HP1 alpha Antibody [DyLight 650]


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Reactivity HuSpecies Glossary
Applications WB
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HP1 alpha Antibody [DyLight 650] Summary

A synthetic peptide containing an N-terminal region of human HP1 alpha (within residues 1-100). [Swiss-Prot P45973]
Heterochromatin Marker
IgG purified
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DyLight 650
DyLight 650 (A=652, E=672)
50mM Sodium Borate
0.05% Sodium Azide
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IgG purified


Application Notes
This HP1 alpha antibody is useful for Western blot analysis, where a band is seen at ~20 kDa.

The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
Theoretical MW
20 kDa

Reactivity Notes

Human. Expected to react with mouse, Arabidopsis suecica, Rye and Triticum aestivum due to sequence homology.


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Alternate Names for HP1 alpha Antibody [DyLight 650]

  • Antigen p25
  • chromobox homolog 5 (Drosophila HP1 alpha)
  • chromobox homolog 5 (HP1 alpha homolog, Drosophila)
  • chromobox homolog 5
  • chromobox protein homolog 5
  • Heterochromatin protein 1 homolog alpha
  • heterochromatin protein 1-alpha
  • HP1 alpha homolog
  • HP1 alpha
  • HP1
  • HP1A
  • HP1Hs alpha
  • HP1Hs-alpha


Heterochromatin protein-1 (HP1) is a methyl-lysine binding protein localized at heterochromatin sites, where it mediates gene silencing. It has been shown that mammalian methyltransferases that selectively methylate histone H3 on lysine-9 generate a binding site for HP1 proteins, a family of heterochromatic adaptor molecules implicated in both gene silencing and supranucleosomal chromatin structure. High-affinity in vitro recognition of a methylated histone H3 peptide by HP1 requires a functional chromodomain. Thus, the HP1 chromodomain is a specific interaction motif for the methyl epitope on lysine-9 of histone H3. In vivo, heterochromatin association of HP1 proteins is lost in Suv39h double-null primary mouse fibroblasts but is restored after reintroduction of a catalytically active SUV39H1 HMTase. A molecular mechanism through which the SUV39H-HP1 methylation system can contribute to the propagation of heterochromatic subdomains in native chromatin has been defined. It has been demonstrated that HP1 can bind with high affinity to histone H3 methylated at lysine-9 but not at lysine-4. The chromodomain of HP1 as its methyl-lysine-binding domain has been identified. A point mutation in the chromodomain, which destroys the gene silencing activity of HP1 in Drosophila, abolished methyl-lysine-binding activity. Genetic and biochemical analysis in S. pombe showed that the methylase activity of Clr4 (the SUV39H1 homolog) is necessary for the correct localization of Swi6 (the HP1 equivalent) at centromeric heterochromatin and for gene silencing. A stepwise model for the formation of a transcriptionally silent heterochromatin: SUV39H1 places a methyl marker on histone H3, which is then recognized by HP1 through its chromodomain has been suggested. This model may also explain the stable inheritance of the heterochromatic state. SUV39H1 and HP1 are both involved in the repressive functions of the retinoblastoma protein. Rb associates with SUV39H1 and HP1 in vivo by means of its pocket domain. SUV39H1 cooperates with Rb to repress the cyclin E promoter, and in fibroblasts that are disrupted for SUV39H1, the activity of the cyclin E and cyclin A2 genes are specifically elevated. The SUV39H1-HP1 complex is not only involved in heterochromatic silencing but also has a role in repression of euchromatic genes by Rb and perhaps other corepressor proteins.


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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Biotin Labeled NB100-2518B
DyLight 488 Labeled NB100-2518G
DyLight 550 Labeled NB100-2518R
HRP Labeled NB100-2518H

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