Histone H3K4me1 antibody (pAb)

RRID: AB_2615075
Catalog No: 39297 Format: 100 µl Discontinued
Catalog No: 39298 Format: 10 µl Discontinued
Catalog No: 39498 Format: 50 µl Discontinued

Antibody Type:
Molecular Weight:
17 kDa
Human, Mouse, Wide Range Predicted


CUT&Tag Validated ChIP Validated ChIP-Seq Validated Western Blot Validated Immunofluorescence Validated Immunohistochemistry Validated Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay Validated Immunocytochemistry Validated

Application Notes

This product has been discontinued

Applications Validated by Active Motif:
ChIP: 10 µl per ChIP
ChIP-Seq: 10 µl each
ICC/IF: 1:500 - 1:1,000 dilution
WB: 1:5,000 - 1:20,000 dilution
CUT&Tag 1 µl per 50 µl reaction

For Histone H3K4me1, we also offer AbFlex® Histone H3K4me1 Recombinant Antibody (rAb). For details, see Catalog No. 91289.

The modENCODE and NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Mapping Consortiums have implemented rigorous standardization criteria for all assays and reagents to be used. As part of this initiative, antibody specificity testing and the ability of the antibodies to work in ChIP-Seq were assessed in a large-scale study. This Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody was validated for ChIP-Seq in the study.

Published Applications

The following applications have been published using this antibody. Unless noted above, Active Motif may not have validated the antibody for use in these applications:

Native ChIP, CUT&Tag, CUT&RUN

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This Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody was raised against a peptide including monomethyl-lysine 4 of human histone H3.


Rabbit serum containing 30% glycerol and 0.035% sodium azide. Sodium azide is highly toxic. For your convenience, an IgG version (Catalog No. 61633) of this antibody that was purified by Protein A Chromatography is also available.


Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody tested by ChIP-Seq.
ChIP was performed using the ChIP-IT® High Sensitivity Kit (Cat. No. 53040) with chromatin from human prostate cancer cells (3 million). ChIP DNA was sequenced on the Illumina GA II and 22 million sequence tags were mapped to identify H3K4me1 binding sites. The image shows H3K4me1 binding across a 600 Kb region on chromosome 13.

Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody (pAb) tested by immunofluorescence.
HeLa cells stained with Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody (1:1,000). Top: Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody. Middle: DAPI. Bottom: merge.

Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody tested by Western blot.
HeLa acid extract probed with Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody (1:5,000 dilution).

Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody specificity tested by peptide array analysis.
Peptide array analysis was used to confirm the specificity of this antibody for its intended modification. Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody was applied at a dilution of 1:5,000 to Active Motif's MODified™ Histone Peptide Array (Catalog No. 13001). The arrays were scanned with ArrayAnalysis Software 7 and the results plotted. Specificity data is shown for the most reactive peptides and those related to the immunogen. Recognition of the H3 monomethyl Lys4 peptide is blocked by Thr3 phosphorylation, Arg2 methylation and a citrulline at position 2.
Array Data File

Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody tested by dot blot analysis.
Dot blot analysis was used to confirm the specificity of Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody for monomethyl-Lys4 histone H3. Methylated peptides corresponding to the immunogen and related peptides were spotted onto PVDF and probed with the antibody at 1:10,000. The amount of peptide (picomoles) spotted is indicated next to each row.
Lane 1: Unmodified lysine 4 peptide. Lane 2: Monomethyl lysine 4 peptide. Lane 3: Dimethyl lysine 4 peptide. Lane 4: Trimethyl lysine 4 peptide. Lane 5: Monomethyl lysine 4 peptide #2. Lane 6: Unmodified peptide corresponding to amino acids 6-22 of human histone H3. Lane 7: Monomethyl lysine 9 peptide. Lane 8: Dimethyl lysine 9 peptide. Lane 9: Trimethyl lysine 9 peptide. Lane 10: Dimethyl lysine 9 peptide #2. Lane 11: Unmodified lysine 27 peptide. Lane 12: Monomethyl lysine 27 peptide. Lane 13: Dimethyl lysine 27 peptide. Lane 14: Trimethyl lysine 27 peptide. Lane 15: Monomethyl lysine 27 peptide #2. Lane 16: Dimethyl lysine 14 peptide.


Histone H3 is one of the core components of the nucleosome. The nucleosome is the smallest subunit of chromatin and consists of 147 base pairs of DNA wrapped around an octamer of core histone proteins (two each of Histone H2A, Histone H2B, Histone H3 and Histone H4). Histone H1 is a linker histone, present at the interface between the nucleosome core and DNA entry/exit points. Histone H1 is responsible for establishing higher-order chromatin structure. Chromatin is subject to a variety of chemical modifications, including post-translational modifications of the histone proteins and the methylation of cytosine residues in the DNA. Reported histone modifications include acetylation, methylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitylation, glycosylation, ADP-ribosylation, carbonylation and SUMOylation; these modifications play a major role in regulating gene expression.

The methylation of histones can occur on two different residues: arginine or lysine. Histone methylation can be associated with transcriptional activation or repression, depending on the methylated residue. Lysine 4 of histone H3 can be mono-, di- or trimethylated by different histone methyltransferases (HMTs) such as SET1 or ASH1. Methylation of Lys4 is often associated with transcriptional activation. The demethylase LSD1 is able to demethylate histone H3 Lys4.

Positive Control

Active Motif's HeLa acid extract (Catalog No. 36200) can be used as a positive control for Histone H3 monomethyl Lys4 antibody.

qPCR Primers

Active Motif's Human Negative Control Primer Set 1 (Cat. No. 71001) has been validated for performing qPCR and endpoint PCR when this antibody has been used for ChIP on human samples. For ChIP experiments with this antibody on mouse samples, the Mouse Negative Control Primer Set 1 (Cat. No. 71011) has been validated for both qPCR and endpoint PCR.

Chromatin IP Assays

This antibody has been validated for use in ChIP and/or ChIP-Seq, and can be used with Active Motif's ChIP-IT® High Sensitivity Kit or our magnetic bead-based ChIP-IT® Express Kits. For an overview of all of our ChIP products, please visit our Chromatin IP Page to learn about ChIP products designed for use with Histone H3K4me1 antibody (pAb).


Some products may be shipped at room temperature. This will not affect their stability or performance. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles by aliquoting items into single-use fractions for storage at -20°C for up to 2 years. Keep all reagents on ice when not in storage.


This product is guaranteed for 12 months from date of receipt.

This product is for research use only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Application Key

  • ChIP = Chromatin Immunoprecipitation;
  • ChIP = ChIP Sequencing;
  • CUT&RUN = Cleavage Under Targets and Release Using Nuclease;
  • CUT&Tag = Cleavage Under Targets and Tagmentation;
  • DB = Dot Blot;
  • ELISA = Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay;
  • EMSA = Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
  • FC = Flow Cytometry;
  • ICC = Immunocytochemistry;
  • IF = Immunofluorescence;
  • IHC = Immunohistochemistry;
  • IP = Immunoprecipitation;
  • MeDIP = Methyl-DNA Immunoprecipitation;
  • NEU = Neutralizing;
  • WB = Western Blotting