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Anti-Active-β-Catenin (Anti-ABC) Antibody, clone 8E7

clone 8E7, Upstate®, from mouse


Quality Level

biological source


antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies


8E7, monoclonal

species reactivity

mouse, rat, human


antibody small pack of 25 μg


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



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General description

Catenins are proteins found in complexes with cadherin cell adhesion molecules of animal cells. The first two catenins that were identified became known as α-catenin and β-catenin. α-catenin can bind to β-catenin and can also bind actin. β-catenin binds the cytoplasmic domain of some cadherins.
When β-catenin was sequenced it was found to be a member of the armadillo family of proteins. These proteins have multiple copies of the so-called armadillo repeat domain which is specialized for protein-protein binding. An increase in β-catenin production has been noted in those people who have Basal Cell Carcinoma and leads to the increase in proliferation of related tumors. When β-catenin is not associated with cadherins and α-catenin, it can interact with other proteins such as Catenin Beta Interacting Protein 1 (ICAT) and adenomatosis polyposis coli (APC).
Recent evidence suggests that β-catenin plays an important role in various aspects of liver biology including liver development (both embryonic and postnatal), liver regeneration following partial hepatectomy. HGF-induced hepatpomegaly, liver zonation, and pathogenesis of liver cancer.


Recognizes active form of β-catenin, dephosphorylated on Ser37 or Thr41.
The antibody eptiope is 100% conserved in zebrafish.


Epitope: The epitope corresponds to amino acid residues 36-44 (HSGATTTAP) of human β-catenin.
Fusion protein corresponding to residues 1-100 of human β-catenin with a c-terminal histidine tag


Research Sub Category
Transcription Factors
Anti-Active-β-Catenin (anti-ABC) Antibody, clone 8E7 is a well characterized Mouse Monoclonal Antibody. This highly published mAb also known as Anti-Catenin beta-1 readily detects beta-Catenin & has been validated in FC, ICC, IHC, IHC(P) & WB.
Immunocytochemistry: This antibody was used in immunocytochemistry and showed positive staining on the membrane and cytosol.
This antibody has also been reported by an independent laboratory to show positive immunostaining for beta-catenin in LiCl-treated 293T cells fixed with methanol (Staal, Frank J. T., 2002).

Flow Cytometry: This antibody was used in flow cytometry at an optimal 1 μg/mL concentration.

Immunohistochemistry: This antibody was used in immunohistochemistry on a colorectal carcinoma tissue array at a 1:300 dilution.
This antibody has also been reported by an independent laboratory to detect beta-catenin in mouse embryo sections (Van Noort, M., 2002).
Research Category
Epigenetics & Nuclear Function


Routinely evaluated by immunoblot on RIPA lysates from A431 cells.

Western Blot Analysis: 0.2-2 µg/mL of this antibody detected β-catenin in RIPA lysates from A431 cells.

Target description

92 kDa

Physical form

Protein G Purified
Format: Purified
Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1k in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine, pH 7.4, 15 mM NaCl and 0.05% sodium azide

Storage and Stability

Maintain for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of shipment.
Handling Recommendations: Upon receipt, and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution.

Analysis Note

Positive Control Included: Non-Stim A431 Cell Lysate (12-301). Other controls: HeLa whole cell lysate or MCF7 whole cell lysate

Legal Information

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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