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Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle - Cy3 antibody, Mouse monoclonal

clone 1A4, purified from hybridoma cell culture

Synonym: Monoclonal Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle, SMA

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Related Categories AC-AC, Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Antibodies against Proteins, Bioactives, Markers, and Receptors for Stem Cell Biology, Antibodies against Proteins/Bioactives/Markers/Receptors for Stem Cell Biology,
conjugate   CY3 conjugate
clone   1A4, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:200 using human tonsil or appendix
species reactivity   human, frog, sheep, chicken, goat, bovine, rat, guinea pig, mouse, canine, rabbit, snake
mol wt   antigen ~42 kDa
form   buffered aqueous solution
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   2-8°C
antibody form   purified immunoglobulin
isotype   IgG2a
antibody product type   primary antibodies
storage condition   protect from light
Featured Industry   Research Pathology
UniProt accession no.   P62736
Gene Information   human ... ACTA2(59)
mouse ... Acta2(11475)
rat ... Acta2(81633)

Description

General description

Monoclonal Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle (mouse IgG2a isotype) is derived from the 1A4 hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells and splenocytes of immunized BALB/c mice.

The antibody (also known as anti-α-Sm-1) is specific for the single isoform of α-smooth muscle actin. It reacts specifically with α-smooth muscle actin in immunoblotting assays and labels smooth muscle cells in frozen or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections.

Immunogen

N-terminal synthetic decapeptide of α-smooth muscle actin.

Application

Applications in which this antibody has been used successfully, and the associated peer-reviewed papers, are given below.
Flow cytometry/Cell sorting (2 papers)
Immunocytochemistry (3 papers)
Immunofluorescence (13 papers)
Immunohistochemistry (27 papers)
Western Blotting (2 papers)

Immunocytochemistry was performed on smooth muscle cells from bovine aortas using the monoclonal anti-ACTA2 antibody. Cells were first grown on glass cover slips and fixed in 50% acetone/EtOH for 10 minutes at 4 degrees.

Paraffin embedded sections of rat testis tissue grafts were immunohistochemically stained with mouse monoclonal anti-smooth muscle actin.
IHC analysis of x-gal stained muouse cardiac tissue was performed using the primary antibody, mouse monoclonal anti-smooth muscle actin to identify myofibroblasts.

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 1% bovine serum albumin and 15 mM sodium azide, as a 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.

Legal Information

Cy is distributed under license from Amersham Biosciences Limited.

Cy3 is a trademark of GE Healthcare

Biochem/physiol Actions

Smooth muscle actin is transiently coexpressed with sarcomeric α-actin during myogenesis in chicken and rat embryos. It has been found in the ventricular conducting tract of adult mammalian heart. It is expressed in leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas and leiomyoblastomas, as well as in a proportion of rhabdomyosarcomas.

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 
2

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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