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Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free

Catalog # NB600-307 | Novus Biologicals a Bio-Techne Brand
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Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, Immunohistochemistry-Frozen, Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin, Western Blot



Antibody Source

Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 kappa Clone # Luci 21 1-107


BSA Free


1.0 mg/ml

Product Summary for Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free


This Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) was developed against luciferase protein from Photinus pyralis (North American firefly). [UniProt# P08659].

Reactivity Notes

Photinus pyralis (North American firefly).




This Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) is specific for Luciferase, recognizing a peptide consisting of the first 258 amino acids. Further epitope mapping has not been done at this time.






IgG1 kappa

Scientific Data Images for Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free

Western Blot: Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) [NB600-307] - Reduction in CREB activity in flies following DN-CREB expression in the fat body. CRE-Luciferase reporter protein was measured using anti-luciferase antibody in Western blots of body extracts from control flies (to-GAL4 driver only, control) or flies expressing DN-CREB in the fat body from the to-GAL4 driver (DN-CREB) (top panel). Blots were stripped and reprobed with anti-tubulin antibodies as a protein loading control (bottom panel). Signal intensities were quantified and are shown as ratios to control signals (mean+/-SD, n = 5; *p<0.05, Student's t-test). Image collected and cropped by CiteAb from the following publication ( licensed under a CC-BY license.
Immunohistochemistry: Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) [NB600-307] - Detection of Luciferase expression in CD34+ cells by Immunohistochemistry. Cytospin slides prepared from transduced CD34+ cells after 3 days of culture were stained with monoclonal anti-Luciferase antibody. Luciferase-positive cells have green cytoplasm; nuclei stained with DAPI are blue. Nontransduced, cultured CD34+ cells were used as a negative control. Original magnification, 40X. Wang, X. et al., Dynamic tracking of human hematopoietic stem cell. Blood. 102(10): 3478-3482, 2003.
Western Blot: Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) [NB600-307] - WB analysis of NB600-307 on Luciferase Protein (NB810-74573)

Applications for Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free

Recommended Usage

Flow Cytometry

1:200. Use reported by customer review

Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence





reported in scientific literature (PMID 31069316)



Western Blot

Application Notes
Western blot has been tested with Drosophila embryos. Purified Luciferase protein and Luciferase expressed in Drosophila adult co-migrate on Western blots with a band seen at ~61 kDa, representing Luciferase.
Please Note: Optimal dilutions of this antibody should be experimentally determined.

Reviewed Applications

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Formulation, Preparation, and Storage


Protein A or G purified




BSA Free


0.02% Sodium Azide


1.0 mg/ml


The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.

Stability & Storage

Aliquot and store at -20C or -80C. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.

Background: Luciferase

Luciferase is a generic term for a group of oxidative enzymes used in bioluminescence. Firefly (Photinus pyralis) and bacterial luciferase enzymes are commonly used in assay systems such as cell viability assays, reporter gene assays, and for in vivo imaging. Bacterial luciferases are flavoenzymes composed of two subunits each encoded by the luxA and luxB genes, while the firefly luciferase is a single polypeptide specified by the luc gene (1). Firefly luciferase (theoretical molecular weight: 61 kDa) oxidizes the substrate luciferin to oxyluciferin in a bioluminescent reaction requiring Mg2+ and ATP (2,3). This reaction produces a flash of yellow-green light with an emission peak around 560nm that can be detected by a luminometer (3). Firefly luciferase has become one of the more widely used reporter proteins and is an excellent tool for the study of gene expression, given that the amount of light emitted is directly proportional to luciferase activity (4).

The luciferase assay is fast and sensitive, differentiating itself from the CAT (chloramphenicol acetyltransferase) assay because it does not require a radioactive substrate.


1. Eun, H. (1996). Marker/Reporter enzymes. Enzymology Primer for Recombinant DNA Technology, 567-645. doi:10.1016/b978-012243740-3/50011-9

2. McNabb, D. S., Reed, R., & Marciniak, R. A. (2005). Dual luciferase assay system for rapid assessment of gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(9), 1539-1549. doi:10.1128/ec.4.9.1539-1549.2005

3. Fraga, H. (2008). Firefly luminescence: A historical perspective and recent developments. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 7(2), 146-158. doi:10.1039/b719181b

4. Younes, A., Lukyanenko, Y. O., Lyashkov, A. E., Lakatta, E. G., & Sollott, S. J. (2011). A bioluminescence method for direct measurement of phosphodiesterase activity. Analytical Biochemistry, 417(1), 36-40. doi:10.1016/j.ab.2011.05.036

Alternate Names

ec, firefly luciferase, Fluc, LuC, luciferin 4 monooxygenase, Luciferin 4-monooxygenase

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Product Specific Notices for Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free

This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.


FAQs for Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) - BSA Free

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  • Q: Hello. Do you have a specific protocol for use of this antibody in FACS analysis? Luciferase Antibody (Luci 21 1-107) 0.1ml. It is uncojugated, so I am wondering if there is a specific protocol for labeling, etc. Thank you

    A: The flow protocol used with this antibody NB600-307 was our general flow protocol. Since this antibody is unconjugated, you would want to use a conjugated mouse IgG secondary with this product in order to detect the antibody. We do also have this specific clone available in a directly conjugated PE form (NB600-307PE). If you are interested, I can inquire about a custom conjugate of another fluor or dye if you like. The other option would be for you to directly conjugate the antibody yourself. We do sell several conjugation kits that are very easy to use.

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