Smooth Muscle Myosin II antibody

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Rabbit anti Bovine Smooth Muscle Myosin II

Product Type
Polyclonal Antibody
Polyclonal IgG
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
0.5 ml loader

Rabbit anti Bovine Smooth Muscle Myosin II antibody recognizes the heavy chain of myosin II found in vertebrate smooth muscle, a non-striated muscle present in the walls of hollow organs, the vasculature, the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, uterus, bladder and eye.

The structure of myosin II is fundamentally the same in all muscle types and consists of two heavy chains, each bound by 2 distinct, essential and regulatory light chains. The globular motor domain located at the N-terminal domain of the heavy chains, catalyzes ATP hydrolysis and interacts with actin, whilst the heptad repeat sequences of the heavy chain tail domains promote dimerization, forming an alpha-helical coiled coil at the C-terminal domain.

Rabbit anti Bovine Smooth Muscle Myosin II antibody does not cross-react with myosin of skeletal or non-muscle origin and can be used to specifically stain cultured smooth muscle cells and identify vascular and other smooth muscle types in tissue sections.

Product Details

Target Species
Species Cross-Reactivity
Target SpeciesCross Reactivity
Vertebrates Expected from Sequence
N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Antiserum Preparation
Antisera to bovine smooth muscle myosin II were raised by repeated immunisations of rabbits with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG prepared by ion exchange chromatography.
Buffer Solution
TRIS buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.006%Sodium Azide (NaN3)
Bovine tracheal smooth muscle myosin.

Storage Information

Store at -20oC only.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
12 months from date of despatch.

More Information

For research purposes only

Applications of Smooth Muscle Myosin II 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
Western Blotting 1/150
Where this product 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 product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
Western Blotting
Rabbit anti Bovine smooth muscle myosin II antibody recognizes a band of approximately 200 kDa in western blotting analysis of differentiating smooth muscle cell culture lysates (Margariti et al. 2009).

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Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:FITC STAR34B C F 1 mg loader
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Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®680 STAR36D680GA F IF WB 0.1 mg
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:Dylight®800 STAR36D800GA F IF WB 0.1 mg

Useful Reagents Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
TidyBlot Western Blot Detection Reagent:HRP STAR209P WB* 0.5 ml

Application Based External Images


Western Blotting

Product Specific References

References for Smooth Muscle Myosin II antibody

  1. Xiao, Q. et al. (2011) Chromobox protein homolog 3 is essential for stem cell differentiation to smooth muscles in vitro and in embryonic arteriogenesis.
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 31: 1842-52.
  2. Zhang, L. et al. (2010) Sp1-dependent activation of HDAC7 is required for platelet-derived growth factor-BB-induced smooth muscle cell differentiation from stem cells.
    J Biol Chem. 285 (49): 38463-72.
  3. Margariti, A. et al. (2009) Splicing of HDAC7 modulates the SRF-myocardin complex during stem-cell differentiation towards smooth muscle cells.
    J Cell Sci. 122: 460-70.
  4. Xiao, Q. et al. (2009) Embryonic stem cell differentiation into smooth muscle cells is mediated by Nox4-produced H2O2.
    Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 296: C711-23.
  5. Wang, G. et al. (2012) Functional impact of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2/B1 in smooth muscle differentiation from stem cells and embryonic arteriogenesis.
    J Biol Chem. 287 (4): 2896-906.
  6. Zheng, X. et al. (2013) Angiotensin II promotes differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells to smooth muscle cells through PI3-kinase signaling pathway and NF-κB.
    Differentiation. 85: 41-54.
  7. Jin, M. et al. (2016) MicroRNA-29a promotes smooth muscle cell differentiation from stem cells by targeting YY1.
    Stem Cell Res. 17 (2): 277-284.
  8. Yu, X. et al. (2015) Upregulated sirtuin 1 by miRNA-34a is required for smooth muscle cell differentiation from pluripotent stem cells.
    Cell Death Differ. 22 (7): 1170-80.

Further Reading

  1. Rosenfeld, S.S. et al. (1998) Structural and kinetic studies of phosphorylation-dependent regulation in smooth muscle myosin.
    J Biol Chem. 273 (44): 28682-90.