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PsbD | D2 protein of PSII (100 ĩl)

AS06 146-100  |  Clonality: Polyclonal  |  Host: Rabbit  |  Reactivity: [global antibody] for A.thaliana, H. vulgare, L. corniculatus, N. tabacum, O. sativa, P. sativum, P. vulgaris, T. pRatense, U. prolifera, C. reinhardtii, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942, Anabaena 7120, diatoms

PsbD | D2 protein of PSII (100 ĩl) in the group Antibodies for Plant/Algal  / Global Antibodies at Agrisera AB (Antibodies for research) (AS06 146-100)


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KLH-comjugated synthetic peptide derived from the C-terminal of known PsbD sequences including Arabidopsis pumila A4QJS8 , Hordeum vulgare P11849, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P06007, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 P20898

Host Rabbit
Clonality Polyclonal
Purity Serum
Format Lyophilized
Quantity 2 x 50 ĩl
Reconstitution For reconstitution add 50 ĩl of sterile water to each tube.
Storage 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)
Recommended dilution 1 : 5000 (WB)
Expected | apparent MW

39.4 | 28-30 kDa


Confirmed reactivity Anabaena 7120, Arabidopsis thaliana, Ditylum brightwellii, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Horderum vulgare, Lotus corniculatus, Nicotiana tabacum, Oryza sativa, Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942, Synechocystis sp. PCC6803,  Thalassiosira guillardii, Thalassiosira pseudonana, Trifolium pratense, Ulva prolifera
Predicted reactivity

Glycine max, Panax ginseng, Pinus thunbergii, Physcomitrella patens, Populus trichocarp, Solanum tuberosumSpinacia oleracea, Triticum aestivum, Vitis vinifera, Zea mays 

Not reactive in No confirmed exceptions from predicted reactivity are currently known.

Application examples

Application examples

application example

2 µg of total protein from (1) Arabidopsis thaliana leaf extracted with Protein Extraction 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). Exposure time was 3 seconds.


 western blot using anti-PsbD antibodies

Additional information

Additional information

The peptide used to elicit this antibody has a perfect conservation across all full-length PsbD sequences from higher plants, lower
plants, cyanobacteria and unicellular algae except:   -minor substitutions in some Prochlorococcus & Dinoflagellate sequences. The antibody should still work against these taxa, but it has not been tested yet.  This antibody does not detect PsbA protein (D1).

There is a confirmed cross-reaction with TLA1 protein in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

For samples with a very low PSII content theremight be detection problems independent of the antibody. PSII proteins can vary in level depending upon liquid culture conditions. When the cells are in a stationary phase PSII content can drop to a very low level.

Related products

Related products

AS09 146S | PsbD | D2 protein of PSII protein standard for quantitation and as a positive control
AS06 146PRE | PsbD | D2 protein of PSII, pre-immune serum
AS05 084 | anti-PsbA (D1) protein of PSII, C-terminal
collection of antibodies to PSII proteins
recommended secondary antibody

Plant and algal protein extraction buffer

Secondary antibodies



D2 protein (PsbD) forms the reaction core of PSII (Photosystem II) as a heterodimer with the D1 protein (PsbA). PsbD is homologous to the D1 protein, with slightly higher molecular mass of about 39,5 kDa. Accumulation of D2 protein is an important step in the assemply of the PSII reaction centre complex.

Product citations

Selected references Correa-Galvis et al. (2016). PsbS interactions involved in the activation of energy dissipation in Arabidopsis. Nature Plants 2, Article number: 15225 (2016) doi:10.1038/nplants.2015.225
Huang et al. (2015). Rubisco accumulation is important for the greening of the fln2-4 mutant in Arabidopsis. Volume 236, July 2015, Pages 185–194.
Hojka et al. (2014). Inducible repression of nuclear-encoded subunits of the cytochrome b6f complex in tobacco reveals an extraordinarily long lifetime of the complex. Plant Physiol. 2014 Jun 24. pii: pp.114.243741.
Malnoë et al. (2014). Thylakoid FtsH Protease Contributes to Photosystem II and Cytochrome b6f Remodeling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under Stress Conditions. Plant Cell, Jan 21.