Transferrin Monoclonal antibody

Transferrin Monoclonal Antibody for IF, IHC, WB, ELISA

Host / Isotype

Mouse / IgG1


human and More (1)







Cat no : 66171-1-Ig


Beta 1 metal binding globulin, PRO1557, PRO2086, Serotransferrin, Siderophilin, TF, Transferrin

Tested Applications

Positive WB detected inhuman plasma, fetal human brain tissue
Positive IHC detected inhuman liver cancer tissue, human liver tissue
Note: suggested antigen retrieval with TE buffer pH 9.0; (*) Alternatively, antigen retrieval may be performed with citrate buffer pH 6.0
Positive IF detected inhuman liver cancer tissue
Planning an IF experiment? We recommend our CoraLite®488 and CoraLite®594 conjugated versions of this antibody.

Recommended dilution

Western Blot (WB)WB : 1:5000-1:50000
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)IHC : 1:200-1:2000
Immunofluorescence (IF)IF : 1:200-1:800
Sample-dependent, check data in validation data gallery

Published Applications

WBSee 2 publications below

Product Information

66171-1-Ig targets Transferrin in WB, IHC, IF applications and shows reactivity with human samples.

Tested Reactivity human
Cited Reactivityhuman, rat
Host / Isotype Mouse / IgG1
Class Monoclonal
Type Antibody
Immunogen Transferrin fusion protein Ag11668
Full Name transferrin
Calculated molecular weight 698 aa, 77 kDa
Observed molecular weight 77 kDa
GenBank accession numberBC059367
Gene symbol TF
Gene ID (NCBI) 7018
Conjugate Unconjugated
Form Liquid
Purification Method Protein A purification
Storage Buffer PBS with 0.02% sodium azide and 50% glycerol pH 7.3.
Storage ConditionsStore at -20°C. Stable for one year after shipment. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage.

Background Information

What is the tissue specificity of TF?

Transferrin is synthesized mainly in the liver.

What is the calculated molecular weight of TF?

77 kDa 

How many iron atoms can bind to TF?

Each of the two lobes of TF has one high-affinity Fe(III) binding site. Since binding of iron and bicarbonate 

releases free H+ ions, affinity decreases in acidic conditions, in which TF also remains bound to its receptor.

What is the primary role of TF?

TF serves as a serum metal-binding protein, playing a key role in iron metabolism and delivery for erythropoiesis.

What is the role of TF in human diseases?

TF deficiency results in an exhibition of congenital atransferrinemia (hypotransferrinemia) in which there is a 

decrease in hepcidin expression, causing increased iron levels. 

Is TF essential for iron delivery?

Congenital atransferrinemia results in an iron overload in some tissues, such as the liver, suggesting that while  TF is not essential for iron delivery to all organs, it is needed for iron level regulation.

In what circumstances do TF levels decrease?

Inflammation and iron overload both can cause a decline in TF levels.

How does TF affect hormonal balance?

TF positively regulates expression of hepcidin, a peptide hormone synthesized by the liver. 

How does TF deficiency cause increased iron levels? 

TF regulates hepcidin, which in turn is a negative regulator of intestinal iron absorption, resulting in TF 

deficiency causing both anemia, and, paradoxically, increased iron levels in some tissues. 

PMIDs: 23046645, 9635730, 22294463, 24589273


Product Specific Protocols
WB protocol for Transferrin antibody 66171-1-IgDownload protocol
IHC protocol for Transferrin antibody 66171-1-IgDownload protocol
IF protocol for Transferrin antibody 66171-1-IgDownload protocol
Standard Protocols
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Neurochem Int

Quantitative iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis of piperine protected cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat brain.

Authors - Yichun Zou

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci

Decreased serum SIRT6 as a novel predictor of coronary artery disease

Authors - Z. YAN