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Anti-CRALBP Antibody, clone 3H9.1

clone 3H9.1, from mouse

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Retinaldehyde-binding protein 1, Cellular retinaldehyde-binding protein, CRALBP

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

purified antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies


3H9.1, monoclonal

species reactivity


species reactivity (predicted by homology)

human (based on 100% sequence homology)


western blot: suitable



NCBI accession no.

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... RLBP1(6017)

General description

Retinaldehyde-binding protein 1 (UniProt P12271; also known as Cellular retinaldehyde-binding protein) is encoded by the RLBP1 (also known as CRALBP) gene (Gene ID 6017) in human. CRALBP is a retinoid-binding protein expressed in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and Müller glia involved in the retinal visual cycle. Photoactivation of a visual pigment molecule in vertebrate rod and cone photoreceptors renders the pigment molecule into a bleached all-trans retinal form, which must be exported out of the photoreceptors to be converted back to the light-sensitive 11-cis retinal form in RPE cells (for both rods and cones) or in retinal Müller glia (for cones only). The 11-cis chromophore is then imported back into photoreceptors, where it combines with a free opsin to regenerate the visual pigment. CRALBP is a 36 kDa water-soluble protein that facilitates the intracellular transport of hydrophobic 11-cis retinoids. Mutations in human RLBP1 cause several autosomal recessive retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, Bothnia dystrophy, retinitis punctata albescens, fundus albipunctatus, and Newfoundland rod-cone dystrophy. Likewise, Rlbp1-knockout mice exhibit M-opsin mislocalization, M-cone loss, and impaired cone-driven visual behavior and light responses. Viral expression of CRALBP in Müller cells, but not RPE cells, is reported to rescue the retinal visual cycle and M-cone sensitivity in Rlbp1-knockout mice.


Epitope: N-terminal half.
GST-tagged recombinant protein corresponding to the N-terminal half of human CRALBP.


Research Category
Research Sub Category
Sensory & PNS


Evaluated by Western Blotting in mouse retina tissue lysate.

Western Blotting Analysis: 1.0 µg/mL of this antibody detected CRALBP in 10 µg of mouse retina tissue lysate.

Target description

~36 kDa observed.

Physical form

Format: Purified
Protein G Purified
Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1κ in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 150 mM NaCl with 0.05% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to lot specific datasheet.


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Storage Class

12 - Non Combustible Liquids




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