Anti-PGC-1α Mouse mAb (4C1.3)

liquid, clone 4C1.3, Calbiochem®

Anti-Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor- γ Coactivator 1 α

storage conditions

= -70C

Quality Level

biological source


antibody product type

primary antibodies


4C1.3, monoclonal



does not contain


species reactivity

human, rat, mouse



storage condition

OK to freeze
avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles



General description

Protein G purified mouse monclonal antibody. Recognizes the endogenous forms of PGC-1α, which includes the ~113 kDa PGC-1α protein and the ~38 kDa splice variant.
Recognizes the endogenous forms of PGC-1α, which includes the ~113 kDa PGC-1α protein and the ~38 kDa splice variant, in brown adipose tissue, liver, and kidney.
PGC-1α is a co-activator of PPARα, PPARγ, and other transcription factors and regulates the transcriptonal program of adaptive thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue, hepatic/renal gluconeogenesis, and muscle fiber type switching. The full-length protein is 113 kDa and is induced in brown adipose tissue by cold exposure, in liver and kidney by fasting, and in skeletal muscle by exercise. Alternative splicing of the full-length gene produces a 270 aa N-terminal splice variant that migrates at ~38 kDa and is induced by the same physiological signals that induce expression of the full-length protein. The N-terminal PGC-1α splice variant is also subject to post translational modifications that alter its migration and apparent molecular weight.
This Anti-PGC-1α Mouse mAb (4C1.3) is validated for use in Immunoblotting, Immunocytochemistry, Immunoprecipitation, Paraffin Sections for the detection of PGC-1α.


a recombinant protein consisting of amino acids 1-120 of mouse PGC-1α


1 set in Plastic ampoule


Immunoblotting (1 µg/ml)

Immunocytochemistry (5-10 µg/ml)

Immunoprecipitation (10 µg/ml)

Paraffin Sections (whole mount) (see application references)


Toxicity: Multiple Toxicity Values, refer to MSDS (O)

Physical form

One vial of 100 µg antibody in 50 mM PBS, see vial for lot-specific concentration. One vial of NT-PGC-1α Positive Control, supplied as 25 µl whole cell extract in RIPA buffer containing 10 mM &beta-mercaptoethanol and 1% SDS; load 10 µl per lane; add sample buffer prior to SDS-PAGE loading.


Following initial thaw, aliquot and freeze (-70°C).

Other Notes

Endogenous PGC-1α is found primarily in the nucleus and NT-PGC-1α is found in both cytosolic and nuclear fractions. Antibody should be titrated for optimal results in individual systems.
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