LXR-α antibody (pAb)

Aliases: NR1H3, LXRA, RLD-1
Catalog No: 61175 Format: 100 µl $445 Buy
Catalog No: 61176 Format: 10 µl $105 Buy

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Antibody Type:
Affinity Purified
Molecular Weight:
52 kDa
Human, Mouse


ChIP Validated ChIP-Seq Validated Western Blot Validated

Application Notes

Validated Applications:
ChIP: 10 µl per ChIP
ChIP-Seq: 10 µl each
WB: 1:500 - 1:1,000 dilution

Published Applications:



This LXR-α antibody was raised against a peptide in the N-terminal region of human LXR-α.


Purified rabbit IgG in PBS with 30% glycerol and 0.035% sodium azide. Sodium azide is highly toxic.


LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by ChIP-chip.

LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by ChIP-chip.
ChIP was performed using the ChIP-IT® High Sensitivity Kit (Cat. No. 53040) with chromatin from 2 million mouse embryonic fibroblasts. ChIP DNA was amplified by WGA, labeled and hybridized to a mouse tiling array. The image is zoomed in to show LXR-α binding at the promoter of the retinoic acid inducible gene Zmiz1. LXR binding at this gene is expected since LXR is known to form heterodimers with RXR (retinoic acid receptor).

LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by ChIP.

LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by ChIP.
Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) was performed using the ChIP-IT® High Sensitivity Kit (Cat. No. 53040) with 20 µg of mouse embryonic fibroblast chromatin and 10 µl of LXR-α antibody. ChIP DNA was used in qPCR with the negative control primer pairs or gene-specific primer pairs as indicated. Data are presented as Binding Events Detected per 1000 Cells using Active Motif's Epigenetic Services normalization scheme which accounts for primer efficiency and the amount of chromatin used in the ChIP reaction.

LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by Western blot.

LXR-α antibody (pAb) tested by Western blot.
Whole cell extract of Hep G2 cells (30 µg) probed with LXR-α antibody (pAb) at a dilution of 1:500.


LXR-α (Liver X receptor alpha, NR1H3) is an orphan nuclear receptor and a member of the NR1 receptor family. The LXR receptors (including LXR-α and LXR-β) bind oxysterols and play key roles in maintaining cholesterol homeostasis in macrophages, primarily by regulating multiple components of the reverse cholesterol transport. They also are potent inhibitors of inflammation and are capable of repressing cytokine and chemokine production by Toll-like receptor (TLR)-activated macrophages. LXR-α is expressed mainly in liver and adipose tissue and interacts with RXR, shifting RXR to an active ligand-binding subunit mediating responses to retinoids.

Positive Control

Active Motif's Hep G2 nuclear extract (Catalog No. 36011) can be used as a positive control for LXR-α 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 LXR-α antibody (pAb).


Some products may be shipped at room temperature. This will not affect their stability or performance. Upon receipt, unconjugated antibodies may be stored at -20°C for up to 2 years. Fluorophore- & enzyme-conjugated antibodies should be stored at 4°C. Fluorophore-conjugated antibodies should be protected from light. Keep reagents on ice when not in storage; to avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, we recommend aliquoting items that will be stored frozen into single-use fractions prior to freezing.


This product is guaranteed for 6 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;
  • 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;
  • TR-FRET = Time-Resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer;
  • WB = Western Blotting