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LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term)

Purified Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody (Pab)

  • WB - LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term) AP1802a
    Western blot analysis of lysates from NIH/3T3, HT-1080 cell line, untreated or treated with chloroquine, 50μM, using LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (Cat. #AP1802a)(upper) or GAPDH(lower).
  • WB - LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term) AP1802a
    Western blot analysis of lysates from HepG2, mouse NIH/3T3 cell line, untreated or treated with chloroquine, 50uM, using LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term)(Cat. #AP1802a)(upper) or Beta-actin (lower).
  • IF - LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term) AP1802a
    Immunofluorescent analysis of U251 cells, using LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term)(Cat. #AP1802a). U251 cells(right) were treated with Chloroquine (50 μM,16h). AP1802a was diluted at 1:100 dilution. Alexa Fluor 488-conjugated goat anti-rabbit lgG at 1:400 dilution was used as the secondary antibody (green).DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclear (blue).
  • IHC-P - LC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term) AP1802a
    Wild-type (Cln3+/+) or homozygous Cln3Äex7/8 (Cln3Äex7/8/Äex7/8) paraffin-embedded brain sections immunostained for the LC3 protein (Cat. # AP1802a LC3 antibody). Shown are the CA2/CA3 region of hippocampus (Hc) and cerebellum (Cb) from 10-month-old mice. Few immunopositive puncta are present in wild-type sections, whereas homozygous Cln3Äex7/8 sections contain clusters of LC3-positive puncta around pyramidal neurons and Purkinje cells (P). MOL, molecular layer; GCL, granule cell layer. Data courtesy of Dr. Susan Cotman, Massachusets General Hospital.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession Q9GZQ8
Other Accession A6NCE7, O41515, Q9CQV6
Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Bovine
Host Rabbit
Clonality Polyclonal
Isotype Rabbit Ig
Calculated MW 14688 Da
Antigen Region 1-30 aa
Additional Information
Gene ID 81631
Other Names Microtubule-associated proteins 1A/1B light chain 3B, Autophagy-related protein LC3 B, Autophagy-related ubiquitin-like modifier LC3 B, MAP1 light chain 3-like protein 2, MAP1A/MAP1B light chain 3 B, MAP1A/MAP1B LC3 B, Microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 beta, MAP1LC3B, MAP1ALC3
Target/Specificity This LC3 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 1-30 amino acids from the N-terminal region of human LC3.
Dilution WB~~1:1000
Format Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is purified through a protein A column, followed by peptide affinity purification.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
PrecautionsLC3 Antibody (APG8B) (N-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Synonyms MAP1ALC3
Function Ubiquitin-like modifier involved in formation of autophagosomal vacuoles (autophagosomes). Plays a role in mitophagy which contributes to regulate mitochondrial quantity and quality by eliminating the mitochondria to a basal level to fulfill cellular energy requirements and preventing excess ROS production. Whereas LC3s are involved in elongation of the phagophore membrane, the GABARAP/GATE-16 subfamily is essential for a later stage in autophagosome maturation. Promotes primary ciliogenesis by removing OFD1 from centriolar satellites via the autophagic pathway.
Cellular Location Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Endomembrane system; Lipid-anchor. Cytoplasmic vesicle, autophagosome membrane; Lipid-anchor. Note=LC3-II binds to the autophagic membranes Localizes also to discrete punctae along the ciliary axoneme (By similarity).
Tissue Location Most abundant in heart, brain, skeletal muscle and testis. Little expression observed in liver
Research Areas
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Macroautophagy is the major inducible pathway for the general turnover of cytoplasmic constituents in eukaryotic cells, it is also responsible for the degradation of active cytoplasmic enzymes and organelles during nutrient starvation. Macroautophagy involves the formation of double-membrane bound autophagosomes which enclose the cytoplasmic constituent targeted for degradation in a membrane bound structure, which then fuse with the lysosome (or vacuole) releasing a single-membrane bound autophagic bodies which are then degraded within the lysosome (or vacuole). MAP1A and MAP1B are microtubule-associated proteins which mediate the physical interactions between microtubules and components of the cytoskeleton. These proteins are involved in formation of autophagosomal vacuoles (autophagosomes). MAP1A and MAP1B each consist of a heavy chain subunit and multiple light chain subunits. MAP1LC3b is one of the light chain subunits and can associate with either MAP1A or MAP1B. The precursor molecule is cleaved by APG4B/ATG4B to form the cytosolic form, LC3-I. This is activated by APG7L/ATG7, transferred to ATG3 and conjugated to phospholipid to form the membrane-bound form, LC3-II.


References for protein:
1.Baehrecke EH. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 6(6):505-10. (2005)
2.Lum JJ, et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 6(6):439-48. (2005)
3.Greenberg JT. Dev Cell. 8(6):799-801. (2005)
4.Levine B. Cell. 120(2):159-62. (2005)
5. Shintani T and Klionsky DJ. Science. 306(5698):990-5. (2004)
6.Tanida I., et al. Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 36:2503-2518(2004)
7.He H., et al. J. Biol. Chem. 278:29278-29287(2003)
8.Tanida I., et al. J. Biol. Chem. 279:36268-36276(2004)
References for U251 cell line:
1. Westermark B.; Pontén J.; Hugosson R. (1973).” Determinants for the establishment of permanent tissue culture lines from human gliomas”. Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand A. 81:791-805. [PMID: 4359449].
2. Pontén, J.,Westermark B. (1978).” Properties of Human Malignant Glioma Cells in Vitro”. Medical Biology 56: 184-193.[PMID: 359950].
3. Geng Y.;Kohli L.; Klocke B.J.; Roth K.A.(2010). “Chloroquine-induced autophagic vacuole accumulation and cell death in glioma cells is p53 independent”. Neuro Oncol. 12(5): 473–481.[ PMID: 20406898].

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