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  • Product nameAnti-BDNF antibody
    See all BDNF primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to BDNF
  • SpecificityThis antibody appears to be specific for BDNF; it shows no cross-reactivity with other neurotrophic factors.
  • Tested applicationsIHC-FoFr, WB, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
  • Immunogen

    A synthetic peptide from human BDNF conjugated to an immunogenic carrier protein. The peptide is homologous in many other species including rat, mouse, zebra fish and xenopus. Peptide available as ab97400.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab72439 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
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 24510125
WB Use a concentration of 10 - 50 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 28 kDa.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 10 - 50 µg/ml.

Antigen retrieval is recommended.

IHC-Fr Use a concentration of 10 - 50 µg/ml.


  • FunctionDuring 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 specificityBrain. Highly expressed in hippocampus, amygdala, cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Also expressed in heart, lung, skeletal muscle, testis, prostate and placenta.
  • Involvement in diseaseCongenital central hypoventilation syndrome
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the NGF-beta family.
  • Post-translational
    The propeptide is N-glycosylated and glycosulfated.
    Converted into mature BDNF by plasmin (PLG).
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • 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
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Anti-BDNF antibody images

  • ab72439 staining BDNF in Mouse ovarian tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P - paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections). Tissue was blocked with 10% serum in 0.1% Triton X-100; antigen retrieval was by heat mediation in a citrate buffer (pH 6.0). Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/100) overnight at 4°C. A HRP-conjugated Horse anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal (1/2000) was used as the secondary antibody.

  • Anti-BDNF antibody (ab72439) at 1/10 dilution + SK N SH (Human neuroblastoma) Whole Cell Lysate at 10 µg

    Goat polyclonal to Rabbit IgG - H&L - Pre-Adsorbed (HRP) at 1/3000 dilution

    Predicted band size : 28 kDa
    Observed band size : 28 kDa
    Additional bands at : 52 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

References for Anti-BDNF antibody (ab72439)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Guo S  et al. IRF4 is a novel mediator for neuronal survival in ischaemic stroke. Cell Death Differ 21:888-903 (2014). WB, IHC-FoFr ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 24510125) »
  • Lambert KG  et al. Contingency-based emotional resilience: effort-based reward training and flexible coping lead to adaptive responses to uncertainty in male rats. Front Behav Neurosci 8:124 (2014). IHC-FrFl ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 24808837) »

See all 7 Publications for this product

Product Wall

Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Blocking step Commercial Peroxidase blocking buffer as blocking agent for 5 minute(s) · Concentration: 100% · Temperature: RT°C
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Commercial High pH buffer
Sample Human Tissue sections (Tendon)
Specification Tendon
Permeabilization No
Fixative Formaldehyde

Dr. Sarah Franklin

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 14 2014

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