Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [EPR1337(2)] to VASP - BSA and Azide free
- Suitable for: WB, IP
- Knockout validated
- Reacts with: Human
Product nameAnti-VASP antibody [EPR1337(2)] - BSA and Azide free
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [EPR1337(2)] to VASP - BSA and Azide free
Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IPmore details
Unsuitable for: IHC-P
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Synthetic peptide (the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) corresponding to Human VASP aa 50-150.
- WB: HeLa, Jurkat, HEK293, 293T, HepG2, THP-1 and human platelet lysates. IP: HEK293 cell lysate.
Ab231823 is the carrier-free version of ab109321. This format is designed for use in antibody labeling, including fluorochromes, metal isotopes, oligonucleotides, enzymes.
Our carrier-free formats are supplied in a buffer free of BSA, sodium azide and glycerol for higher conjugation efficiency.
Use our conjugation kits for antibody conjugates that are ready-to-use in as little as 20 minutes with <1 minute hands-on-time and 100% antibody recovery: available for fluorescent dyes, HRP, biotin and gold.
ab231823 is compatible with the Maxpar® Antibody Labeling Kit from Fluidigm.
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C. Do Not Freeze.
Storage bufferpH: 7.2
Concentration information loading...
PurityProtein A purified
KO cell lines
KO cell lysates
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab231823 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|WB||Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 40 kDa.|
|IP||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
FunctionEna/VASP proteins are actin-associated proteins involved in a range of processes dependent on cytoskeleton remodeling and cell polarity such as axon guidance, lamellipodial and filopodial dynamics, platelet activation and cell migration. VASP promotes actin filament elongation. It protects the barbed end of growing actin filaments against capping and increases the rate of actin polymerization in the presence of capping protein. VASP stimulates actin filament elongation by promoting the transfer of profilin-bound actin monomers onto the barbed end of growing actin filaments. Plays a role in actin-based mobility of Listeria monocytogenes in host cells. Regulates actin dynamics in platelets and plays an important role in regulating platelet aggregation.
Tissue specificityHighly expressed in platelets.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the Ena/VASP family.
Contains 1 WH1 domain.
DomainThe EVH2 domain is comprised of 3 regions. Block A is a thymosin-like domain required for G-actin binding. The KLKR motif within this block is essential for the G-actin binding and for actin polymerization. Block B is required for F-actin binding and subcellular location, and Block C for tetramerization.
The WH1 domain mediates interaction with XIRP1.
modificationsMajor substrate for cAMP-dependent (PKA) and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) in platelets. The preferred site for PKA is Ser-157, the preferred site for PKG, Ser-239. In ADP-activated platelets, phosphorylation by PKA or PKG on Ser-157 leads to fibrinogen receptor inhibition. Phosphorylation on Thr-278 requires prior phosphorylation on Ser-157 and Ser-239. In response to phorbol ester (PMA) stimulation, phosphorylated by PKC/PRKCA. In response to thrombin, phosphorylated by both PKC and ROCK1. Phosphorylation at Thr-278 by AMPK does not require prior phosphorylation at Ser-157 or Ser-239. Phosphorylation modulates F-actin binding, actin filament elongation and platelet activation. Carbon monoxide (CO) promotes phosphorylation at Ser-157, while nitric oxide (NO) promotes phosphorylation at Ser-157, but also at Ser-239. Response to NO and CO is blunted in platelets from diabetic patients, and VASP is not phosphorylated efficiently at Ser-157 and Ser-239.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Cell junction > focal adhesion. Cell projection > lamellipodium membrane. Cell projection > filopodium membrane. Targeted to stress fibers and focal adhesions through interaction with a number of proteins including MRL family members. Localizes to the plasma membrane in protruding lamellipodia and filopodial tips. Stimulation by thrombin or PMA, also translocates VASP to focal adhesions. Localized along the sides of actin filaments throughout the peripheral cytoplasm under basal conditions.
- Information by UniProt
- Vasodilator stimulated phosphoprotein antibody
- Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein antibody
- VASP antibody
- VASP_HUMAN antibody
All lanes : Anti-VASP antibody [EPR1337(2)] (ab109321) at 1/1000 dilution
Lane 1 : Wild-type HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
Lane 2 : VASP knockout HeLa (Human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate
Lane 3 : HepG2 (Human liver hepatocellular carcinoma cell line) whole cell lysate
Lane 4 : Jurkat (Human T cell leukemia cell line from peripheral blood) whole cell lysate
Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.
All lanes : Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preadsorbed (ab216773) at 1/10000 dilution
Predicted band size: 40 kDa
Observed band size: 46 kDa why is the actual band size different from the predicted?
This data was developed using ab109321, the same antibody clone in a different buffer formulation.
ab109321 Anti-VASP antibody [EPR1337(2)] was shown to specifically react with VASP in wild-type HeLa cells. Loss of signal was observed when knockout cell line ab265892 (knockout cell lysate ab257792) was used. Wild-type and VASP knockout samples were subjected to SDS-PAGE. ab109321 and Anti-GAPDH antibody [6C5] - Loading Control (ab8245) were incubated overnight at 4°C at 1 in 1000 dilution and 1 in 20000 dilution respectively. Blots were developed with Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preadsorbed (ab216773) and Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preadsorbed (ab216776) secondary antibodies at 1 in 20000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.
ab109321 (purified) at 1/30 immunoprecipitating VASP in HEK293 cell lysate (Lane 1). Lane 2 - rabbit monoclonal IgG instead of ab109321 in HEK293 lysates. For western blotting, a peroxidase-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) was used as the secondary antibody (1/1500).
Blocking buffer and concentration: 5% NFDM/TBST.
Diluting buffer and concentration: 5% NFDM /TBST.
This data was developed using the same antibody clone in a different buffer formulation containing PBS, BSA, glycerol, and sodium azide (ab109321).
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.
ab231823 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.