Actin Antibody (647)


Western Blot: Actin Antibody (647) [NBP1-42279] - analysis of Actin in HeLa and HEK 293 cell lysates (30ug/lane) using anti-Actin antibody. Image from verified customer review.

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Reactivity RtSpecies Glossary
Applications IHC, IHC-Fr
This product is unpurified. The exact concentration of antibody is not quantifiable.

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Actin Antibody (647) Summary

The antibody reacts with the Actin antigen.
In addition to the intermediate filaments, the cytoskeleton contains contractile micro filaments. These proteins occur in most cell types, but more abundantly in muscle cells and myoepithelial cells. There are three types of contractile proteins: actin, myosin and tubuli. This antibody reacts in immunoblots with one single protein band which is corre?sponding to actin. Antigen origin: cell preparation of chicken skeletal muscle. Antigen location: cytoplasm.
Tissue culture supernatant
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Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
No buffer
0.1% Sodium Azide
Tissue culture supernatant


  • Immunohistochemistry 1:10-1:500
  • Immunohistochemistry-Frozen 1:10-1:500
Application Notes
This antibody is useful in immunohistochemistry on frozen sections. Not useful for paraffin embedded tissue.Working dilution of 1:5-1:10 is advised but the optimal dilution should be tested by serial dilution. Positive control: muscle, chicken myofibrils.
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Alternate Names for Actin Antibody (647)

  • ACTA
  • actin, alpha 1, skeletal muscle
  • alpha skeletal muscle actin
  • alpha skeletal muscle
  • alpha-actin-1
  • ASMA
  • CFTD
  • MPFD
  • NEM1
  • NEM2
  • NEM3


Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility, and maintenance of the cytoskeleton. In vertebrates, three main groups of actin isoforms, alpha, beta and gamma have been identified. The alpha actins are found in muscle tissues and are a major constituent of the contractile apparatus. The beta and gamma actins co-exist in most cell types as components of the cytoskeleton, and as mediators of internal cell motility. Actin, gamma 1, encoded by this gene, is a cytoplasmic actin found in nonmuscle cells.


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.

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We have 1 review tested in 1 application: WB.

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ApplicationWestern Blot
Sample TestedHeLa and HEK 293 cells


Blocking Details4 % BSA in TBST

Primary Anitbody

Dilution RatioDiluted 1:1000 times

Secondary Antibody

Secondary DescriptionGoat Anti-Mouse IgG HRP Affinity Purified PAb (R&D Systems)
Secondary Manufacturer Cat#HAF007
Secondary ConcentrationDilution: 5,000 times


Detection NotesOne-hour Western detection system (Genscript), 20 sec exposure

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  1. I am interested in buying an Actin antibody to use in Western blot as a loading control. We would like to use it on rat heart samples. Can you make a recommendation?
    • I would recommend the Actin Antibody (mAbGEa) catalog # NB100-74340. This antibody works great as a loading control in Western blot and has been validated for use with rat samples.

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Actin Dynamics and Endocytic Trafficking
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