Western blot analysis of mouse C2C12 cells untreated (lanes 1 & 3), or treated with pervanadate (1 mM) for 30 min (lanes 2 & 4). The blot was probed with anti-Actin (N-terminal) antibody (lanes 1 & 2) or anti-Actin (Tyr-53) antibody (lanes 3 & 4).
Anti-Actin (N-terminal region) Antibody
Bulk Order Anti-Actin (N-terminal region) Antibody
Actin (N-terminal region)
Actin is a major cytoskeletal protein involved in diverse cellular functions including cell motility, adhesion, and morphology. Six different actin isoforms have been identified in vertebrates. There are four α isoforms: skeletal, cardiac, and two smooth muscle (enteric and aortic) actins, along with two cytoplasmic actins (β and γ). Actin exists in two principal forms, globular, monomeric (G) actin, and filamentous polymeric (F) actin. The assembly and disassembly of actin filaments, and also their organization into functional networks, is regulated by a variety of actin-binding proteins (ABPs). Phosphorylation may also be important for regulating actin assembly and interaction with ABPs. In Dictyostelium, phosphorylation of Tyr-53 occurs in response to cell stress and this phosphorylation may alter actin polymerization. In B cells, SHP-1 tyrosine dephosphorylation of actin leads to actin filament depolymerization following BCR stimulation.
Antigen Affinity Purified
ICC, IHC, IP, WB
Actin synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues in the N-terminal region of human β actin. This sequence is identical to similar regions in all four α actins, as well as in γ actin, and is well conserved in actins from most eukaryotic species.
Chicken, Human, Mouse, Rat
Storage at -20°C is recommended, as aliquots may be taken without freeze/thawing due to presence of 50% glycerol. Stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.
PBS + 1 mg/ml BSA, 0.05% NaN3 and 50% glycerol
This antibody detects a 42 kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of Actin on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of human A431, SYF, and HUVEC cells, as well as mouse C2C12 cells.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.