• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to PDE6 alpha
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-P, ICC, ICC/IF, WB, IHC-FoFrmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Sheep, Cow
    Predicted to work with: Dog, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human PDE6 alpha aa 1-16.


    (Peptide available as ab5862)

  • Positive control

    • sheep retinal extracts, mouse retinal extract (Kerov et al)



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab5659 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 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF Use at an assay dependent concentration.
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 2 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 90 kDa. representing PDE6 alpha from sheep retinal extract. A higher molecular weight band is sometimes observed using sheep retinal extracts. See Guo et al, Kerov et al for details of WB procedure.
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 19805139


  • Function

    This protein participates in processes of transmission and amplification of the visual signal.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects in PDE6A are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 43 (RP43) [MIM:613810]. RP43 is a retinal dystrophy belonging to the group of pigmentary retinopathies. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase family.
    Contains 2 GAF domains.
  • Cellular localization

    Cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • 5''-cyclic phosphodiesterase subunit alpha antibody
    • CGPR A antibody
    • GMP PDE alpha antibody
    • GMP-PDE alpha antibody
    • PDE 6 alpha antibody
    • PDE 6A antibody
    • PDE V B1 antibody
    • PDE V-B1 antibody
    • PDE6A antibody
    • PDE6A_HUMAN antibody
    • PDEA antibody
    • Phosphodiesterase 6 alpha antibody
    • Phosphodiesterase 6A alpha subunit antibody
    • Phosphodiesterase 6A antibody
    • Phosphodiesterase 6A cGMP specific rod alpha antibody
    • Retinal Rod Photoreceptor cGMP Phosphodiesterase alpha antibody
    • Rod cGMP specific 3' 5' cyclic phosphodiesterase alpha subunit antibody
    • Rod cGMP-specific 3'' antibody
    see all


  • Western blot of PDE6 alpha on sheep retinal extracts using ab5659.

  • IHC image of ab5659 staining in human renal carcinoma formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab5659, 5µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.


This product has been referenced in:

  • Wong BH  et al. Mfsd2a Is a Transporter for the Essential ?-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in Eye and Is Important for Photoreceptor Cell Development. J Biol Chem 291:10501-14 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27008858) »
  • Sarfare S  et al. Overexpression of rod photoreceptor glutamic acid rich protein 2 (GARP2) increases gain and slows recovery in mouse retina. Cell Commun Signal 12:67 (2014). WB ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 25323447) »
See all 12 Publications for this product

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