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Synthetic peptide within Human Histone H3 aa 1-100 (N terminal) (tri methyl K9) conjugated to Keyhole Limpet Haemocyanin (KLH). The exact sequence is proprietary.
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab8898 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-P||1/400. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.|
|ChIP||Use 2-4 µg for 25 µg of chromatin.|
|WB||Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 17 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 15.4 kDa).Can be blocked with Human Histone H3 (tri methyl K9) peptide (ab1773).|
|ChIP/Chip||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
|Flow Cyt||1/100. PubMed: 24713002
ab171870 - Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
|CHIPseq||Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 21795385|
Chromatin was prepared from U2OS cells according to the Abcam X-ChIP protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10 min. The ChIP was performed with 25 µg of chromatin, 2 µg of ab8898 (blue), and 20 µl of protein A/G sepharose beads. No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). The immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active and inactive loci, Sybr green approach for heterochromatic loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.
X-Chip assay was performed using nuclear lysates prepared from mouse ES cells. Crosslinking was done for 15 minutes in 1% formaldehyde. Primary antibody was incubated first with peptides ab7228, ab1342, ab1782, ab1773, ab1772 and ab1771 in a chip competition assay and then used in chip at 0.0133µg/ µg chromatin (chip sonication buffer) and incubated with sample for 24 hours at 4°C.
Positive control: ChIP coupled with a peptide competition assay to validate the specificity of the antibody.
Negative control: Genomic region (chr10:79154149-79155200) with no evidence of H3K9me3.
RT-PCR detection method was used.
Polrmt: PCR primers situated in the coding regions of Polymerase (RNA) mitochondrial (DNA directed).
Agrn: PCR primers situated in the coding regions of Agrin
IHC image of ab8898 staining Histone H3 (tri methyl K9) in normal human colon formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections*, performed on a Leica Bond. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab8898, 1/400 dilution, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX. No primary antibody was used in the negative control (shown on the inset).
For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.
*Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
ab8898 staining H3K9me3 in mouse 3T3MEF by ICC/IF (Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence). Cells were fixed with PFA, permeabilized with CSK buffer and MeOH and blocked with 5% BSA for 30 minutes at 21°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/500 in PBS +5% BSA + 01% Tween20) for 2 hours at 21°C. An undiluted Alexa Fluor® 546-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG was used as the secondary antibody.
ICC/IF image of ab8898 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab8898, 0.1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, a goat anti-rabbit DyLight® 488 (IgG; H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
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