RARA polyclonal antibody - Classic

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Alternative names: RAR, RARalpha, NR1B1

Polyclonal antibody raised in rabbit against human RARA (Retinoic Acid Receptor alpha) using two KLH-conjugated synthetic peptides containing sequences from the C-terminal region of the protein.

Concentrationnot determined
Species reactivityHuman
PurityWhole antiserum
PrecautionsThis product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Applications Suggested dilution References
ChIP/ChIP-seq * 4 μg/ChIP Fig 1, 2
ELISA 1:50 Fig 3
Western Blotting 1:750 Fig 4

* Please note that the optimal antibody amount per IP should be determined by the end-user. We recommend testing 1-10 μl per IP.

  • Validation Data

    A. ChIP-seq signals on chromosome 19
    B. 50 kb region on chromosome 19 surrounding the HMHA1 gene
    C. 50 kb region on chromosome 19 surrounding the PRAM1 gene

    Figure 1. ChIP-seq results obtained with the Diagenode antibody directed against RARA
    ChIP was performed as described above and the IP’d DNA was analysed with an Illumina Genome Analyzer. Library preparation, cluster generation and sequencing were performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The 32 bp tags were aligned to the human reference genome (hg18) using the ELAND algorithm. Figure 2 shows the results of the complete chromosome 19 and two 50 kb region surrounding the HMHA1 and PRAM1 genes, respectively.


    Figure 2. ChIP results obtained with the Diagenode antibody directed against H3K36me3
    ChIP assays were performed using NB4 cells, the Diagenode antibody against RARA (Cat. No. CS-155-100) and optimized primer pairs for qPCR. Sheared chromatin from 6 million cells and 4 μl of antibody were used per ChIP experiment. QPCR was performed using primers specific for the TGM2, HMHA1, PRAM1 and H2B genes. Figure 1 shows the relative occupancy, calculated as the ratio + control/background for which the second exon of the MB gene was used.


    Figure 3. Determination of the antibody titer
    To determine the titer of the antibody, an ELISA was performed using a serial dilution of the Diagenode antibody directed against human RARA (Cat. No. CS-155-100). The plates were coated with the peptides used for immunization of the rabbit. By plotting the absorbance against the antibody dilution (Figure 3), the titer of the antibody was estimated to be 1:2,400.

    Western Blot

    Figure 4. Western blot analysis using the Diagenode antibody directed against RARA
    Human embryonic kidney cells (293T) were transfected with a RARA construct (lane 2) or with a negative control construct (lane 1) and analysed by Western blot using the Diagenode antibody against RARA (Cat. No. CS-155-100), diluted 1:750 in BSA/PBS- Tween. The molecular weight marker (in kDa) is shown on the left; the location of the protein of interest is indicated on the right.

  • Applications
    Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Read more
    Western blot : The quality of antibodies used in this technique is crucial for correct and specific protein identification. Diagenode offers huge selection of highly sensitive and specific western blot-validated antibodies. Learn more about: Load... Read more
    ChIP-seq (ab)
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    ChIP-qPCR (ab)
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  • Documents
    Datasheet RARA CS-155-100 DATASHEET
    Datasheet description
    Antibodies you can trust POSTER
    Epigenetic research tools have evolved over time from endpoint PCR to qPCR to the analyses of lar...
    Epigenetic Antibodies Brochure BROCHURE
    More than in any other immuoprecipitation assays, quality antibodies are critical tools in many e...
  • Publications

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    The oncofusion protein FUS-ERG targets key hematopoietic regulators and modulates the all-trans retinoic acid signaling pathway in t(16;21) acute myeloid leukemia.
    Sotoca AM1, Prange KH1, Reijnders B1, Mandoli A1, Nguyen LN1, Stunnenberg HG1, Martens JH
    The ETS transcription factor ERG has been implicated as a major regulator of both normal and aberrant hematopoiesis. In acute myeloid leukemias harboring t(16;21), ERG function is deregulated due to a fusion with FUS/TLS resulting in the expression of a FUS-ERG oncofusion protein. How this oncofusion protein deregul...

    Retinoic acid is essential for Th1 cell lineage stability and prevents transition to a Th17 cell program.
    Brown CC, Esterhazy D, Sarde A, London M, Pullabhatla V, Osma-Garcia I, Al-Bader R, Ortiz C, Elgueta R, Arno M, de Rinaldis E, Mucida D, Lord GM, Noelle RJ
    CD4(+) T cells differentiate into phenotypically distinct T helper cells upon antigenic stimulation. Regulation of plasticity between these CD4(+) T-cell lineages is critical for immune homeostasis and prevention of autoimmune disease. However, the factors that regulate lineage stability are largely unknown. Here we...

    PML-RARalpha/RXR Alters the Epigenetic Landscape in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.
    Martens JH, Brinkman AB, Simmer F, Francoijs KJ, Nebbioso A, Ferrara F, Altucci L, Stunnenberg HG
    Many different molecular mechanisms have been associated with PML-RARalpha-dependent transformation of hematopoietic progenitors. Here, we identified high confidence PML-RARalpha binding sites in an acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell line and in two APL primary blasts. We found colocalization of PML-RARalpha wi...

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