In western blot, we observe a specific band at ~40kDa which is not seen in KO cell lines. A cross-reactive band was observed in the wild-type and knockout cells. The additional band below this band of interest is seen at ~38kDa in both the WT and KO cells. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.
Lanes 1 - 4: Merged signal (red and green). Green - ab86501 observed at 40 kDa. Red - loading control, ab176560, observed at 50 kDa.
ab86501 was shown to recognize Islet 1 in wild-type HAP1 cells as signal was lost at the expected MW in Islet 1 knockout cells. Additional cross-reactive bands were observed in the wild-type and knockout cells. Wild-type and Islet 1 knockout samples were subjected to SDS-PAGE. ab86501 and ab176560 (Rabbit anti-alpha Tubulin loading control) were incubated overnight at 4°C at 1/500 dilution and 1/20000 dilution respectively. Blots were developed with Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&L (IRDye® 800CW) preabsorbed ab216772 and Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (IRDye® 680RD) preabsorbed ab216777 secondary antibodies at 1/20000 dilution for 1 hour at room temperature before imaging.
IHC image of Islet 1 staining in Human Pancreas formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica Bond system using the standard protocol F. 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 ab86501, 1/1000 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.
Overlay histogram showing SH-SY5Y cells stained with ab86501 (red line). The cells were fixed with 80% methanol (5 min) and then permeabilized with 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min. The cells were then incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions followed by the antibody (ab86501, 1µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22ºC. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22ºC. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive result in SH-SY5Y cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min)/permeabilized in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 20 min used under the same conditions.