Key features and details
- Mouse monoclonal [Bu20a] to BrdU
- Suitable for: IHC-Fr, ICC/IF, Flow Cyt, IHC-P
- Reacts with: Species independent
- Isotype: IgG1
Product nameAnti-BrdU antibody [Bu20a]
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DescriptionMouse monoclonal [Bu20a] to BrdU
Specificityab136650 reacts specifically with BrdU incorporated into DNA during S phase of a cell cycle.
Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-Fr, ICC/IF, Flow Cyt, IHC-Pmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Species independent
BrdU conjugated to BSA.
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term.
Storage bufferpH: 7.40
Preservative: 0.01% Sodium azide
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PurityProtein A purified
Purification notesab136650 was purified from cell culture supernatant and is > 95% pure (by SDS-PAGE).
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab136650 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-Fr||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
|ICC/IF||Use a concentration of 10 µg/ml.|
|Flow Cyt||Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ab170190 - Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
|IHC-P||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
RelevanceThe immunocytochemical detection of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporated into DNA is a powerful tool to study the cytokinetics of normal and neoplastic cells. In vitro or in vivo labeling of tumor cells with the thymidine analogue BrdU and the subsequent detection of incorporated BrdU with specific anti-BrdU monoclonal antibodies is an accurate and comprehensive method to quantitate the degree of DNA-synthesis. BrdU is incorporated into the newly synthezised DNA of S-phase cells may provide an estimate for the fraction of cells in S-phase. Also dynamic proliferative information such as the S-phase transit rate and the potential doubling time can be obtained, by means of bivariate BrdU/DNA flow cytometric analysis.
- Bromodeoxyuridine antibody
- BUdr antibody
ICC/IF image of ab136650 stained HeLa cells, both BrdU treated (left image) and normal cells (right image). The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 min) and then subjected to acid hydrolysis using 2M HCL in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 30 minutes at room temperature to denature the DNA. They were then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab136650, 10µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96879, DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM. Positive staining can be seen in the BrdU treated cells, but not in the normal cells, demonstrating specificity for BrdU.
IHC image of ab136650 staining, both in normal and BrdU treated rat liver formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections, performed on a Leica Bond
For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.
ab136650 has been referenced in 5 publications.
- Heredia M et al. Factors Involved in the Functional Motor Recovery of Rats with Cortical Ablation after GH and Rehabilitation Treatment: Cortical Cell Proliferation and Nestin and Actin Expression in the Striatum and Thalamus. Int J Mol Sci 20:N/A (2019). PubMed: 31744113
- Giraddi RR et al. Stem and progenitor cell division kinetics during postnatal mouse mammary gland development. Nat Commun 6:8487 (2015). PubMed: 26511661
- Silverman BR & Champion JA Presentation of fibronectin fragments using affinity protein interactions for enhanced retention and function. Acta Biomater 10:4956-60 (2014). PubMed: 25173838
- Calabrese C et al. Cell proliferation of esophageal squamous epithelium in erosive and non-erosive reflux disease. World J Gastroenterol 17:4496-502 (2011). PubMed: 22110280
- Magaud JP et al. Double immunocytochemical labeling of cell and tissue samples with monoclonal anti-bromodeoxyuridine. J Histochem Cytochem 37:1517-27 (1989). ICC/IF ; Human, Mouse . PubMed: 2476478