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PTMScan® Anti-Biotin Kit
Proteomic Analysis Products

PTMScan® Anti-Biotin Kit #41343

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Side by side comparison of two commercially available anti-biotin polyclonal antibodies with Cell Signaling Technology's anti-biotin (A7C2A) rabbit monoclonal antibody. Mouse liver peptides were chemically biotinylated and 1 μg was mixed with 1 mg of untreated mouse liver peptides for each sample. Immunoprecipitated peptides from each of the three antibodies were then analyzed by OrbiTrap™ LC-MS and the average number of biotinylated peptides identified is shown.

Product Includes Volume (with Count)
PTMScan® Anti-Biotin (A7C2A) Immunoaffinity Beads 10 x 80 µl
PTMScan® IAP Buffer (10X) 9993 10 x 600 µl
PTMScan® Limited Use License 1 x 1 ml


Antibody beads supplied in IAP buffer containing 50% glycerol. Store at -20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.

Product Description

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is a chemical moiety that can be post-tranlationally added to proteins via a process known as biotinylation. Biotinylated proteins and peptides bind very tightly to avidin groups. Biotinylation of protein targets can be achieved using chemical or enzymatic methods.

PTMScan® Technology employs a proprietary methodology from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) for peptide enrichment by immunoprecipitation using a specific bead-conjugated antibody in conjunction with liquid chromatography (LC) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for quantitative profiling of post-translational modification (PTM) sites in cellular proteins. These include phosphorylation (PhosphoScan®), ubiquitination (UbiScan®), acetylation (AcetylScan®), and methylation (MethylScan®), among others. PTMScan® Technology enables researchers to isolate, identify, and quantitate large numbers of post-translationally modified cellular peptides with a high degree of specificity and sensitivity, providing a global overview of PTMs in cell and tissue samples without preconceived biases about where these modified sites occur (1). For more information on PTMScan® Proteomics Services, please visit


Biotinylation of proteins and peptides has been used for many years and has become a common way to biochemically tag targets of interest (1). One advantage is the very strong binding interaction with avidin that can be used to purify biotin-tagged proteins (2,3). It can also be used as a method for conjugation of a variety of tags such as dyes, beads and other solid substrates for a variety of assays and tools (4,5).

New assays have been developed that improve elucidation of protein subcellular context, localization, and protein-protein interactions. These new cellular assays utilize biotin ligase or engineered ascorbate peroxidase (APEX) fusion proteins that are able to biotinylate nearby protein targets within specific cellular compartments. This type of biotin proximity assay can provide improved information about subcellular localization, multi-subunit components, and recruitment of unknown targets. Using CST's in house developed anti-biotin rabbit monoclonal antibody; we have developed a robust procedure for immunoaffinity enrichment followed by mass spectrometry analysis using CST’s proprietary PTMScan(R) protocols. This allows for identification of biotinylated targets and investigation of new protein interactions. This assay provides rich data for these types of biotin proximity assays such as the APEX (6,7) engineered cell system and other related methods.

  1. Alderton, G. et al. (1945) Science 101, 151-2.
  2. Wright, L.D. et al. (1947) Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 64, 150-3.
  3. Cronan, J.E. (1990) J Biol Chem 265, 10327-33.
  4. Hofmann, K. and Kiso, Y. (1976) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 73, 3516-8.
  5. Shamsuddin, A.M. and Harris, C.C. (1983) Arch Pathol Lab Med 107, 514-7.
  6. Paek, J. et al. (2017) Cell 169, 338-349.e11.
  7. Hung, V. et al. (2016) Nat Protoc 11, 456-75.
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.
AcetylScan is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
Cell Signaling Technology is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
MethylScan is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
PhosphoScan is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
PTMScan is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
UbiScan is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
OrbiTrap is a trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Use of Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Motif Antibodies within certain methods (e.g., U.S. Patents No. 7,198,896 and 7,300,753) may require a license from CST. For information regarding academic licensing terms please have your technology transfer office contact CST Legal Department at [email protected] For information regarding commercial licensing terms please contact CST Pharma Services Department at [email protected]