PsbA D1 protein of PSII, C-terminal (10 ĩl)

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AS05 084-10 clonality: polyclonal host: rabbit reactivity: [global antibody] for higher plants, algae, liverworts, cyanobacteria, diatoms cellular [compartment marker] of thylakoid membrane

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The psbA gene has been cloned from many species of plants, green algae, and cyanobacteria. The psbA gene is located in the chloroplast genome and encodes for the D1 protein, a core component of Photosystem II. PsbA/D1 is rapidly cycled under illumination in all oxygenic photobionts. Tracking PsbA pools using the Global PsbA antibody can show the functional content of Photosystem II in a wide range of samples.


KLH-conjugated synthetic peptide derived from available plant,algal and cyanobacterial PsbA sequences, including Arabidopsis thaliana UniProt: P83755, TAIR:AtCg00020Oryza sativa P0C434, Physcomitrella patens Q6YXN7, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P07753, Synechococcus sp. P14660

antibody format  






10 µl

- for reconstitution add 10 µl of sterile water


store lyophilized/reconstituted at -20°C; once reconstituted make aliquots to avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Please, remember to spin tubes briefly prior to opening them to avoid any losses that might occur from lyophilized material adhering to the cap or sides of the tubes.

tested applications  

western blot (WB)

related products  

AS05 084 | PsbA | D1 protein of PSII, C-terminal, rabbit antibody, 100 µl

AS01 016 | anti-PsbA C-terminal, chicken antibody

AS01 016S | PsbA protein standard for quantitative western blot and positive control

AS10 704 | anti-PsbA | D1 protein of PSII, DE-loop, rabbit antibody

recommended secondary antibody
additional information  

Due to biology of PsbA (D1) protein a number of degradation products can apprear in a sample and may be observed when using anti-PsbA antibodies, including products having apparent molecular weights of 24kDa and 16kDa. D1 degradation is a complex set of events and the products observed can be influenced by both the extraction procedure and the physiology of the cells prior to harvest. Third, cross-linking may occur between D1 and cytochrome b559, shifting the protein higher in the gel. In cyanobacteria (PCC7942), three different bands were competed out by preincubating the antibody with the PsbA free peptide, indicating that all bands are indeed PsbA and its precursors or breakdown products. Competition assays were also performed with spinach and Chlamydomonas, confirming the identity of PsbA bands.

Anti-PsbA antibodies will not detect D2 protein, as the peptide used to generate PsbA antibodies has no homology to the D2 sequence.

application information
recommended dilution  

1: 10 000 with standard ECL (WB)

expected | apparent MW  

38 | 28-30 kDa

confirmed reactivity  

Arabidopsis thaliana, Arundo sp., Colobanthus quitensis Kunt Bartl, Craterostigma sp. Glycine max, Hordeum vulgare, Lindernia sp.,  Marchantia polymorpha (liverwort), Nicotiana benthamiana,Panicum miliaceum, Panicum maximum, Pinus strobus, Zea mays, Physcomitrella patens, Chlamydomonas reinhardii, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942, Anabaena 7120, Paulinella chromatophora (amoeba), Prochlorococcus sp. (surface and deep water ecotype), Spirodela polyrhizaSymbiodinium sp., Coscinodiscus wailesii, Ditylum brightwellii

predicted reactivity  

di and monocots,conifers, brown and red algae, cyanobacteria; cellular [compartment marker] of thylakoid membrane

not reactive in  

no confirmed exceptions from predicted reactivity known in the moment

additional information  

The antibody is appropriate for detecting both, 24 kDa or the 10 kDa C-terminal fragments, whichever is generated under given treatment conditions. In our analysis we have seen both, ca. 24 kDa and ca. 10 kDa fragments from different samples, depending on treatments and isolation procedures.

This antibody will detect the phosphorylated form of D1as an alternate band to the main band on a high resolution gel.

selected references   Vinyard et al. (2014). Engineered Photosystem II reaction centers optimize photochemistry vs. photoprotection at different solar intensities. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Mar 3.
et al. (2014). Thylakoid FtsH Protease Contributes to Photosystem II and Cytochrome b6f Remodeling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under Stress Conditions. Plant Cell, Jan 21.
et al. (2013). A temporal regulatory mechanism controls the different contribution of endoplasmic reticulum and plastidial ω-3 desaturases to trienoic fatty acid content during leaf development in soybean (Glycine max cv Volania). Phytochemistry, Aug 5.
Nowack and Grossman (2012). Trafficking of protein into the recently established photosynthetic organelles of Paulinella chromatophora. PNAS, 109:14:5340-5345.
Sharpe et al. (2012). Influence of Cell Size and DNA Content on Growth Rate and Photosystem II Function in Cryptic Species of Ditylum brightwellii. PLOS one. (antibody used for quantitative analysis).
Ueda et al. (2012). Composition and physiological function of the chloroplast NADH dehydrogenase-like complex in Marchantia polymorpha. Plant J. August 2.


application example

2 µg of total protein from (1) Arabidopsis thaliana leaf extracted with Protein Extration Buffer, PEB (AS08 300), (2) Hordeum vulgare leaf extracted with PEB, (3) Chlamydomonas reinhardtii total cell extracted with PEB, (4) Synechococcus sp. 7942 total cell extracted with PEB, (5) Anabaena sp. total cell extracted with PEB were separated on 4-12% NuPage (Invitrogen) LDS-PAGE and blotted 1h to PVDF. Blots were blocked immediately following transfer in 2% ECL Advance blocking reagent (GE Healthcare) in 20 mM Tris, 137 mM sodium chloride pH 7.6 with 0.1% (v/v) Tween-20 (TBS-T) for 1h at room temperature with agitation. Blots were incubated in the primary antibody at a dilution of 1: 50 000 for 1h at room temperature with agitation. The antibody solution was decanted and the blot was rinsed briefly twice, then washed once for 15 min and 3 times for 5 min in TBS-T at room temperature with agitation. Blots were incubated in secondary antibody (anti-rabbit IgG horse radish peroxidase conjugated recommended secondary antibody AS09 602) diluted to 1:50 000 in 2% ECL Advance blocking solution for 1h at room temperature with agitation. The blots were washed as above and developed for 5 min with ECL Advance detection reagent according the manufacturers instructions. Images of the blots were obtained using a CCD imager (FluorSMax, Bio-Rad) and Quantity One software (Bio-Rad).


Western blot anti-PsbA rabbit antibody

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Do you have a matching secondary antibody?

AS09 602 | Goat anti-rabbit IgG (H&L), HRP conjugated

AS09 607 | Goat anti-rabbit IgG (H&L), ALP conjugated 

AS09 603 | Goat anti-chicken IgY (H&L), HRP conjugated

AS09 606 | Goat anti-chicken IgY (H&L), ALP conjugated

For a complete list of Agrisera secondary antibodies

Protein extaction buffer:

AS08 300 | Plant and Algal Protein Extraction Buffer (PEB)
An extraction buffer for quantitative isolation of total soluble/membrane protein from various tissues, optimized for subsequent western blot detection.