Anti-PCNT antibody produced in rabbit

enhanced validation

Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous glycerol solution, Ab2

Anti-Pericentrin, Anti-Pericentrin B, Anti-Kendrin
Human Protein Atlas Number:

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies



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Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies


buffered aqueous glycerol solution

species reactivity



antibody small pack of 25 μL

enhanced validation

orthogonal RNAseq
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immunofluorescence: 0.25-2 μg/mL
immunohistochemistry: 1:200-1:500

immunogen sequence




UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... PCNT(5116)

General description

PCNT (pericentrin) is a centrosomal protein mapped on chromosome 21q22.3. It is localized in the centrosome as an integral component of the pericentriolar material.


Pericentrin recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)

Biochem/physiol Actions

PCNT (pericentrin) is associated with various centrosomal activities. It forms a functional complex with pericentriolar material 1 (PCM1) in cells, which is responsible for centrosome function. In association with DISC1 (Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1), PCNT plays a vital role in the microtubule network assembly. During cytoskeleton assembly, it binds to the microtubule nucleation component, γ-tubulin, and plays a crucial role in the cell-cycle progression by directing a proper spindle organization. It has been observed that low level of PCNT alters the arrangement of mitotic spindles and leads to missegregation of chromosomes. Mutation in PCNt gene causes two autosomal recessive disorders named Seckel syndrome and Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPD II).

Features and Benefits

Prestige Antibodies® are highly characterized and extensively validated antibodies with the added benefit of all available characterization data for each target being accessible via the Human Protein Atlas portal linked just below the product name at the top of this page. The uniqueness and low cross-reactivity of the Prestige Antibodies® to other proteins are due to a thorough selection of antigen regions, affinity purification, and stringent selection. Prestige antigen controls are available for every corresponding Prestige Antibody and can be found in the linkage section.

Every Prestige Antibody is tested in the following ways:
  • IHC tissue array of 44 normal human tissues and 20 of the most common cancer type tissues.
  • Protein array of 364 human recombinant protein fragments.


Corresponding Antigen APREST73893.

Physical form

Solution in phosphate-buffered saline, pH 7.2, containing 40% glycerol and 0.02% sodium azide

Legal Information

Prestige Antibodies is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Jana Heigwer et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 527(2), 432-439 (2020-04-27)
In zebrafish, cilia movement within the Kupffer's vesicle (KV) generates a fluid flow responsible for accumulating nodal signals exclusively in the left lateral plate mesoderm, thereby initiating left-right patterning (LRP). Defects in LRP cause devastating congenital disorders including congenital heart...
Q Li et al.
Journal of cell science, 114(Pt 4), 797-809 (2001-02-15)
The centrosome is responsible for nucleating microtubules and performing other cellular roles. To define the organization of the centrosome more completely, a human anti-centrosome serum was used to screen a human cDNA library, and a cDNA encoding a >350 kDa...
Shoko Shimizu et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 377(4), 1051-1056 (2008-10-29)
Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) was identified as a novel gene disrupted by a (1;11)(q42.1;q14.3) translocation segregating with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other major mental illnesses in a Scottish family. We previously identified 446-533 amino acids of DISC1 as the kendrin-binding region...
Anita Rauch et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5864), 816-819 (2008-01-05)
Fundamental processes influencing human growth can be revealed by studying extreme short stature. Using genetic linkage analysis, we find that biallelic loss-of-function mutations in the centrosomal pericentrin (PCNT) gene on chromosome 21q22.3 cause microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPD...
Maria Piane et al.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 149A(11), 2452-2456 (2009-10-20)
We report on a 3-year-old boy with prenatal onset of proportionate dwarfism, postnatal severe microcephaly, high forehead with receded hairline, sparse scalp hair, beaked nose, mild retrognathia and hypotonia diagnosed at birth as Seckel syndrome. At age 3 years, he...

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