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Anti-OCT4 Antibody, clone 4N8, ZooMAb® Rabbit Monoclonal

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recombinant, expressed in HEK 293 cells

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rabbit (recombinant)

Quality Level


expressed in HEK 293 cells



antibody form

purified antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies


4N8, recombinant monoclonal

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mol wt

calculated mol wt 38.57 kDa
observed mol wt ~42 kDa

species reactivity

human, mouse


antibody small pack of 25 μL

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flow cytometry: suitable
immunocytochemistry: suitable
immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): suitable
western blot: suitable (peptide)



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target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... POU5F1(5460)
mouse ... Pou5F1(18999)

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Gene Information

human ... POU5F1(5460)
mouse ... Pou5F1(18999)

Gene Information

human ... APP(351)
mouse ... App(11820)

Gene Information

mouse ... Cebpb(12608)

Gene Information

human ... POU4F1(5457)

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General description

We are committed to bringing you greener alternative products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.This antibody is Preservative-free, produced without the harm or sacrifice of animals and exceptionally stable to allow for ambient shipping and storage if needed and thus aligns with "Waste Prevention", "Designing Safer Chemicals" and "Design for Energy Efficiency". Click here for more information.
ZooMAb antibodies represent an entirely new generation of recombinant monoclonal antibodies.

Each ZooMAb antibody is manufactured using our proprietary recombinant expression system, purified to homogeneity, and precisely dispensed to produce robust and highly reproducible lot-to-lot consistency. Only top-performing clones are released for use by researchers. Each antibody is validated for high specificity and affinity across multiple applications, including its most commonly used application. ZooMAb antibodies are reliably available and ready to ship when you need them.

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Clone 4N8 is a ZooMAb rabbit recombinant monoclonal antibody that specifically detects Octamer-binding protein 4 (OCT4) in human and mouse tissues. It targets an epitope with in the N-terminal region.


His-tagged recombinant fragment corresponding to the first 134 amino acids from human Octamer-binding protein 4 (OCT4).


Anti-OCT4, clone 4N8 ZooMAb , Cat. No. ZRB1101, is a highly specific recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody that detects OCT4 and has been tested for use in Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), and Western Blotting.
Immunocytochemistry Analysis: A 1:100 dilution from a representative lot detected OCT4 in NTERA2 cell line.

Flow Cytometry Analysis: 1 μg from a representative lot detected OCT4 in NTERA2 cells.

Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) Analysis: A 1:100 dilution from a representative lot detected OCT4 in human testis tissue sections.

Note: Actual optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user as specimens, and experimental conditions may vary with the end user.

Target description

POU domain, class 5, transcription factor 1 (UniProt: Q01860 also known as Octamer-binding protein 3, Oct-3, Octamer-binding protein 4, OCT4, Octamer-binding transcription factor 3, OTF-3) is encoded by the POU5F1 (also known as OCT3, OCT4, and OTF3) (Gene ID: 5460) in human. OCT4 is a transcription factor that binds to the octamer motif (5′-ATTTGCAT-3′). It forms a trimeric complex with SOX2 on DNA and controls the expression of several genes involved in embryonic development such as YES1, FGF4, UTF1 and ZFP206. It is shown to be critical for early embryogenesis and for embryonic stem cell pluripotency. OCT4 is highly expressed in undifferentiated embryonic stem cells and its expression decreases gradually after embryoid body (EB) formation. In humans two isoforms of OCT4 have been described that are generated by alternative splicing. The isoforms, OCT4-IA (360 amino acids) and OCT4-IB (265 amino acids) have identical C-terminal (225 amino acids), but differ in sequence at their N- terminal region. It has been reported that OCT4-IA is essential to sustain stem cell self-renewal and OCT4-IB is not related to stemness. OCT4 contains a POU-specific domain (aa 138-212) that mediates its interaction with pyruvate kinase isozyme type M2 (PKM2), which regulates its transcriptional activity in as positive manner. Human Oct-4 can undergo phosphorylation by protein kinase A and/or ERK at a highly conserved serine 236 within the POU DNA-binding homeodomain. Phosphorylation at this site sterically hinders both its DNA binding and homodimer assembly. OCT4 can undergo sumoylation that enhances its stability, DNA binding and transactivation activity. WWP2, an E3 ubiquitin ligase is shown to specifically interact with OCT4 through its tryptophan-based WW domains, which promotes its ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation. This ZooMAb recombinant monoclonal antibody, generated by our propriety technology, offers significantly enhanced specificity, affinity, reproducibility, and stability over conventional monoclonals. (Ref.: Lee, J., et al. (2008). Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 40(5); 1043-54; Zeineddine, D., et al. (2014). Am. J. Stem Cells. 3(2);74-82).

Physical form

Purified recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody IgG, lyophilized in PBS with 5% Trehalose. Normal appearance is a coarse or translucent resin. Contains no biocide or preservatives, such as azide, or any animal by-products. Larger pack sizes provided as multiples of 25 μL.


300 μg/mL after reconstitution at 25 μL. Please refer to guidance on suggested starting dilutions and/or titers per application and sample type.

Storage and Stability

Recommend storage of lyophilized product at 2-8°C; Before reconstitution, micro-centrifuge vials briefly to spin down material to bottom of the vial; Reconstitute each vial by adding 25 μL of filtered lab grade water or PBS; Reconstituted antibodies can be stored at 2-8°C, or -20°C for long term storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaws.

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ZooMAb is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


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