• Product name

    Anti-WHSC2/NELF-A antibody
    See all WHSC2/NELF-A primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to WHSC2/NELF-A
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

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

    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human WHSC2/NELF-A aa 499-549. The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: Q9H3P2

  • Positive control

    • WB: HeLa whole cell lysate. IP: HeLa whole cell lysate. IHC-P: Human Placenta tissue.



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/2000 - 1/10000. Predicted molecular weight: 60 kDa.
IP Use at 2-5 µg/mg of lysate.
IHC-P 1/500 - 1/2000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.


  • Function

    Essential component of the NELF complex, a complex that negatively regulates the elongation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. The NELF complex, which acts via an association with the DSIF complex and causes transcriptional pausing, is counteracted by the P-TEFb kinase complex. Probably required to interact with the RNA polymerase II complex.
  • Tissue specificity

    Ubiquitous. Expressed in heart, brain, placenta, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas. Expressed at lower level in adult lung. Expressed in fetal brain, lung, liver and kidney.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the NELF-A family.
    Contains 1 HDAg-like domain.
  • Domain

    The HDAg-like domain is essential for transcriptional repression, and mediates the interaction with the RNA polymerase II complex.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • FLJ10442 antibody
    • FLJ25112 antibody
    • Negative elongation factor A antibody
    • Negative elongation factor polypeptide A antibody
    • NELF A antibody
    • NELF-A antibody
    • NELFA antibody
    • NELFA_HUMAN antibody
    • P/OKcl.15 antibody
    • P/OKcl15 antibody
    • WHSC 2 antibody
    • Whsc2 antibody
    • Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome candidate 2 antibody
    • Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome candidate 2 protein antibody
    • Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome candidate 2 protein antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-WHSC2/NELF-A antibody (ab85852) at 0.1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate at 50 µg
    Lane 2 : HeLa whole cell lysate at 15 µg
    Lane 3 : HeLa whole cell lysate at 5 µg

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Predicted band size: 60 kDa
    Observed band size: 60 kDa

    Exposure time: 3 minutes
  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) analysis of human placenta tissue labelling WHSC2 with ab85852 at 1/1000 (1µg/ml). Detection: DAB.
  • WHSC2/NELF-A was immunoprecipitated from HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) whole cell lysate (1 mg/IP; 20% of IP loaded/lane) using ab85852 at 3 µg/mg lysate. Western blot was performed from the immunoprecipitate using ab85852, at 1 µg/ml.

    Lane 1: ab85852 IP in HeLa whole cell lysate.
    Lane 2: Control IgG.

    Detection: Chemiluminescence with exposure times of 3 minutes



This product has been referenced in:

  • Awwad SW  et al. NELF-E is recruited to DNA double-strand break sites to promote transcriptional repression and repair. EMBO Rep 18:745-764 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28336775) »
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