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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human
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Product Name Anti-TdT Picoband™ Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PB9162
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for DNA nucleotidylexotransferase(DNTT) detection. Tested with WB in Human.
Cite This Product Anti-TdT Picoband™ Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PB9162)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-19441|sc-292644|sc-393710|sc-398238|sc-59393 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human
Application 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.
*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 E.coli-derived human TdT recombinant protein (Position: K316-A509). Human TdT shares 81% amino acid (aa) sequence identity with mouse TdT.
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 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 DNTT
Protein Name DNA nucleotidylexotransferase
Molecular Weight 58536 MW
Protein Function Template-independent DNA polymerase which catalyzes the random addition of deoxynucleoside 5'-triphosphate to the 3'-end of a DNA initiator. One of the in vivo functions of this enzyme is the addition of nucleotides at the junction (N region) of rearranged Ig heavy chain and T-cell receptor gene segments during the maturation of B- and T-cells. .
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the DNA polymerase type-X family.
Subcellular Localization Nucleus .
Uniprot ID P04053
Alternative Names DNA nucleotidylexotransferase; ;Terminal addition enzyme;Terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase;Terminal transferase ;DNTT;TDT ;
Research Areas |epigenetics and nuclear signaling|dna / rna|dna synthesis|dna polymerases|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for DNA nucleotidylexotransferase

Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase, also known as TDT and terminal transferase, is a unique DNA polymerase without template direction catalyzes the addition of deoxyribonucleotides onto the 3-prime-hydroxyl end of DNA primers. Its gene is mapped to the region 10q23-q24. And TDT cDNA contains an open reading frame of 1,530 basepairs corresponding to a protein containing 510 amino acids. TDT may be responsible for inserting nucleotides (N regions) at the V(H)-D and D-J(H) junctions of immunoglobulin genes. The enzyme is present in immature thymocytes, some bone marrow cells, transformed pre-B and pre-T cell lines, and leukemia cells. Additionally, TDT catalyses the addition of nucleotides to the 3' terminus of a DNA molecule. Unlike most DNA polymerases it does not require a template. The preferred substrate of this enzyme is a 3'-overhang, but it can also add nucleotides to blunt or recessed 3' ends. Cobalt is a necessary cofactor.

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Anti-TdT Picoband™ Antibody
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All lanes: Anti TDT (PB9162) at 0.5ug/ml
WB: Recombinant Human TDT Protein 0.5ng
Predicted bind size: 39KD
Observed bind size: 39KD
Anti-TdT Picoband™ Antibody
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All lanes: Anti TDT (PB9162) at 0.5ug/ml
WB: JURKAT Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Predicted bind size: 58KD
Observed bind size: 58KD
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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: 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.