• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to TAZ
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Cow, Dog, Pig, Chimpanzee, Macaque monkey, Gorilla, Chinese hamster, Orangutan
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human TAZ aa 1-100 conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin.
    (Peptide available as ab139965)

  • Positive control

    • This antibody gave a positive signal in both HeLa and A549 whole cell lysates within Western Blot. This antibody also gave a positive result in IHC in the following FFPE tissue: Human normal kidney.


  • Form

  • Storage instructions

    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer

    pH: 7.40
    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
    Constituent: PBS
    Note: Batches of this product that have a concentration < 1mg/ml may have BSA added as a stabilising agent. If you would like information about the formulation of a specific lot, please contact our scientific support team who will be happy to help.
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  • Purity

    Immunogen affinity purified
  • Clonality

  • Isotype

  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab110239 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
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 53 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 44 kDa).
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • Function

    Transcriptional coactivator which acts as a downstream regulatory target in the Hippo signaling pathway that plays a pivotal role in organ size control and tumor suppression by restricting proliferation and promoting apoptosis. The core of this pathway is composed of a kinase cascade wherein MST1/MST2, in complex with its regulatory protein SAV1, phosphorylates and activates LATS1/2 in complex with its regulatory protein MOB1, which in turn phosphorylates and inactivates YAP1 oncoprotein and WWTR1/TAZ. WWTR1 enhances PAX8 and NKX2-1/TTF1-dependent gene activation. Regulates the nuclear accumulation of SMADS and has a key role in coupling them to the transcriptional machinery such as the mediator complex. Regulates embryonic stem-cell self-renewal, promotes cell proliferation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
  • Tissue specificity

    Highly expressed in kidney, heart, placenta and lung. Expressed in the thyroid tissue.
  • Sequence similarities

    Contains 1 WW domain.
  • Domain

    The PDZ-binding motif is essential for stimulated gene transcription. It localizes the protein into both punctate nuclear foci and plasma membrane-associated complexes.
    Binds to transcription factors via its WW domain.
  • Post-translational

    Phosphorylated by LATS2 and STK3/MST2. Phosphorylation by LATS2 results in creation of 14-3-3 binding sites, retention in the cytoplasm, and functional inactivation. Phosphorylation results in the inhibition of transcriptional coactivation through YWHAZ-mediated nuclear export.
  • Cellular localization

    Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Concentrates along specific portions of the plasma membrane, and accumulates in punctate nuclear bodies. When phosphorylated, is retained in cytoplasm by YWHAZ. Can be retained in the nucleus by MED15.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • DKFZP586I1419 antibody
    • FLJ27004 antibody
    • FLJ45718 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215994 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215995 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215996 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000216001 antibody
    • TAZ antibody
    • Transcriptional co activator with PDZ binding motif antibody
    • Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ binding motif antibody
    • Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif antibody
    • WW domain containing transcription regulator 1 antibody
    • WW domain containing transcription regulator protein 1 antibody
    • WW domain-containing transcription regulator protein 1 antibody
    • WWTR 1 antibody
    • WWTR1 antibody
    • WWTR1_HUMAN antibody
    see all


  • IHC image of TAZ staining in Human normal kidney 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 ab110239, 1µg/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.

  • All lanes : Anti-TAZ antibody (ab110239) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : A549 (Human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 2 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate
    Lane 3 : A549 (Human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cell line) Whole Cell Lysate with Immunising peptide at 1 µg/ml
    Lane 4 : HeLa (Human epithelial carcinoma cell line) Whole Cell Lysate with Immunising peptide at 1 µg/ml

    Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) preadsorbed (ab97080) at 1/5000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 44 kDa
    Observed band size: 53 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
    Additional bands at: 36 kDa, 41 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

    Exposure time: 4 minutes


This product has been referenced in:

  • Zhan M  et al. Prognostic significance of a component of the Hippo pathway, TAZ, in human uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Oncol Lett 11:3611-3616 (2016). IHC . Read more (PubMed: 27284362) »
  • Xiao H  et al. TAZ regulates cell proliferation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition of human hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Sci 106:151-9 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25495189) »
See all 3 Publications for this product

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