Description: The monoclonal antibody DM1a recognizes the 50kDa cytoskeletal protein α tubulin in a variety of species (human, mouse, rat, monkey, dog, pig, bovine, goat, hamster, guinea pig, kangaroo, amphibians, sea urchin, yeast and tobacco plants). Tubulin, the major component of microtubules, is a dimeric protein consisting of an alpha and beta subunit. Tubulin is a GTP-binding protein that can be modified by phosphorylation and acetylation resulting in assembly (polymerization) or disassembly (depolymerization). The dynamic nature of microtubules is most evident in the mitotic apparatus. The DM1a antibody recognizes the C-terminal end of the α tubulin isoform (amino acids 426-430).