Actin Beta antibody | 4C2

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Mouse anti Human Actin Beta

Product Type
Monoclonal Antibody
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
0.1 mg loader

Mouse anti Human actin beta, clone 4C2, recognizes cytoplasmic actin beta (known also as ACTB and Beta Actin), a 41.7 kDa cytoskeletal protein.

Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in cell motility, structure and integrity and are ubiquitously expressed in all eukaryotic cells. Six different isoforms of actin have been identified in mammals (Vandekerckhove et al. 1978).

Clone 4C2 is highly specific for cytoplasmic actin β and does not react with other actin isoforms. Mouse anti Human actin beta, clone 4C2 has been used to look at the remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton following sendai virus infection and the specific role of the viral M protein in actin remodeling (Miazza et al. 2011).

Product Details

Target Species
Species Cross-Reactivity
Target SpeciesCross Reactivity
N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography on Protein A from tissue culture supernatant
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.09% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
Carrier Free
Synthetic peptide corresponding to the acetylated N-terminal nonapeptide of beta-cytoplasmic actin, coupled to KLH.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1 mg/ml

Storage Information

This product is shipped at ambient temperature. It is recommended to aliquot and store at -20°C on receipt. When thawed, aliquot the sample as needed. Keep aliquots at 2-8°C for short term use (up to 4 weeks) and store the remaining aliquots at -20°C.

Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
12 months from date of despatch

More Information

Entrez Gene
For research purposes only

Applications of Actin Beta antibody

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Immunohistology - Frozen 1/50 1/100
Western Blotting
Where this antibody has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the antibody for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.

Secondary Antibodies Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):Alk. Phos. (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117A E WB 0.5 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®488 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D488GA F IF 0.1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®680 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D680GA F WB 0.1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):DyLight®800 (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117D800GA F IF WB 0.1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):FITC (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117F F 0.5 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (H/L):HRP (Multi Species Adsorbed) STAR117P C E WB 0.5 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (Fc):FITC STAR120F C F 1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG (Fc):HRP STAR120P E WB 1 mg loader
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:RPE STAR12A F 1 ml loader
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:HRP (Human Adsorbed) STAR13B C E P RE WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG:FITC (Rat Adsorbed) STAR70 F 0.5 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG:RPE (Rat Adsorbed) STAR76 F 1 ml loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG:HRP (Rat Adsorbed) STAR77 C E P 0.5 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG/A/M:Alk. Phos. STAR87A C E WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Mouse IgG/A/M:HRP (Human Adsorbed) STAR87P E 1 mg loader
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:Dylight®800 STAR8D800GA F IF WB 0.1 mg loader
Rabbit F(ab')2 anti Mouse IgG:FITC STAR9B F 1 mg loader

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Western Blotting

Product Specific References

References for Actin Beta antibody

  1. Dugina, V. et al. (2009) Beta and gamma-cytoplasmic actins display distinct distribution and functional diversity.
    J Cell Sci. 122 (Pt 16): 2980-8.
  2. Brockmann, C. et al. (2011) Beta- and gamma-cytoplasmic actins are required for meiosis in mouse oocytes.
    Biol Reprod. 85 (5): 1025-39.
  3. Miazza, V. et al. (2011) Sendai virus induced cytoplasmic actin remodeling correlates with efficient virus particle production.
    Virology. 410 (1): 7-16.
  4. Baranwal, S. et al. (2012) Nonredundant roles of cytoplasmic β- and γ-actin isoforms in regulation of epithelial apical junctions.
    Mol Biol Cell. 23 (18): 3542-53.
  5. Shagieva, G.S. et al. (2012) Actin isoforms and reorganization of adhesion junctions in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of cervical carcinoma cells.
    Biochemistry (Mosc). 77 (11): 1266-76.
  6. Dugina, V. et al. (2015) Tumor promotion by γ and suppression by β non-muscle actin isoforms.
    Oncotarget. 6 (16): 14556-71.
  7. Rubtsova, S.N. et al. (2015) A Novel Role of E-Cadherin-Based Adherens Junctions in Neoplastic Cell Dissemination.
    PLoS One. 10 (7): e0133578.
  8. Simiczyjew A et al. (2015) Active invadopodia of mesenchymally migrating cancer cells contain both β and γ cytoplasmic actin isoforms.
    Exp Cell Res. pii: S0014-4827(15)30146-4.
  9. Simiczyjew, A. et al. (2017) Involvement of β- and γ-actin isoforms in actin cytoskeleton organization and migration abilities of bleb-forming human colon cancer cells.
    PLoS One. 12 (3): e0173709.
  10. Novikova, M.V. et al. (2017) [A change in the expression of membrane-associated proteins and cytoplasmic actin isoforms in the progression of human colon tumors].
    Arkh Patol. 79 (2): 15-21.
  11. Chaponnier, C. & Gabbiani, G. (2016) Monoclonal antibodies against muscle actin isoforms: epitope identification and analysis of isoform expression by immunoblot and immunostaining in normal and regenerating skeletal muscle.
    F1000Res. 5: 416.
  12. Chen, A. et al. (2017) Cytokinesis requires localized β-actin filament production by an actin isoform specific nucleator.
    Nat Commun. 8 (1): 1530.
  13. Dugina, V. et al. (2021) Impaired Expression of Cytoplasmic Actins Leads to Chromosomal Instability of MDA-MB-231 Basal-Like Mammary Gland Cancer Cell Line.
    Molecules. 26(8):2151.

Further Reading

  1. Perrin, B.J. & Ervasti, J.M. (2010) The actin gene family: function follows isoform.
    Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 67 (10): 630-4.

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