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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human, Mouse, Rat
Application:IHC, ICC, WB
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Product Name Anti-Prohibitin Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA1932
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Prohibitin(PHB) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P, ICC in Human;Mouse;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-Prohibitin Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1932)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-25753|sc-27476|sc-27477|sc-98262|sc-6666|sc-6667|sc-130107|sc-135793|sc-135794|sc-20966|sc-28298|sc-31912 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Species Hamster

*This antibody is predicted to react with the above species based on antigen sequence similarities. Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product with the above species.

Application IHC, ICC, WB

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Recommended Detection Systems Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot, and HRP Conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG Super Vision Assay Kit (SV0002-1) for IHC(P) and ICC.
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2018!
Immunogen A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human Prohibitin(240-256aa KLEAAEDIAYQLSRSRN), identical to the related rat and mouse sequences.
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial


Clonality Polyclonal
Form Lyophilized
Contents Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.
Concentration Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
Storage At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Purification Immunogen affinity purified.
Isotype N/A

Protein Target Info (Source:

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name PHB
Protein Name Prohibitin
Molecular Weight 29804 MW
Protein Function Prohibitin inhibits DNA synthesis. It has a role in regulating proliferation. As yet it is unclear if the protein or the mRNA exhibits this effect. May play a role in regulating mitochondrial respiration activity and in aging. .
Tissue Specificity Widely expressed in different tissues.
Subcellular Localization Mitochondrion inner membrane .
Uniprot ID P35232
Alternative Names Prohibitin;PHB;
Research Areas |cell biology|cell cycle|cell cycle inhibitors| tags & cell markers|subcellular markers|organelles|mitochondria| cell biology|apoptosis|mitochondrial| epigenetics and nuclear signaling|transcription|other factors|co-factors| metabolism|pathways and processes|mitochondrial metabolism|mitochondrial markers|metabolism processes| cancer|cell death|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Prohibitin

PHB(Prohibitin), also known as PHB1, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PHB gene. White et al.(1991) mapped the PHB gene to chromosome 17 by analysis of human-mouse somatic cell hybrid cell lines using a genomic fragment of human prohibitin DNA isolated from a library using the rat prohibitin cDNA clone. By in situ hybridization, they localized the gene to 17q21. Sato et al.(1992) isolated the human homolog of the rat prohibitin gene and mapped it to 17q12-q21 by in situ hybridization. Proliferation of tumor cells depends on new blood vessel formation(angiogenesis) that accompanies malignant progression. Anticancer therapies using angiogenesis inhibitors or cytotoxic agents targeted to the vasculature of tumors have been evaluated in clinical trials. Although white fat is a nonmalignant tissue, it has the capability to quickly proliferate and expand. Furthermore, it is highly vascularized. Rupnick et al.(2002) showed that nonspecific angiogenesis inhibitors can prevent the development of obesity of mice.

Anti-Prohibitin Antibody Images

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Anti-Prohibitin Antibody
Anti-Prohibitin antibody, PA1932, Western blotting
Lane 1: Rat Lung Tissue Lysate
Lane 2: Rat Skeletal Muscle Tissue Lysate
Lane 3: Rat Brain Tissue Lysate
Lane 4: Rat Kidney Tissue Lysate
Lane 5: HELA Cell Lysate
Lane 6: MCF-7 Cell Lysate
Lane 7: PC-12 Cell Lysate
Lane 8: A549 Cell Lysate
Lane 9: SMMC Cell Lysate
Anti-Prohibitin Antibody
Anti-Prohibitin antibody, PA1932, IHC(P)
IHC(P): Human Lung Cancer Tissue
Anti-Prohibitin Antibody
Anti-Prohibitin antibody, PA1932, ICC

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Customer Q&As

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WB
A: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugation
A: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact
Q: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?
A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "Immunogen" and clonality in the product name.
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?
A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands

3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.

4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?
A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: Some common names include but are not limited to phb antibody, prohibitin antibody