Learn about our comprehensive antibody validation methods to ensure monospecificity.  Antibody Validation>>

Haptoglobin (HP) Antibody [HP/3839]

In Stock
HuProt Validated
Catalog Number Formulation Size Price
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab WITHOUT BSA and Azide at 1.0mg/ml
Flat Rate Domestic: $60 | Orders outside the US - Contact Us for Order Information | Ships next business day

Applications & Dilutions

Applications Tested Dillution Protocol Note
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
30 min at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95°C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes


Haptoglobin (Hp) is a blood plasma protein that functions to bind free Hemoglobin that has been released from erythrocytes, thereby inhibiting its oxidative activity. During this process, Haptoglobin sequesters the iron within Hemoglobin, preventing iron-utilizing bacteria from benefitting from hemolysis. This function suggests that Haptoglobin concentrations may increase in response to inflammation. The resulting Haptoglobin-Hemoglobin complex is then removed by the reticulo-endothelial system. Due to cleavage of a common precursor protein during protein synthesis, Haptoglobin consists of two a and two b chains, connected by disulfide bridges. In human, Haptoglobin exists in two allelic forms designated Haptoglobin 1 (Hp1) and Haptoglobin 2 (Hp2), where Hp2 is the result of a partial Hp1 gene duplication. There are three known phenotypes of human Haptoglobin: Hp1-1, Hp2-1 and Hp2-2, which may be associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease pathology and a susceptibility to Parkinson s and Crohn s disease. Haptoglobin levels are useful in diagnosing hemolytic anemia, the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. Haptoglobin is expressed in mammalian hepatocytes as well as other tissues such as skin, lung and kidney.

Product Properties & Targets

Antibody Type
Species Reactivity
Research Areas
Isotype / Light Chain
IgG1 / Kappa
Cellular Localization
Gene Name
Positive Control
Human liver.
Recombinant fragment (around aa100-250) of human HP protein (exact sequence is proprietary)
Alternate Names
Haptoglobin, Zonulin, Binding peptide (BP); Haptoglobin alpha chain / alpha(1S) beta; Haptoglobin alpha(2FS) beta; Haptoglobin beta chain; Haptoglobin, alpha polypeptide; Haptoglobin, beta polypeptide; HP; HP2 ALPHA2; HPA1S; HPT; MGC111141; Zonulin

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen
15-18 kDa ( chain); 45kDa ( chain)


  • As a result of hemolysis, hemoglobin is found to accumulate in the kidney and is secreted in the urine. Haptoglobin captures, and combines with free plasma hemoglobin to allow hepatic recycling of heme iron and to prevent kidney damage. Haptoglobin also acts as an antioxidant, has antibacterial activity, and plays a role in modulating many aspects of the acute phase response. Hemoglobin/haptoglobin complexes are rapidly cleared by the macrophage CD163 scavenger receptor expressed on the surface of liver Kupfer cells through an endocytic lysosomal degradation pathway.
  • The uncleaved form of allele alpha-2 (2-2), known as zonulin, plays a role in intestinal permeability, allowing intercellular tight junction disassembly, and controlling the equilibrium between tolerance and immunity to non-self antigens.

Key References

  • Lee, C.C., et al. 2010. Expression of Haptoglobin predicts recurrence in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Clin. Chim. Acta 411: 1116-1121.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8 °C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80 °C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Haptoglobin (HP) Antibody”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


We hold Exclusive rights to 10,000 recombinant and hybridoma antibody products, available for Licensing or Collaboration.