α-tubulin, also called tubulin α 4a (TUBA4A), is mapped to human chromosome 2q35. The gene codes for a member of the α-tubulin family, and contains 448 amino acids. TUBA4A belongs to the subfamily of tubulin, which is the major building block of microtubules. α-subunit of tubulin has molecular weight of 50,000.
Monoclonal Anti-α-Tubulin (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the DM1A hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells and splenocytes from immunized BALB/c mice. Purified chick brain microtubules were used as immunogen. The isotype is determined by a double diffusion immunoassay using Mouse Monoclonal Antibody Isotyping Reagents, Product Number ISO2. The product is Protein A purified Monoclonal Anti-α-Tubulin antibody conjugated to fluorescein isothiocyanate, isomer I. It is purified by gel filtration and contains no detectable free FITC. Anti-α-Tubulin FITC antibody, Mouse monoclonal specifically recognizes an epitope in the carboxy terminal part of α-tubulin. It localizes α-tubulin in human, monkey, bovine, chicken, goat, murine, rat, gerbil, hamster, rat kangaroo, amphibia, sea urchin, trypanosome, yeast, fungi and tobacco.
The antibody is specific for α-tubulin in immunoblotting assays and may be used for localization of α-tubulin in cultured cells or tissue sections. The antibody reacts best with chicken fibroblasts.
microtubules from chicken embryo brain.
Monoclonal Anti-α-Tubulin antibody produced in mouse has been used in western blot analysis and protein expression analysis.
Monoclonal Anti-α-Tubulin antibody produced in mouse has been used in the detection of α-Tubulin:
- in human osteosarcoma and in breast cancer cell lines by western blotting
- in HeLa cells by immunofluorescence microscopy
- by immunostaining
- immunohistochemical detection in Xenopus embryos
Tubulin α 4a (TUBA4A) mutation is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
α/β-Tubulin is the major building block of microtubules. These intracellular, hollow, cylindrical, filamentous structures are present in virtually all eukaryotic cells. Self-assembly of α/β-tubulin leads to polar microtubular structures built from linearly arranged strings of alternatively α- and β-tubulin pairs pointing in the same direction. Microtubules function as structural and mobile elements in mitosis, intracellular transport, ciliary flagellar motility and generation and maintenance of cell shape. α/β-Tubulin and γ-tubulin are members of the tubulin superfamily of proteins. α/β-Tubulin is a heterodimer which consists of one α-tubulin chain and one β-tubulin chain; each subunit has a molecular weight of 55 kDa and they share considerable homolog.
Storage and Stability
For continuous use, store at 2-8 °C for up to one month.
For extended storage, the solution may be frozen in working aliquots. Repeated freezing and thawing, or storage in "frost-free" freezers, is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use.
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