Anti-Perilipin 1 Antibody (Cat. 4854)


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Amount:  100 µL

Background:  Lipid droplets are coated with a layer of proteins that regulate their growth and metabolism.  The major lipid droplet-associated protein in adipocytes is perilipin [1]. Mice in which the endogenous gene for perilipin is knocked out have a lean phenotype due to reduced accumulation of fat [2,3], suggesting that perilipin may have a “gate-keeper” function under basal conditions to protect the triglycerides from metabolism by lipases.

Immunogen:  Synthetic peptide corresponding to the region surrounding serine 497 of the human perilipin 1 sequence (not specific to serine 497 phosphorylation)

Specificity/Target:  Recognizes full-length perilipin 1 (encoded by the PLIN1a gene)

Species Reactivity:  human, mouse (verified)

Tested Applications:  Immunocytochemistry/immunofluorescence (ICC/IF), Western blotting (WB)

Recommended Dilutions    ICC/IF    1:300        |      WB       1:5000

Storage:  4°C short-term; -20°C long-term

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This reagent has been featured in 20 peer-reviewed publications.

Human subcutaneous adipocytes stained for nuclei (blue), lipid droplets (green), and perilipin (red) using Vala Sciences’ lipid droplet staining kit (#4805) and mouse monoclonal antibody to perilipin (# 4854).

Western blotting of protein extracts from 3T3L1 cells that were differentiated into adipocytes and treated with and without 6 µM forskolin. The antibody to perilipin (#4854) recognizes a distinct band at approximately 57 kD.


  1. Bickel PE, Tansey JT, Welte MA. PAT proteins, an ancient family of lipid droplet proteins that regulate cellular lipid stores. Biochim Biophys Acta. Jun 2009;1791(6):419-440.
  2. Tansey JT, Sztalryd C, Gruia-Gray J, et al. Perilipin ablation results in a lean mouse with aberrant adipocyte lipolysis, enhanced leptin production, and resistance to diet-induced obesity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. May 22 2001;98(11):6494-6499.
  3. Martinez-Botas J, Anderson JB, Tessier D, et al. Absence of perilipin results in leanness and reverses obesity in Lepr(db/db) mice. Nat Genet. Dec 2000;26(4):474-479.

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