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Anti-Tubulin Antibody, Detyrosinated

Chemicon®, from rabbit

Glu Tubulin

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies



purified by

affinity chromatography

species reactivity

rat, human, sea urchin, plant, mouse

should not react with

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

species reactivity (predicted by homology)





immunocytochemistry: suitable
immunohistochemistry: suitable (paraffin)
western blot: suitable

NCBI accession no.

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

Gene Information

human ... TUBA1A(7846)

General description

Microtubules are involved in a wide variety of cellular activities ranging from mitosis and transport events to cell movement and the maintenance of cell shape. Tubulin itself is a globular protein which consists of two polypeptides (alpha and beta tubulin). Alpha and beta tubulin dimers are assembled to 13 protofilaments that form a microtubule of 22 nm diameter. Tyrosine ligase ads a C-terminal tyrosin to monomeric alpha tubulin. Assembled microtubules can again be detyrosinated by a cytoskeleton associated carboxypeptidase. Detyrosinated alpha tubulin is referred to as Glu-tubulin. Another post-translational modification of detyrosinated alpha tubulin is C-terminal polyglutamylation which is characteristic for microtubules in neuronal cells and the mitotic spindle.


Expected to cross-react with mammals, sea urchin, plants, not yeast (Paturle-Lafanechere, L., 1991).
The antibody specifically recognizes the detyrosinated form (Glu tubulin) of the tubulin alpha chain (Bianchi, M., 2006; Goulimari, P., 2005).


Peptide corresponding to the C-terminal of Glu tubulin.


Research Category
Cell Structure
Research Sub Category
Cytoskeletal Signaling
Anti-Tubulin Antibody, Detyrosinated is an antibody against Tubulin for use in IC, IH(P) and WB.
A previous lot was used on either frozen or paraffin embedded, fixed tissue (Gundersen, G.G., 1984): 1:200-1:500 dilution.

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by the end user.


Routinely evaluated by Western Blot on L6 lysate lysates.

Western Blot Analysis: 1:500 dilution of this lot detected detyrosinated tubulin on 10 μg of L6 lysate.

Target description

50 kDa

Physical form

Affinity purified immunoglobulin
Purified rabbit polyclonal in buffer containing liquid PBS.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 6 months at -20°C in undiluted aliquots from date of receipt.

Handling Recommendations:
Upon first thaw, and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution. Aliquot into microcentrifuge tubes and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage IgG and affect product performance.

Analysis Note

Hela Whole Cell Lysate.

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Legal Information

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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