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Smooth Muscle Actin Monoclonal Mouse Antibody (ACTA2/791)

Actin is a major component of the cytoskeleton and is present in most cell types.

Product Attributes

Antibody number

0791

Reactivity (target)

Smooth Muscle Actin

Antibody type

Primary

Host species

Mouse

Clonality

Monoclonal

Clone

ACTA2/791

Isotype

IgG2a, kappa

Molecular weight

42 kDa

Human gene symbol

ACTA2

Entrez gene ID

59

SwissProt

P62736

Unigene

500483

Immunogen

Recombinant full-length human ACTA2 protein

Cellular localization

Cytoskeleton

Species reactivity

Human, Rat

Applications

Immunofluorescence, Immunohistology (formalin), Flow cytometry

Application notes

Immunohistology formalin-fixed 0.25-0.5 ug/mL, Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes, Immunofluorescence 0.5-1 ug/mL, Flow Cytometry 0.5-1 ug/million cells/0.1 mL, Predicted to show broad reactivity, Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined by user

Positive control

Blood vessels in all tissues, smooth muscle or leiomyosarcoma

Shipping condition

Room temperature

Storage Conditions

Store at 2 to 8 °C, Protect fluorescent conjugates from light, Note: store BSA-free antibodies at -10 to -35 °C

Shelf life

Guaranteed for at least 24 months from date of receipt when stored as recommended

Regulatory status

For research use only (RUO)

Research areas

Cytoskeleton

Cell/tissue expression

Smooth muscle

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Product Description

Actin is a major component of the cytoskeleton and is present in most cell types. It is highly specific to actin from smooth muscles. This MAb does not stain cardiac or skeletal muscle; however, it does stain myofibroblasts and myoepithelial cells. This antibody could be used together with anti-muscle specific actin and myogenin in making a diagnosis of smooth muscle and skeletal muscle tumors. In most cases of rhabdomyosarcoma, this antibody yields negative results whereas anti-muscle specific actin and myogenin are positive. Leiomyosarcomas are positive only with anti-muscle specific actin and anti-smooth muscle actin and are negative with anti-myogenin.

Primary antibodies are available purified, or with a selection of fluorescent CF® dyes and other labels. CF® dyes offer exceptional brightness and photostability. See the CF® Dye Brochure for more information. Note: Conjugates of blue fluorescent dyes like CF®405S and CF®405M are not recommended for detecting low abundance targets, because blue dyes have lower fluorescence and can give higher non-specific background than other dye colors.

Stock status: Because Biotium offers a large number of antibody and conjugation options, primary antibody conjugates may be made to order. Typical lead times are up to one week for CF® dye and biotin conjugates, and up to 2-3 weeks for fluorescent protein and enzyme conjugates. Please email order@biotium.com to inquire about stock status and lead times before placing your order.

 Catalog number key for antibody number 0791, Anti-Smooth Muscle Actin (ACTA2/791) The prefix indicates conjugation, followed by the antibody number and size suffix.

Antibody # prefixConjugationEx/EmConcentrationStorage Buffer
BNC04CF®405S404/431 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC05CF®405M408/452 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC88CF®488A490/515 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC43CF®543541/560 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC55CF®555555/565 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC68CF®568562/583 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC94CF®594593/614 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC40CF®640R642/662 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC47CF®647650/665 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC61CF®660R663/682 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC80CF®680681/698 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC81CF®680R680/701 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC70CF®770770/797 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCRR-PE (PE)496, 546, 565/578 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAAPC650/660 nnm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCPPerCP482/677 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCBBiotinN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAPAlkaline PhosphataseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCHHorseradish PeroxidaseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, no azide
BNUBPurified, with BSA N/A0.2 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNUMPurified, BSA-freeN/A1 mg/mL PBS, no BSA, no azide

References

Gown, A.M., et al. 1985. A smooth muscle-specific monoclonal antibody recognizes smooth muscle actin isozymes. J. Cell Biol. 100: 807-813. |

 

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