Monoclonal Anti- α-Actin (Cardiac actin) Antibody

CatalogNo.: BMA1002
Size: 100 μg
Host: Mouse
Reactivity: Human, mouse, rat
Isotype: IgG
Application: WB
Price: $180.00


Catalog# BMA1002

Lot # Check on the product label

Size 100 μg

Isotype IgG1

Clone # M8

Host Mouse

Reactivity Human, mouse, rat

Product Form Liquid

Purification Protein A purified


A synthetic peptide (conjugated to KLH) corresponding to the N-terminal residues of α-Actin.

Recommend Application

Western Blot, WB (1:1000-2000)

Other applications have not been tested.

The optimal dilutions should be determined by end user.

Storage Buffer

1*PBS (pH7.4), 0.2% BSA, 40% Glycerol and 0.05% Sodium Azide.

Storage Instruction 

Store at 4°C after thawing (1 week). Aliquot and store at -20°C for long term (at least one year).

Avoid repeated freeze and thaw cycles.


Actin, alpha, skeletal muscle 1 (ACTA1) gene encodes skeletal muscle alpha-actin, which is the predominant actin isoform in the sarcomeric thin filaments of adult skeletal muscle, and essential, along with myosin, for muscle contraction. Actin alpha 1 which is expressed in skeletal muscle is one of six different actin isoforms which have been identified. Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in cell motility, structure and integrity. Alpha actins are a major constituent of the contractile apparatus. Alpha-skeletal actin can activate a regulatory pathway linking a subset of muscle genes that operates independently of normal differentiation and withdrawal from the cell cycle.


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