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Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle - Alkaline Phosphatase antibody, Mouse monoclonal

clone 1A4, purified from hybridoma cell culture

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Synonym(s):
Monoclonal Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle, Monoclonal Anti-Actin, α-Smooth Muscle - Alkaline Phosphatase antibody produced in mouse, SMA
NACRES:
NA.41

biological source

mouse

conjugate

alkaline phosphatase conjugate

antibody form

purified from hybridoma cell culture

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

1A4, monoclonal

form

buffered aqueous glycerol solution

mol wt

antigen ~42 kDa

species reactivity

human, mouse, rat, chicken, frog, canine, rabbit, guinea pig, goat, bovine, sheep, snake

technique(s)

ELISA: suitable
immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:20 using human tonsil or appendix sections
western blot: 1:100 using chicken gizzard extract/ Mouse heart extract

isotype

IgG2a

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

2-8°C

target post-translational modification

unmodified

Gene Information

mouse ... Acta2(11475)
rat ... Acta2(81633)

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antibody form

purified from hybridoma cell culture

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody form

ascites fluid

clone

1A4, monoclonal

clone

1A4, monoclonal

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1A4, monoclonal

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form

buffered aqueous glycerol solution

form

PBS solution

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buffered aqueous solution

form

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mol wt

antigen ~42 kDa

mol wt

antigen ~42 kDa

mol wt

antigen ~42 kDa

mol wt

antigen 42 kDa

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General description

Actin is a highly conserved protein that is a major component of both the cytoskeletal and contractile structures in all cell types. It varies in amount, being related to the type of differentiation and to the functional state of cells and tissues. Actin can be found in two different forms of aggregation, the globular or the fibrillar state, and at least six distinct isoforms occur in vertebrates. The actins exhibit over 90% sequence homology, but each isoform has a unique NH2-terminal sequence. The isoforms are comprised of three α actins (skeletal, cardiac, smooth), one β actin (β-non-muscle) and two γ actins (γ smooth muscle and γ non-muscle).
The antibody (also known as anti-α-Sm-1) is specific for the single isoform of α-smooth muscle actin. It reacts specifically with α-smooth muscle actin in immunoblotting assays and labels smooth muscle cells in frozen or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections.

Immunogen

N-terminal synthetic decapeptide of α-smooth muscle actin.

Application

Applications in which this antibody has been used successfully, and the associated peer-reviewed papers, are given below.
Immunohistochemistry (1 paper)
Immunocytochemistry was performed on kertocytes fixed in 1% PFA and incubated with mouse monoclonal anti-smooth muscle actin (14A) at a 1:100 dilution.
Immunocytochemistry was performed on smooth muscle cells from bovine aortas using the monoclonal anti-ACTA2 antibody. Cells were first grown on glass cover slips and fixed in 50% acetone/EtOH for 10 minutes at 4 degrees.
Mouse monoclonal anti-actin, α−smooth muscle-alkaline phosphatase antibody has been used for immunohistochemical application in mouse and human tissues.
Paraffin embedded sections of rat testis tissue grafts were immunohistochemically stained with mouse monoclonal anti-smooth muscle actin.
IHC analysis of x-gal stained muouse cardiac tissue was performed using the primary antibody, mouse monoclonal anti-smooth muscle actin to identify myofibroblasts.

Physical form

Solution in 0.05 M Tris buffer, pH 8.0, containing 1 mM MgCl2, 1% bovine serum albumin, 50% glycerol, and 15 mM sodium azide as a preservative.

Other Notes

To view an Actin antibody selection guide, please visit www.sigmaaldrich.com/actin.

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Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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