephrosis 1 congenital Finnish type antibody
    • Nephrosis 1, congenital, Finnish type (nephrin) antibody
    • NPHN antibody
    • NPHN_HUMAN antibody
    • NPHS 1 antibody
    • Nphs1 antibody
    • Renal glomerulus specific cell adhesion receptor antibody
    • Renal glomerulus-specific cell adhesion receptor antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-Nephrin antibody (ab58968) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : mouse kidney tissue lysate
    Lane 2 : mouse kidney tissue lysate with blocking peptide

    Lysates/proteins at 15 µg per lane.

    Predicted band size: 138 kDa
    Observed band size: 100 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    The difference in MW size could be due to modification to the protein or just aberrant migration.
  • ab58968, at a concentration of 1 µg/ml, staining Nephrin in mouse kidney tissue by Immunohistochemistry.
  • All lanes : Anti-Nephrin antibody (ab58968)

    Lane 1 : HEK293 cell lysate
    Lane 2 : Mouse kidney lysate

    Predicted band size: 138 kDa

  • Anti-Nephrin antibody (ab58968) at 0.5 µg/ml + Mouse kidney tissue lysate at 56 µg with Milk at 5 %

    HRP conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG monoclonal at 1/1000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 138 kDa
    Observed band size: 85 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    Exposure time: 30 seconds

    See Abreview


This product has been referenced in:
  • Zhang L  et al. PGC-1a ameliorates kidney fibrosis in mice with diabetic kidney disease through an antioxidative mechanism. Mol Med Rep 17:4490-4498 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29344670) »
  • van de Lest NA  et al. Nephrin Loss Can Be Used to Predict Remission and Long-term Renal Outcome in Patients With Minimal Change Disease. Kidney Int Rep 3:168-177 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29340328) »

See all 35 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Loading amount
56 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (4-20% Tris Glycin)
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (Kidney)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Aug 06 2013

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Mouse Tissue lysate - whole (kidney)
Loading amount
10 µg
Gel Running Conditions
Non-reduced Denaturing (7.5%)
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

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Submitted Mar 24 2011


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