• Product name
    Anti-pan Cadherin antibody [CH-19]
    See all pan Cadherin primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [CH-19] to pan Cadherin
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, ICC/IF, IHC-P, WB, IHC-Fr, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Goat, Chicken, Guinea pig, Hamster, Cow, Cat, Dog, Human, Pig, Xenopus laevis, Sand rat, Snake, Zebrafish
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide:


    conjugated to KLH, corresponding to amino acids 889-912 of Chicken N-Cadherin (cdh2).

  • General notes

    This antibody can be used as a marker for the plasma membrane in cells which express cadherins - see reviews.

    This product is useful for the detection of members of the cadherin family or genetically engineered proteins containing the C-terminal cadherin tail, and for demonstration of adherens type cell-cell junctions regardless of their cadherin type.

    Abcam is committed to meeting high standards of ethical manufacturing and has decided to discontinue this product by June 2019 as it has been generated by the ascites method. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We would recommend antibody ab51034 as a replacement.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab6528 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
Flow Cyt Use 1-2µg for 106 cells.

ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

ICC/IF 1/100.
IHC-P 1/500. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 125-140 kDa.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.



  • Cellular localization: cell membrane. Specificity This antibody reacts with pan cadherin with a distinct 135 kDa band from a wide variety of tissues. Cadherins are members of a multigene family of single chain glycoprotein receptors mediating Ca2+ dependent cell-cell adhesion

  • All lanes : Anti-pan Cadherin antibody [CH-19] (ab6528) at 1/2000 dilution

    Lane 1 : Porcine kidney extract - whole cell lysate
    Lane 2 : Porcine RPE cells - whole cell lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 25 µg per lane.

    All lanes : An HRP-conjugated goat polyclonal to mouse IgG at 1/5000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 125-140 kDa
    Observed band size: 120 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)

    See Abreview

  • Immunofluorescent imaging of human cells (U2OS) with ab6528
    reveals the expected highly specific membranous distribution.

    IF was performed with a standard paraformaldehyde technique (fixed in
    PBS buffered PFH 4% for 5 minutes, permeabilised with 0.5% triton-PBS
    for 5 minutes, blocked with 5% milk / 0.2% tween for one hour.
    Primary antibody used at 1/100 in 5% milk / 0.2% TWEEN for one hour,
    secondary antibody for 30 minutes.  All blocking and incubation steps
    carried out at 37 degrees C.

  • ab6528 (1/1500) positively staining cadehrin in mouse kidney tissue sections, as secondary antibody goat anti mouse biotin conjugated was used. Please see accompanying abreview for additional information.

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  • Overlay histogram showing HeLa cells stained with ab6528 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab6528, 2µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed.

  • Madin Darby Bovine Kidney (MDBK) extract was separated on SDS-PAGE and probed with ab6528 at 1:2000. The antibody was developed with HRP Mouse Fab ads/HIgG conjugate and a NBT/BCIP substrate.
  • Ab6528 positively staining formaldehyde fixed HEK 293 cells at 1/200 in conjunction with goat anti mouse (Alexa 546) 1/1500.

    This image is an edited version of an image received courtesy of an Abreview submitted by Kun Liu on 19 September 2005. We do not have any further information relating to this image.

    See Abreview

  • All lanes : Anti-pan Cadherin antibody [CH-19] (ab6528) at 1/2000 dilution

    Lane 1 : ARPE-19 cells, membrane fraction
    Lane 2 : HEK 293 cells, membrane fraction

    Lysates/proteins at 25 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Goat anti-mouse conjugated to HRP at 1/5000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 125-140 kDa
    Observed band size: 135 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Additional bands at: 60 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

    Exposure time: 10 minutes

    Gel running conditions are denaturing and 10% SDS.
    Blocked using 5% milk for 30 minutes at 25°C.

    See Abreview

  • ab6528 staining pan Cadherin in mouse Cor1 cells by Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde, permeabilized with TBS, BSA, azide and Triton and blocking with 1% BSA  for 30 minutes at RT was performed. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/1500: in TBS, BSA, azide and 0.3%Triton) for 2 hours. An Alexa Fluor®546-conjugated goat polyclonal to mouse IgG was used as secondary antibody at 1/1000 dilution. The image was captured using Z-stacks/Zeiss Apotome microscope rig.

    See Abreview


This product has been referenced in:
  • Schrade K  et al. An AKAP-Lbc-RhoA interaction inhibitor promotes the translocation of aquaporin-2 to the plasma membrane of renal collecting duct principal cells. PLoS One 13:e0191423 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29373579) »
  • Boutin ME  et al. A three-dimensional neural spheroid model for capillary-like network formation. J Neurosci Methods 299:55-63 (2018). IHC-P . Read more (PubMed: 28143748) »

See all 65 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

The pan-cadherin antibody ab6528 is raised against a cytoplasmic sequence of chicken cadherin 2 (CDH2) which is conserved in Chinese hamster cadherins. So, although it will be capable of detecting CHO cadherins, detection in cells will require fixation...

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This antibody reacts extensively with all known members of the cadherin family. The cadherins migrate in the molecular weight range of 125 to 140 kDa and are tissue dependent. Therefore, Pan-Cadherin detects cadherin which have the carboxy terminal con...

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Thank you for contacting us and your interest in our products.

I would suggest that using a plasmamembrane dye or antibody capable of detecting markers of the membrane would work well in what you are trying to achieve.

We do not unf...

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That sounds very good.

Please do let me know if you have more questions or are satisfied or not satisfied with any of our products.

Thank you for your reply.
I assume you are refering to ab6528. This antibody has been used in 27 publications. The reviews are submitted by customers and the results may vary depending on samples used, species used as well as protocols used. Also,...

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Thank you for your reply.

Yes, although the datasheet states that enzymatic antigen retrieval should be used, at least 2customers publishedAbreviews were citrate buffer was employed and it worked well, too.
for human: https://www.abcam....

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