This antibody reacts with all six known vertebrate isoforms of actin (MW ~42 kDa), as well as cytoplasmic actin beta and actin gamma. This antibody is highly recommended for monitoring total protein load on Western blots.
Staining of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10-20 minutes, followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 minutes. Suggested positive controls are HeLa cells and skeletal muscle.
Actin exists as a ubiquitous protein involved with filament formation that make up large portions of the cytoskeleton. Actin filaments interact with myosin to assist in muscle contraction as well as aiding in cell motility and cytokinesis. In vertebrates there are three groups of actin isoforms: alpha, beta and gamma. The alpha actins are found in muscle tissues and are a major constituent of the contractile apparatus. The beta and gamma actins co-exists in most cell types as components of the cytoskeleton and as mediators of internal cell motility.
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Protein Aliases: a-actin; actin alpha 1; actin alpha cardiac; actin alpha cardiac 1; actin, alpha 1, skeletal muscle; Actin, alpha cardiac muscle 1; Actin, alpha cardiac muscle 1, intermediate form; Actin, alpha skeletal muscle; Actin, alpha skeletal muscle, intermediate form; actin, alpha, cardiac 1; actin, alpha, cardiac muscle 1; actin, alpha, vascular smooth muscle; Actin, aortic smooth muscle; Actin, aortic smooth muscle, intermediate form; actin, beta; Actin, cytoplasmic 1; Actin, cytoplasmic 1, N-terminally processed; Actin, cytoplasmic 2; Actin, cytoplasmic 2, N-terminally processed; Actin, cytoplasmic type 5; actin, cytoplasmic, type 5; actin, gamma 1; actin, gamma 1 propeptide; actin, gamma 2, smooth muscle, enteric; actin, gamma, cytoplasmic 1; Actin, gamma-enteric smooth muscle; Actin, gamma-enteric smooth muscle, intermediate form; actin-like protein; alpha actin 1; alpha actin 2; Alpha-actin; alpha-actin cardiac; Alpha-actin-1; Alpha-actin-2; Alpha-actin-3; Alpha-cardiac actin; alpha-sma; alpha-smooth muscle actin; alphac-actin; Atcb; beta cytoskeletal actin; Beta-actin; beta-actin FE-3; cardiac actin; cardiac muscle alpha actin 1; Cell growth-inhibiting gene 46 protein; cytoplasmic 1; cytoplasmic 2; cytoplasmic beta-actin; cytoplasmic type 5; cytoskeletal gamma-actin; deafness, autosomal dominant 20; deafness, autosomal dominant 26; epididymis luminal protein 176; gamma 1 propeptide; gamma non-muscle actin; Gamma-2-actin; Gamma-actin; gamma-enteric smooth muscle actin; nemaline myopathy type 3; pan actin; PS1TP5-binding protein 1; RP5-1068B5.2; skeletal alpha actin; smooth muscle alpha-actin; Smooth muscle gamma-actin; type 5; vascular smooth muscle alpha-actin
Gene Aliases: 0610041G09Rik; a-SMA; AA959943; AAT6; ACT; ACT-4; ACT-5; Act4; ACTA; Acta-2; ACTA1; ACTA2; ACTA3; ACTB; ACTC; Actc-1; ACTC1; ACTE; ACTG; ACTG1; ACTG2; ACTGE; actin; Actl; ACTL3; Acts; ACTSA; ACTSG; Actsk-1; ACTVS; Actx; AL023024; alphaSMA; ASD5; ASMA; Bact; beta-actin; BOS_10523; BOS_11389; BOS_19345; BOS_22932; BOS_23286; BOS_23966; BRWS1; BRWS2; CFTD; CFTD1; CFTDM; CMD1R; CMH11; cytoplasmic; DFNA20; DFNA26; E430023M04Rik; E51; GAMMA-ACTIN; GIG46; HEL-176; LVNC4; MPFD; MYMY5; NEM1; NEM2; NEM3; PS1TP5BP1; RCJMB04_1h13; RCJMB04_4h19; SHPM; SMalphaA; SMGA; VSCM
UniProt ID: (Chicken) P68139, (Human) P68133, (Bovine) P68138, (Pig) P68137, (Rabbit) P62740, (Chicken) P08023, (Bovine) P62739, (Human) P62736, (Rabbit) P29751, (Bovine) P60712, (Pig) Q6QAQ1, (Human) P60709, (Chicken) P60706, (Dog) O18840, (Human) P68032, (Bovine) Q3ZC07, (Chicken) P68034, (Human) P63261, (Chicken) P53478, (Bovine) P63258, (Bovine) Q5E9B5, (Chicken) P63270, (Human) P63267, (Mouse) P68134, (Rat) P68136, (Rat) P62738, (Mouse) P62737, (Rat) P60711, (Mouse) P60710, (Rat) P68035, (Mouse) P68033, (Mouse) P63260, (Rat) P63259, (Mouse) P63268, (Rat) P63269
Entrez Gene ID: (Chicken) 421534, (Human) 58, (Bovine) 281592, (Pig) 100154254, (Dog) 488984, (Pig) 733615, (Dog) 477587, (Rabbit) 100009271, (Chicken) 423787, (Bovine) 515610, (Human) 59, (Rabbit) 100009272, (Bovine) 280979, (Pig) 414396, (Human) 60, (Chicken) 396526, (Dog) 403580, (Pig) 397653, (Dog) 478250, (Human) 70, (Bovine) 533219, (Chicken) 423298, (Rabbit) 100340339, (Pig) 100152267, (Human) 71, (Chicken) 415296, (Dog) 475923, (Bovine) 404122, (Bovine) 281595, (Chicken) 396084, (Human) 72, (Rabbit) 100350318, (Dog) 475792, (Mouse) 11459, (Rat) 29437, (Rat) 81633, (Mouse) 11475, (Rat) 81822, (Mouse) 11461, (Rat) 29275, (Mouse) 11464, (Mouse) 11465, (Rat) 287876, (Mouse) 11468, (Rat) 25365, (Rabbit) 100009506