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Anti-acetyl-Histone H4 Antibody

Synonym: H4 histone family, member A, histone 1, H4a, histone cluster 1, H4a

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories AC-AC, Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Primary Antibodies
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   ChIP: suitable
  immunocytochemistry: suitable
  western blot: suitable
species reactivity   eukaryotes, Tetrahymena sp., human, human, Tetrahymena sp.
shipped in   dry ice
antibody form   serum
isotype   IgG
antibody product type   primary antibodies
Quality Level   100
mfr. no.   Upstate®
NCBI accession no.   NM_175054
UniProt accession no.   P62805


General description

Histone H4 is one of the 5 main histone proteins involved in the structure of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Featuring a main globular domain and a long N terminal tail H4 is involved with the structure of the nucleosomes of the ′beads on a string′ structure. Acetylation of histone H4 occurs at several different lysine positions in the histone tail and is performed by a family of enzymes known as Histone Acetyl Transferases (HATs).


Acetylated histone H4, acetylated histone H2B from Tetrahymena and weakly cross-reacts with acetylated histone H2B from HeLa cells, may cross-react with other acetylated proteins.

Other species not tested, but expected to cross-react since Histone H4 is well conserved.


Epitope: a.a. 2-19

KLH-conjugated peptide corresponding to a.a. 2-19 of Tetrahymena histone H4 [AGGAcKGGAcKGMGAcKVGAAcKRHS-C], acetylated on lysines 5, 8, 12 and 16.


Chromatin Immunoprecipitation:
5-10 μL of this lot immunoprecipitated transcriptionally active chromatin containing acetylated histone H4 from 2 X 106 serum stimulated HeLa cells.

Research Category
Epigenetics & Nuclear Function

Research Sub Category

Target description

10 kDa

Physical form


Whole antiserum containing 0.05% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at -20°C from date of receipt.
Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.


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Routinely evaluated by western blot on Tetrahymena macronuclei or acid extracted proteins from HeLa cells treated with 5 mM sodium butyrate.

Western Blot Analysis:
1:2000 dilution of this lot detected acetylated histone H4 in acid extracted proteins from HeLa cells treated with 5 mM sodium butyrate. Sodium butyrate, an inhibitor of deacetylases, was used to enhance detection of acetylated histone H4.

Analysis Note

TSA-treated Jurkat cells. For a negative control, perform a no-antibody immunoprecipitation by incubating the supernatant fraction with 60μl of Salmon Sperm DNA/Protein A Agarose- 50% Slurry. Transcriptionally unactivated DNA samples should be prepared as controls for PCR.

Other Notes

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

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