• Product nameAnti-Nestin antibody [2Q178]See all Nestin primary antibodies ...
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [2Q178] to Nestin
  • Tested applicationsICC/IF, Electron Microscopy, Flow Cyt, IHC-FoFr, IHC-P, IHC-Fr, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat

    Does not react with

    Sheep, Cat, Human, Monkey
  • Immunogen

    Full length native Nestin protein purified from embryonic rat spinal cord.

  • Positive control
    • Mouse or Rat embryonic brain.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab6142 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
ICC/IF 1/20 - 1/200. Cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde buffered with 50mM sodium borate at pH 9.5.
Electron Microscopy Use a concentration of 0.1 - 1 µg/ml. Tissue fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde at pH 10.0 or 4% paraformaldehyde with 0.1% glutaraldehyde at pH 7.4.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent dilution. PubMed: 21092738
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent dilution. PubMed: 18562299
IHC-P Use a concentration of 0.1 - 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol. Tissue fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde at pH 7.4 for light microscopy.
IHC-Fr Use a concentration of 0.1 - 1 µg/ml. Tissue fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde at pH 7.4 for light microscopy.
WB Use at an assay dependent dilution. Predicted molecular weight: 200 kDa. Block with milk or BSA but do not dilute primary antibody in buffer containing milk.


  • FunctionRequired for brain and eye development. Promotes the disassembly of phosphorylated vimentin intermediate filaments (IF) during mitosis and may play a role in the trafficking and distribution of IF proteins and other cellular factors to daughter cells during progenitor cell division. Required for survival, renewal and mitogen-stimulated proliferation of neural progenitor cells.
  • Tissue specificityCNS stem cells.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Developmental stageUpon terminal neural differentiation, nestin is down-regulated and replaced by neurofilaments.
  • Post-translational
    Constitutively phosphorylated. This increases during mitosis when the cytoplasmic intermediate filament network is reorganized.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • ESTM 46 antibody
    • FLJ 21841 antibody
    • FLJ21841 antibody
    • Intermediate filament protein antibody
    • Nbla00170 antibody
    • nes antibody
    • NEST_HUMAN antibody
    • Nestin antibody
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Anti-Nestin antibody [2Q178] images

  • ab6142 at 1/500 dilution staining Nestin in rat brain tissue (green) by immunohistochemistry (frozen sections). Sections were methanol fixed, permeabilized in 0.1% Triton X-100 prior to blocking in 2.5% BSA for 16 hours at 4°C and then incubated with ab6142, for 1 hour at 37°C. Alexa fluor® 680 goat polyclonal to mouse Ig, diluted 1/1000 was used as the secondary antibody.

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  • ab6142 staining adult mouse brain tissue section by Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed, paraffin embedded sections). Tissue underwent fixation in paraformaldehyde, heat mediated antigen retrieval in Sodium Citrate, permeabilization in 1% Triton buffer and blocking in 10% serum for 1 hour at 25°C. The primary antibody, diluted 1/200 (PBS, 2% Donkey serum, 0.2% Triton) for 16 hours at 4°C.  An Alexa Fluor® 488 conjugated donkey polyclonal to mouse Ig, diluted 1/500 was used as the secondary.

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  • ab6142 at 1/200 dilution staining Nestin in mouse Cor1 neural stem cells by Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence. Cells were fixed using 4%PFA for 15mins at RT. After x3 PBS rinses over 15mins, cells were blocked/permeabilised using primary Antibody dilution buffer for 15mins befpre application of primary Ab diluted in same buffer. Secondary conjugate was diluted in same buffer, with addition of 1/10K Hoechst, to stain nuclei. After 60mins cells were rinsed x3 over 15mins before coverslipping using Mowiol containing DABCO and azide.

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  • ab6142 staining mouse embryonic stem cells by immunocytochemistry/ immunofluorescence. Cells were PFA fixed and permeabilized in 0.4% Triton X-100 prior to blocking in 5% serum for 1 hour at 25°C. The primary antibody was diluted 1/500 and incubated with the sample for 20 hours at 4°C. Alexa fluor® 568 goat polyclonal to mouse Ig, diluted 1/400, was used as the secondary antibody.

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References for Anti-Nestin antibody [2Q178] (ab6142)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Schmidt-Edelkraut U  et al. Zac1 regulates cell cycle arrest in neuronal progenitors via Tcf4. Mol Cell Biol 34:1020-30 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24396065) »
  • Mastronuzzi A  et al. Large cell anaplastic medulloblastoma metastatic to the scalp: tumor and derived stem-like cells features. BMC Cancer 14:262 (2014). IF ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 24739212) »

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Application Western blot
Sample Apteronotus leptorhynchus Tissue lysate - whole (Brain)
Loading amount 50 µg
Specification Brain
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (4-15%)
Blocking step Milk as blocking agent for 14 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 4°C

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Rat Tissue sections (Brain)
Specification Brain
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: citrate buffer
Permeabilization No
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 10 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: 25°C

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Sample Apteronotus leptorhynchus Tissue sections (Spinal cord, brain)
Specification Spinal cord, brain
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.3% Triton X-100
Blocking step 3% sheep serum, 1% BSA, 1% teleostean gelatine in PBS as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 3% · Temperature: 24°C

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Submitted Nov 14 2011

Application Flow Cytometry
Sample Mouse Cell (Spleen)
Specification Spleen
Preparation Cell harvesting/tissue preparation method: 4% PFA was used to fixed the cells for 30 mins at room temperature.
Sample buffer: 1% BSA PBS was used as wash buffer
Fixation Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.5% Triton X-100

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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Sample Mouse Cell (mouse ES cells)
Specification mouse ES cells
Fixative Paraformaldehyde
Permeabilization Yes - 0.4% Triton X-100
Blocking step Serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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