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The anti-beta-actin monoclonal antibody can be used to analyze beta-actin protein expression in experimental cells by immunofluorescence and western blot and has been specifically used in combination with beta-actin siRNA control to study the specificity and effectiveness of the RNA Interference (RNAi) effect at the protein level.
The antibody reacts with beta-actin expressing cells in human, bovine, sheep, pig, rabbit, cat, dog, mouse, rat, guinea pig, chicken, carp, leech and fruit fly tissues, but not in amoeba.
Use Anti-beta-actin for detection of beta-actin by ELISA, immunohistology, western blotting, and immunofluorescence. The antibody specifically recognizes beta-actin in a wide variety of tissues and species using immunoblotting, immunofluorescent staining of cultured cell lines, and immunohistochemistry. The epitope recognized by the antibody is resistant to formalin-fixation and paraffin-embedding. Ethanol, B5, methacarn, or Bouin's solutions may also be used as fixatives.
Beta actin is one of six actin isoforms which have been identified. Beta actin is a non-muscle cytoskeletal protein in all human cell types and is involved in cell motility, structure, and integrity. There are six different actin isoforms in human. The beta isoform of actin, along with gamma actin, coexist in most cell types as components of the cyto-skeleton. Beta actins are cytoplasmic proteins ubuquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells. Polymerization of globular actin (G-actin) leads to a structural filament (F-actin) in the form of two stranded helix. Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in cell motility, structure and integrity. Because beta actin is ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells, it is frequently used as a loading control for assays involving protein detection, such as Western blotting. Antibodies to beta-actin provide a specific and useful tool in studying the intracellular distribution of beta-actin and the static and dynamic aspects of the cytoskeleton.
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Protein Aliases: actin, alpha 1, skeletal muscle; actin, beta; actin, beta, cytoplasmic; Actin, cytoplasmic 1; Actin, cytoplasmic 1, N-terminally processed; Atcb; beta actin; beta cytoskeletal actin; Beta-actin; Cap Z; capZ beta; cytoplasmic 1; cytoskeletal protein; cytoskeleton actin; gamma actin; gamma non-muscle actin; PS1TP5-binding protein 1
Gene Aliases: ACT-5; ACTA1; ACTB; actin; Bact; BOS_22932; BRWS1; PS1TP5BP1; RCJMB04_4h19