Product nameNocodazole, Microtubule inhibitor
Biological descriptionMicrotubule inhibitor. Rapidly depolymerises microtubules in vivo and inhibits tubulin polymerisation in vitro. Inhibits mitosis. Also reduces stem cell pluripotency factors Oct 4 and Nanog.
Chemical nameMethyl [5-(2-thienylcarbonyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]carbamate
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in DMSO to 50 mM
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All lanes : Anti-Vimentin (phospho S56) antibody [EPR21084] (ab217673) at 1/1000 dilution
Lane 1 : Untreated HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
Lane 2 : HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) treated with 100 ng/ml nocodazole (ab120630) for 18 hours, whole cell lysate
Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.
All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/100000 dilution
Developed using the ECL technique.
Observed band size: 57 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
Exposure time: 23 seconds
Blocking/Dilution buffer: 5% NFDM/TBST.
Vimentin (phospho S56) was immunoprecipitated from 0.35 mg of HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) treated with 100 ng/ml nocodazole (ab120630) for 18 hours, whole cell lysate with ab217673 at 1/30 dilution. Western blot was performed from the immunoprecipitate using ab217673 at 1/1000 dilution. VeriBlot for IP Detection Reagent (HRP) (ab131366), was used for detection at 1/10,000 dilution.
Lane 1: HeLa treated with 100 ng/ml nocodazole (ab120630) for 18 hours, whole cell lysate 10 μg (Input).
Lane 2: ab217673 IP in HeLa treated with 100 ng/ml nocodazole (ab120630) for 18 hours, whole cell lysate.
Lane 3: Rabbit monoclonal IgG (ab172730) instead of ab217673 in HeLa treated with 100 ng/ml nocodazole (ab120630) for 18 hours, whole cell lysate.
Blocking and dilution buffer and concentration: 5% NFDM/TBST.
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab120630 has been referenced in 9 publications.
- Lee BY & Hur EM A Role of Microtubules in Oligodendrocyte Differentiation. Int J Mol Sci 21:N/A (2020). PubMed: 32033476
- Ocampo J et al. Contrasting roles of the RSC and ISW1/CHD1 chromatin remodelers in RNA polymerase II elongation and termination. Genome Res 29:407-417 (2019). PubMed: 30683752
- Tabdanov ED et al. Bimodal sensing of guidance cues in mechanically distinct microenvironments. Nat Commun 9:4891 (2018). PubMed: 30459308
- Tabdanov ED et al. Microtubule-Actomyosin Mechanical Cooperation during Contact Guidance Sensing. Cell Rep 25:328-338.e5 (2018). PubMed: 30304674
- Ramos D et al. Mechanism of Copper Uptake from Blood Plasma Ceruloplasmin by Mammalian Cells. PLoS One 11:e0149516 (2016). PubMed: 26934375
- Salemi LM et al. Characterization of RanBPM molecular determinants that control its subcellular localization. PLoS One 10:e0117655 (2015). PubMed: 25659156
- Kallas A et al. Nocodazole treatment decreases expression of pluripotency markers Nanog and Oct4 in human embryonic stem cells. PLoS One 6:e19114 (2011). PubMed: 21559451
- Musa H et al. Microtubule assembly in cultured myoblasts and myotubes following nocodazole induced microtubule depolymerisation. J Muscle Res Cell Motil 24:301-8 (2003). PubMed: 14620743
- Vasquez RJ et al. Nanomolar concentrations of nocodazole alter microtubule dynamic instability in vivo and in vitro. Mol Biol Cell 8:973-85 (1997). PubMed: 9201709