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Product Includes Volume Solution Color
Histone H3 Rabbit mAb coated microwells 96 tests
Histone H3 Rabbit Detection mAb (Biotinylated) 1 Ea Green (Lyophilized)
HRP-Linked Streptavidin (ELISA Formulated) 1 Ea Red (Lyophilized)
Detection Antibody Diluent 11 ml Green
HRP Diluent 11 ml Red
TMB Substrate 7004 11 ml Colorless
STOP Solution 7002 11 ml Colorless
ELISA Wash Buffer (20X) 25 ml Colorless
ELISA Sample Diluent 25 ml Blue
Sealing Tape 2 sheets
Cell Lysis Buffer (10X) 9803 15 ml Yellowish

Product Description

The PathScan® Total Histone H3 Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of histone H3. A Histone H3 Rabbit Antibody has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, histone H3 (modified and unmodified) is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, Histone H3 mouse mAb is added to detect the captured histone H3 protein. Anti-Mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody

is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added to develop color. The magnitude of the absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of total histone H3.

Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.


Specificity / Sensitivity

CST's PathScan® Total Histone H3 Sandwich ELISA Kit #7253 detects endogenous levels of histone H3. As shown in Figure 1, using the Total Histone H3 Sandwich ELISA Kit #7253, a high level of histone H3 is detected in NIH/3T3 cells when treated with TSA. The level of total histone H3 (modified and unmodified) remains unchanged as shown by Western analysis (Figure 1). Similar results are obtained when COS and Jurkat cells are treated with TSA (data not shown). Note: For this assay, it is recommended that lysates be thoroughly sonicated to ensure complete extraction of histone H3 and an accurate absorbance reading. This kit detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.


Species Reactivity: Human, Mouse, Monkey

Modulation of chromatin structure plays an important role in the regulation of transcription in eukaryotes. The nucleosome, made up of DNA wound around eight core histone proteins (two each of H2A, H2B, H3, and H4), is the primary building block of chromatin (1). The amino-terminal tails of core histones undergo various post-translational modifications, including acetylation, phosphorylation, methylation, and ubiquitination (2-5). These modifications occur in response to various stimuli and have a direct effect on the accessibility of chromatin to transcription factors and, therefore, gene expression (6). In most species, histone H2B is primarily acetylated at Lys5, 12, 15, and 20 (4,7). Histone H3 is primarily acetylated at Lys9, 14, 18, 23, 27, and 56. Acetylation of H3 at Lys9 appears to have a dominant role in histone deposition and chromatin assembly in some organisms (2,3). Phosphorylation at Ser10, Ser28, and Thr11 of histone H3 is tightly correlated with chromosome condensation during both mitosis and meiosis (8-10). Phosphorylation at Thr3 of histone H3 is highly conserved among many species and is catalyzed by the kinase haspin. Immunostaining with phospho-specific antibodies in mammalian cells reveals mitotic phosphorylation at Thr3 of H3 in prophase and its dephosphorylation during anaphase (11).


1.  Workman, J.L. and Kingston, R.E. (1998) Annu Rev Biochem 67, 545-79.

2.  Hansen, J.C. et al. (1998) Biochemistry 37, 17637-41.

3.  Strahl, B.D. and Allis, C.D. (2000) Nature 403, 41-5.

4.  Cheung, P. et al. (2000) Cell 103, 263-71.

5.  Bernstein, B.E. and Schreiber, S.L. (2002) Chem Biol 9, 1167-73.

6.  Jaskelioff, M. and Peterson, C.L. (2003) Nat Cell Biol 5, 395-9.

7.  Thorne, A.W. et al. (1990) Eur J Biochem 193, 701-13.

8.  Hendzel, M.J. et al. (1997) Chromosoma 106, 348-60.

9.  Goto, H. et al. (1999) J Biol Chem 274, 25543-9.

10.  Preuss, U. et al. (2003) Nucleic Acids Res 31, 878-85.

11.  Dai, J. et al. (2005) Genes Dev 19, 472-88.


Entrez-Gene Id 8350
Swiss-Prot Acc. P68431


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