Catalog # EM5081

EB2 Antibody

Rat Monoclonal

Application / Dilution

Size 100 μl

Species Reactivity Hu, Rt, Ms

MW 36 kDa

Isotype IgG2b



Microtubles (MTs) are oriented with a fast growing plus-end and a slower growing minus-end. The MT plus-end is a crucial site for the regulation of MT dynamics and MT association with different cellular organelles by several groups of plus-end tracking proteins (+TIPs). These +TIPs form comet-like accumulations at the plus ends of MTs to regulate MT dynamics and interactions. The +TIPs include diverse groups of proteins, such as motor and nonmotor proteins, MT polymerases and depolymerases as well as various regulatory and adaptor proteins. The End-Binding (EB) family of +TIPs includes EB1 (MAPRE1), EB2 (MAPRE2, RP1), and EB3 (MAPRE3, EBF3). EB proteins are ubiquitiously expressed +TIPs that can dimerize through a coiled-coil C-terminal region, and bind MTs through an N-terminal calponin homology domain. EB proteins can stabilize MTs, increase MT dynamics, and suppress MT pauses. These activities of EB proteins are important for mitotic spindle formatin and chromsome alighnment during mitosis, and may have important roles in the centrosome and cilia assembly.


Gouveia, S.M. & Akhmanova, A. (2010) Int Rev Cell Mol Biol. 285:1-74.

Western blot of EB proteins in mouse brain (lanes 1-5). The blot was probed with rat monoclonals EM5041 anti-EB1 (lane 1), EM5061 anti-EB1/2/3 (lane 2), EM5081 anti-EB2 (lane 3), EM5101 anti-EB3 (lane 4), and EM5091 anti-EB3 (lane 5). Then the antibodies were detected using goat anti-Rat IgG Light Chain specific:HRP (RS3121).

Immunocytochemical labeling of EB2 in paraformaldehyde-fixed and NP40-permeabilized A431 cells. The cells were dual labeled with mouse monoclonal anti-α-Tubulin (TM4111) (left) and rat monoclonal anti-EB2 (EM5081) (right). The antibodies were detected using either goat anti-mouse:DyLight® 488 (MS3011) or goat anti-Rat:DyLight® 594 (RS3111).

Clone KT52 was generated from a GST fusion protein containing human EB2. This sequence is highly conserved in rat and mouse EB2.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession Q8R001
Rat monoclonal antibody purified with protein G chromatography is supplied in 100µl phosphate-buffered saline and 0.05% sodium azide. Aliquot and 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.

The antibody detects a 36 kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of EB2 on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of human HeLa, mouse brain, and rat PC12 cells. The antibody also detects EB2 by immunocytochemistry in HeLa and A431 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: