Anti-BDNF antibody [EPR1292] (ab108319)


  • Product name
    Anti-BDNF antibody [EPR1292]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EPR1292] to BDNF
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    This product may cross react with the following family members: NGF beta, neurotrophin 3, neurotrophin 4.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, IHC-P, ICC/IFmore details
    Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt or IP
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human BDNF aa 150 to the C-terminus. The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: P23560
    (Peptide available as ab182199)

  • Positive control
    • WB: Human, rat and mouse hippocampus lysate. IHC-P: Human brain tissue. ICC/IF: HeLa cells
  • General notes

    Our internal data indicates that mouse and rat are not recommended for IHC.

    For BDNF, multiple WB bands are possible and expected. The human protein has 5 isoforms (precursors: 28 – 37 kDa) and can be glycosylated (Uniprot: The mature form is expected at ~14 kDa (monomer) and the dimer at ~28 kDa.

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents

    We are constantly working hard to ensure we provide our customers with best in class antibodies. As a result of this work we are pleased to now offer this antibody in purified format. We are in the process of updating our datasheets. The purified format is designated 'PUR' on our product labels. If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact our Scientific Support team.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108319 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/1000 - 1/10000. Predicted molecular weight: 15 kDa.Can be blocked with Human BDNF peptide (ab182199).
IHC-P 1/100 - 1/250. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol. Heat up to 98 degrees C, below boiling, and then let cool for 10-20 min.
ICC/IF 1/750.
  • Application notes
    Is unsuitable for Flow Cyt or IP.
  • Target

    • Function
      During development, promotes the survival and differentiation of selected neuronal populations of the peripheral and central nervous systems. Participates in axonal growth, pathfinding and in the modulation of dendritic growth and morphology. Major regulator of synaptic transmission and plasticity at adult synapses in many regions of the CNS. The versatility of BDNF is emphasized by its contribution to a range of adaptive neuronal responses including long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD), certain forms of short-term synaptic plasticity, as well as homeostatic regulation of intrinsic neuronal excitability.
    • Tissue specificity
      Brain. Highly expressed in hippocampus, amygdala, cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Also expressed in heart, lung, skeletal muscle, testis, prostate and placenta.
    • Involvement in disease
      Bulimia nervosa 2
      Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
    • Sequence similarities
      Belongs to the NGF-beta family.
    • Post-translational
      The propeptide is N-glycosylated and glycosulfated.
      Converted into mature BDNF by plasmin (PLG).
    • Cellular localization
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links
    • Alternative names
      • Abrineurin antibody
      • ANON2 antibody
      • BDNF antibody
      • BDNF_HUMAN antibody
      • Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor antibody
      • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor antibody
      • BULN2 antibody
      • MGC34632 antibody
      • Neurotrophin antibody
      see all


    • All lanes : Anti-BDNF antibody [EPR1292] (ab108319) at 1/1000 dilution

      Lane 1 : Human hippocampus lysate
      Lane 2 : Rat hippocampus lysate
      Lane 3 : Mouse hippocampus lysate

      Lysates/proteins at 20 µg per lane.

      All lanes : Gt anti Rb IR680 at 1/10000 dilution

      Performed under reducing conditions.

      Predicted band size: 15 kDa
      Additional bands at: 15 kDa (possible mature (processed) protein), 28 kDa (possible multimer), 35 kDa, 45 kDa (possible immature (unprocessed)). We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

      This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MES buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 35 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using Licor blocking buffer before being incubated with ab108319 (1/1000) overnight at 4°C. Ab8245 (mouse anti-GAPDH; 0.05 ug/mL) was included as a loading control. Antibody binding was detected using goat anti-rabbit IgG IR-680 (green) and goat anti-mouse IgG IR800 (red) at a 1:10,000 dilution for 1hr at room temperature and then imaged using the Licor Odyssey CLx

    • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human brain tissue using ab108319 at 1/100 dilution.

    • Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence analysis of HeLa (human cervix adenocarcinoma) cells labelling BDNF with ab108319 at a dilution of 1/750. Cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with 0.5% Triton-X100 in PBS. ab150081 (1/200) was used as the secondary antibody.

      The antibody produces a strong, golgi-associated labelling pattern in both PF and MeOH fixed samples.

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    This product has been referenced in:
    • Fu F  et al. NDUFA4 enhances neuron growth by triggering growth factors and inhibiting neuron apoptosis through Bcl-2 and cytochrome C mediated signaling pathway. Am J Transl Res 10:164-174 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29423002) »
    • Sutton LP  et al. Orphan receptor GPR158 controls stress-induced depression. Elife 7:N/A (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29419376) »

    See all 38 Publications for this product

    Customer reviews and Q&As

    Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
    Western blot
    Human Cell lysate - whole cell (Endometrium (eutopic and ectopic))
    Gel Running Conditions
    Reduced Denaturing (12%)
    Loading amount
    10 µg
    Endometrium (eutopic and ectopic)
    Blocking step
    Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C

    Abcam user community

    Verified customer

    Submitted May 31 2017

    Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
    Dog Tissue sections (cerebellum)
    Antigen retrieval step
    Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: CC1

    Dr. Emmanuel Bouchaert

    Verified customer

    Submitted Oct 06 2016

    Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
    Human Cell (HeLa)
    Yes - 0.5% Triton-X100 in PBS

    Dr. Kirk Mcmanus

    Verified customer

    Submitted Sep 29 2016

    Thank you for contacting us.
    We have quite a few antibodies for BDNF. The antibodies ab108319, ab108383 ab109049 or ab72439 are against mature BDNF however ab78367 would detect the pro form.
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    Thank you for contacting us and for your interest in our products. I think ab108319 ( or ab108383 ( would be suitable since you are looking for a monoclonal antibody. However, please note that none of t...

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