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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Bovine, Human
Clone Number:TAU-2
Application:IHC, WB
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Product Name Anti-Tau Antibody (Monoclonal, TAU-2)
SKU/Catalog Number MA1093
Description Mouse IgG monoclonal antibody for Tau, microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P in Human;bovine. No cross reactivity with other proteins.
Cite This Product Anti-Tau Antibody (Monoclonal, TAU-2) TAU-2 (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # MA1093)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-101556|sc-101555|sc-28976|sc-19546|sc-19547 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Mouse
Validated Species Bovine, Human
Application IHC, 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-Mouse IgG (EK1001) for Western blot, and HRP Conjugated anti-Mouse IgG Super Vision Assay Kit (SV0001-1) for IHC(P).
*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 Bovine microtubule-associated proteins(MAPs).
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial


Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Number TAU-2
Form Lyophilized
Contents Mouse ascites fluid, 1.2% sodium acetate, 2mg BSA, with 0.01mg NaN3 as preservative.
Concentration Add 1ml of PBS buffer will yield a concentration of 100ug/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 Ascites
Isotype Mouse IgG1

Protein Target Info (Source:

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Gene Name Mapt
Protein Name Microtubule-associated protein tau
Molecular Weight 78564 MW
Protein Function Promotes microtubule assembly and stability, and might be involved in the establishment and maintenance of neuronal polarity. The C-terminus binds axonal microtubules while the N- terminus binds neural plasma membrane components, suggesting that tau functions as a linker protein between both. Axonal polarity is predetermined by tau localization (in the neuronal cell) in the domain of the cell body defined by the centrosome. The short isoforms allow plasticity of the cytoskeleton whereas the longer isoforms may preferentially play a role in its stabilization.
Tissue Specificity Expressed in neurons. The larger forms (isoform tau-A and isoform tau-B) are preferentially expressed in the peripheral nervous system while the other are expressed in the central nervous system. Low amounts of the larger forms are also found in limited areas of the CNS.
Sequence Similarities Contains 4 Tau/MAP repeats.
Subcellular Localization Cytoplasm, cytosol. Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell projection, axon. Mostly found in the axons of neurons, in the cytosol and in association with plasma membrane components.
Uniprot ID P19332
Alternative Names Microtubule-associated protein tau;Neurofibrillary tangle protein;Paired helical filament-tau;PHF-tau;Mapt;Mtapt, Tau;
Research Areas |neuroscience|neurology process|neurodegenerative disease|alzheimer's disease|tangles & tau| signal transduction|cytoskeleton / ecm|cytoskeleton|microtubules|mt associated proteins| neuroscience|cell type marker|neuron marker|axon marker|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Microtubule-associated protein tau

The microtubule-associated proteins(MAPs) coassemble with tubulin into microtubules in vitro. Microtubule-associated protein tau appears to be enriched in axons. Tau are composed of 352 to 441 amino acids. The isoforms differ from each other by the presence or absence of 29-amino acid or 58-amino acid inserts located in the N terminus and a 31-amino repeat located in the C terminus. tau is important in establishing and maintaining neuronal morphology and is a major component of the neurofibrillary tangles(NFTs) characteristic of Alzheimer's brain. Microtubule-associated protein tau(MTBT1) is mapped to chromosome 17q21.

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Anti-Tau Antibody (Monoclonal, TAU-2)
Anti-Tau antibody (monoclonal), MA1093, Western blotting
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Customer Q&As

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: Can you provide monoclonal antibodies carrier free?
A: We cannot.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: Some common names include but are not limited to tau antibody, phf tau antibody, phf-tau antibody