Catalog # CP1061

β-Catenin (N-terminal) Antibody

Rabbit Polyclonal

Application / Dilution

Size 100 μl

Species Reactivity Hu, Rt, Ms

MW 92 kDa



β-Catenin is a 92 kDa protein that binds to the cytoplasmic tail of E-Cadherin. The cadherins, transmembrane adhesion molecules, are found with catenins at adherens junctions. Deletions in the cytoplasmic domain of E-Cadherin eliminate catenin binding and result in a loss of cell adhesion. Tyrosine phosphorylation of β-Catenin can regulate its interaction with critical components of adherens junctions. Both Fer and Fyn kinases phosphorylate tyrosine 142 in vitro. Overexpression of these kinases in epithelial cells disrupts interactions between α- and β-Catenins. The phosphorylation of tyrosine 142 may act as a switch from the transcriptional to the adhesive role of β-Catenin. Src family kinases can also phosphorylate tyrosine 654 in the C-terminal armadillo repeat of β-Catenin. This phosphorylation regulates β-Catenin binding to E-cadherin. Thus, site-specific tyrosine phosphorylation of β-Catenin may regulate specific protein-protein interactions leading to changes in cell adhesion.



Brembeck, F.H. et al. (2004) Genes Dev. 18(18):2225.
Piedra, J. et al. (2003) Mol. Cell. Biol. 23(7):2287.
Ozawa, M. et al. (1990) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:4246.

Western blot analysis of Hct116 src transformed cells (20 µg/lane) serum starved overnight or treated with pervanadate (1 mM) for 30 min. The blot was probed with anti-β-Catenin or anti-β-Catenin (Tyr-142)

Formalin fixed, citric acid treated parafin sections of embryonic Rat E16 intestines. Sections were probed with anti-β-Catenin (CP1061) then anti-Rabbit:HRP before detection using DAB. (Images provided by Carl Hobbs and Dr. Pat Doherty at Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London).

β-Catenin synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues in the N-terminal region of human β-Catenin. This human sequence is highly conserved in rat and mouse β-Catenins.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession P35222
Rabbit polyclonal, affinity-purified antibody is supplied in 100µl phosphate-buffered saline, 50% glycerol, 1 mg/ml BSA, and 0.05% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Stable for 1 year.

The products are are safely shipped at ambient temperature for both domestic and international shipments. Each product is guaranteed to match the specifications as indicated on the corresponding technical data sheet. Please store at -20C upon arrival for long term storage.

This antibody detects a 92kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of β-Catenin on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of Hct116 src transformed cells. Similar results were seen in human endothelial, A431, and HeLa cells.

*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.

This kit contains: