|H M R Mk||Endogenous||17||Rabbit IgG|
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody datasheet or product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised November 2013
Reprobing of an existing membrane is a convenient means to immunoblot for multiple proteins independently when only a limited amount of sample is available. It should be noted that for the best possible results a fresh blot is always recommended. Reprobing can be a valuable method but with each reprobing of a blot there is potential for increased background signal. Additionally, it is recommended that you verify the removal of the first antibody complex prior to reprobing so that signal attributed to binding of the new antibody is not leftover signal from the first immunoblotting experiment. This can be done by re-exposing the blot to ECL reagents and making sure there is no signal prior to adding the next primary antibody.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalently purified water.
posted June 2005
revised October 2016
Protocol Id: 10
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
Symmetric Di-Methyl Histone H3 (Arg8) (E1W5H) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of histone H3 protein only when symmetrically di-methylated at Arg8. This antibody may have a slight cross reactivity towards histone H3 protein when mono-methylated at Arg8.
Human, Mouse, Rat, Monkey
Zebrafish, Bovine, S. cerevisiae
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the amino terminus of human histone H3 in which Arg8 is symmetrically di-methylated.
The nucleosome is the primary chromatin building block and consists of DNA wrapped around an octamer made of paired histone proteins H2A, H2B, H3, and H4. Chromatin remodeling plays a critical role in the regulation of various nuclear activities, including transcription. Histone proteins are targets of post-translational modification, including acetylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitination, and methylation. Modified histone residues are recognized and bound by chromatin modifiers and the transcription machinery to regulate gene expression (1-4). Protein arginine methyl transferases (PRMTs) methylate histone proteins at arginine residues to generate mono-methylated, symmetrically di-methylated, or asymmetrically di-methylated proteins. Asymmetrically di-methylated arginine residues are found on histone H3 (Arg2, 8, 17, 26 and 42), histone H4 (Arg3), and histone H2A (Arg3) proteins. Asymmetric methylation is carried out by type 1 PRMTs, which include PRMT1, PRMT2, PRMT4/CARM1, and PRMT6. These modifications are often associated with actively transcribed genes. Symmetric di-methylation of arginine residues are found on histone H3 (Arg2 and 8), Histones H4 (Arg3), and H2A (Arg3). Symmetrically di-methylated histone arginine residues are generated by type II transferases PRMT5 and PRMT7, and are often associated with transcription repression (5-9). Arginine residues can also be deiminated by a protein arginine deiminase (PADI) to form the non-coded amino acid citrulline. Conversion of arginine to citrulline prevents methylation of this residue and is thought to regulate histone arginine methylation levels (10-13).
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