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Anti-Actin antibody produced in rabbit

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Related Categories AC-AC, Actin Antibodies, Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Antibodies for Cell Biology,
conjugate   unconjugated
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   indirect immunofluorescence: 1:40 using cultured chicken fibroblasts
  western blot: suitable using rabbit skeletal muscle α-actin1
species reactivity   rat, chicken, mouse, human
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
antibody form   whole antiserum
antibody product type   primary antibodies
contains   15 mM sodium azide
UniProt accession no.   P68133
Gene Information   human ... ACTA1(58)
mouse ... Acta1(11459)
rat ... Acta1(29437)

Description

General description

Actin, a highly conserved protein, is a major component of both the cytoskeletal and contractile structures in all cell types. It varies in amount, being related to the type of differentiation and to the func tional state of cells and tissues. Actin can be found in two different forms of aggregation, the globular or the fibrillar state, and at least six distinct isoforms occur in vertebrates. The actins exhibit over 90% sequence homology, but each isoform has a unique NH2-terminal sequence. The isoforms are comprised of three α actins (skeletal, cardiac, smooth), one β actin (β-non-muscle) and two γ actins (γ smooth muscle and γ non-muscle). Difficulties have been encountered in producing polyclonal antibodies due to the highly conserved nature of actin.

Rabbit Anti-Actin reacts with pure actin by counter immunoelectrophoresis. The product also stains the I-bands of stretched skeletal muscle.

Rabbit polyclonal anti-Actin antibody reacts with rat, chicken, human, and mouse actin. By immunoblotting, cross-reactivity with other proteins may be observed.

Immunogen

actin from chicken back muscle

Application

May be used for studying the intracellular distribution of actin structures and their functions in the contractile system.

Rabbit anti-actin antibody has been used for western blot assays using mouse lung homogenates and human umbilical artery endothelial cell (HUAEC) lysates.

Rabbit anti-actin antibody was used to visualize actin in human sperm smears. Samples were incubated with the antibody (1:80) for 2 hours at 37 degrees.
Fluorescent microscopy was performed on bovine fallopian tube epithilial cells to visualize actin aggregates following inoculation with c. parvum sporozites using the rabbit anti-actin antibody from Sigma.

Rabbit polyclonal anti-Actin antibody is used to tag actin for detection and quantitation by immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques. It is used as a probe to determine the presence and roles of actin in stress fibers and I-bands of skeletal muscle cells.

Physical form

Rabbit Anti-Actin is supplied as a liquid containing 0.1% sodium azide as preservative.

Disclaimer

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.

Other Notes

To view an Actin antibody selection guide, please visit www.sigmaaldrich.com/actin.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

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Protocols & Articles

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Protocols

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Keywords: AGE, Buffers, Cell disruption, Detection methods, Detergents, Dialysis, Electroblotting, Electrophoresis, Enzyme activity, Gel electrophoresis, Immunoprecipitation, PAGE, Protein extraction, Purification, Sample preparations, Western blot

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