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Anti-γ-Tubulin (AK-15) antibody produced in rabbit

IgG fraction of antiserum, buffered aqueous solution

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biological source


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antibody form

IgG fraction of antiserum

antibody product type

primary antibodies




buffered aqueous solution

mol wt

antigen 48 kDa

species reactivity

rat, human, frog


immunocytochemistry: 1:1,000 using methanol-acetone fixed, cultured rat, RAT-2 cells
microarray: suitable
western blot: 1:1,000 using whole cell extract of the human epitheloid carcinoma HeLa cell line.
western blot: 1:5,000 using Xenopus eggs extract

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General description

γ-Tubulin (48 kDa) is a highly conserved protein. The microtubule cytoskeleton consists of a dynamic, highly polarized network of microtubules filaments, microtubule-associated proteins, microtubule motors, and microtubule-organizing proteins. γ-Tubulin is found as part of a large protein complex containing at least five other proteins and has a shape of a ring (γ-tubulin ring complex, γ-TuRC) that is roughly the same diameter as a microtubule.
γ-Tubulin, mapped on human chromosome 17q21.2, codes for a member of the tubulin family. It is localized to the microtubule organizing centres. γ -Tubulin consists of two isoforms tubulinγ 1 (TUBG1) and tubulin γ 2 (TUBG2) with 97.3% amino acid identity. In addition to these two isoforms, γ-tubulin pseudogene (TUBG1P) is also been identified on human chromosome 17. Human TUBG1 and TUBG2 transcripts are widely expressed in preimplantation embryos and the brain, respectively. γ -tubulin is a component of γ-tubulin ring complex (γ-TuRC), which has roughly the same diameter as a microtubule.


Anti-γ-Tubulin (AK-15) antibody produced in rabbit has been used in:
  • western blotting
  • immunocytochemistry (immunofluorescence staining
  • immunofluorescence

Anti-γ-Tubulin (AK-15) antibody produced in rabbit has been used in following studies:
  • Western blot.
  • Immunofluorescence.

Biochem/physiol Actions

γ-Tubulin nucleates microtubule assembly throughout the mammalian cell cycle in vivo. In Aspergillus nidulans, γ-tubulin facilitates attachment of microtubules to the spindle pole body, nuclear division and microtubule assembly. Ubiquitination of γ-tubulin by breast cancer 1 protein (BRCA1) is a crucial step in the regulation of centrosome number. Overexpression ofγ-tubulin is observed in lung cancer. Tubulin γ 2 (TUBG2) plays a vital role in cell growth. Aberration in the γ-tubulin gene alters microtubule assembly. The expression levels of γ-tubulin can be considered as an important prognostic indicator for patients with astrocytomas.

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 15 mM sodium azide.


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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

l-Amino acid oxidase isolated from Calloselasma rhodostoma snake venom induces cytotoxicity and apoptosis in JAK2V617F-positive cell lines
Tavares C, et al.
Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia, 38(2), 128-134 (2016)
L-Amino Acid Oxidase Isolated from B othrops pirajai Induces Apoptosis in BCR-ABL-Positive Cells and Potentiates Imatinib Mesylate Effect
Burin SM, et al.
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, 113, 103-112 (2013)
The structure of the gamma-tubulin small complex: implications of its architecture and flexibility for microtubule nucleation
Kollman JM, et al.
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 19(1), 207-215 (2008)
Hakryul Jo et al.
PloS one, 5(4), e10318-e10318 (2010-04-30)
Microtubule drugs are effective anti-cancer agents, primarily due to their ability to induce mitotic arrest and subsequent cell death. However, some cancer cells are intrinsically resistant or acquire a resistance. Lack of apoptosis following mitotic arrest is thought to contribute
L-amino acid oxidase isolated from Bothrops pirajai induces apoptosis in BCR-ABL-positive cells and potentiates imatinib mesylate effect.
Burin SM
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, 113(2), 103-112 (2013)


Antibodies to Tubulins, including Centrosome-Associated ε-Tubulin

Microtubules of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton are composed of a heterodimer of α- and β-tubulin. In addition to α-and β-tubulin, several other tubulins have been identified, bringing the number of distinct tubulin classes to seven.

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