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MAB1574 Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-Polyglutamine-Expansion Diseases Marker Antibody, clone 5TF1-1C2

Anti-Polyglutamine-Expansion Diseases Marker Antibody, clone 5TF1-1C2 is an antibody against Polyglutamine-Expansion Diseases Marker for use in ELISA, IC, IH(P), IP & WB.

Synonym: Poly-Glu, PolyQ

  •  eCl@ss 32160702



Related Categories Antibodies, Primary Antibodies More...
application(s)   ELISA, Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting
brand family   Chemicon
clone   5TF1-1C2
  Monoclonal Antibody
concentration   Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
format   Ascites
host   Mouse
isotype   IgG1κ
packaging   100 µL (MAB1574)
shipped in   dry ice
species reactivity   Human
trade name   Chemicon



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Analysis Note

Huntigton′s Disease brain


ELISA: 1:1,000-1:20,000

Western Blot: 1:1,000-1:20,000

Immunohistochemistry on frozen and paraffin sections (human tissue): 1:1,000-1:20,000

Immunocytochemistry on transfected cells: 1:1,000-1:20,000 Immunoprecipitation: 1:1,000-1:20,000

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.

Research Category

Research Sub Category
Neurodegenerative Diseases

General description

Huntington’s disease (HD) belongs to a family of polyglutamine diseases, which includes dentatorubralpallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA), spinobulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) types 1–3, 6, 7 and 17. In these diseases, the non-pathogenic alleles contain fewer than approximately 35 consecutive glutamine repeats and encode a normal polyglutamine domain. In contrast, the pathogenic alleles usually contain 39 or more consecutive glutamine repeats. Higher repeat numbers lead to lower ages of onset. Patients with 40-60 glutamine repeats normally develop disease as adults, whereas patients with more than 60 repeats develop a juvenile onset disease. Each polyglutamine expansion disorder displays characteristic pathology, with neuronal loss evident in specific regions of the brain. HD results from expansions of a glutamine tract in a large cystolic protein known as huntingtin.


N-terminal part of the human TATA Box Binding Protein (TBP).


The epitope of MAB1574 was found to be a homopolymeric glutamine stretch. The original immunogen was the general transcription factor TATA Box-binding protein (TBP) which contains a 38-glns stretch (Lescure et al). Other polyglutamine-containing proteins are recognized by the MAB1574, notably those involved in several human neurodegenerative diseases caused by a CAG repeat expansion, like Huntington′s disease and spinocerebellar ataxia type 2, 3 and 7 (Trottier et al., 1995). Importantly, for proteins involved in these neurodegenerative disorders, MAB1574 showed remarkable property of detecting much better the pathological proteins that contain a polyglutamine expansion (37 glns) than the wild type proteins (Trottier et al., 1995). MAB1574 has been used to identify new neurodegenerative diseases caused by polyglutamine expansion and to help for cloning of the corresponding affected genes (Trottier 1995-1998; Imbert 1996; Stevanin 1996). MAB1574 is also able to detect intracellular inclusions, which is a hallmark of such diseases (Paulson, 1997).

Physical form

Ascites fluid containing no preservatives.


Storage and Stability

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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Protocols & Articles


Western Blot Protocol | Immunoblotting Protocol

Western Blotting refers to the electrophoretic transfer of proteins from sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gels to sheets of PVDF or nitrocellullose membrane, followed by immunodetection of prote...
Keywords: AGE, Buffers, Cell disruption, Detergents, Dialysis, Electroblotting, Electrophoresis, Enzyme activity, Gel electrophoresis, Immunoprecipitation, PAGE, Protein extraction, Purification, Sample preparations, Western blot

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