• Product name

  • Description

    Rabbit polyclonal to HuD
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ICC/IF, IHC-P, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat
    Predicted to work with: Rabbit, Chicken, Human, Macaque monkey, Gorilla
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Mouse HuD aa 1-100 conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin.
    (Peptide available as ab151535)

  • Positive control

    • This antibody gave a positive signal within Western Blot in the following tissue lysates: Mouse Brain P7; Rat Brain P7; Mouse Brain P0; Rat Brain P0. This antibody gave a positive result in IHC in the following FFPE tissue: Human hippocampus.


  • Form

  • Storage instructions

    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer

    pH: 7.40
    Preservative: 0.02% Sodium azide
    Constituent: PBS
    Note: Batches of this product that have a concentration < 1mg/ml may have BSA added as a stabilising agent. If you would like information about the formulation of a specific lot, please contact our scientific support team who will be happy to help.
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  • Purity

    Immunogen affinity purified
  • Clonality

  • Isotype

  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab96474 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 Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 42 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 42 kDa). Abcam recommends using milk as the blocking agent (3%).


  • Function

    May play a role in neuron-specific RNA processing. Protects CDKN1A mRNA from decay by binding to its 3'-UTR (By similarity). Binds to AU-rich sequences (AREs) of target mRNAs, including VEGF and FOS mRNA.
  • Tissue specificity

  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the RRM elav family.
    Contains 3 RRM (RNA recognition motif) domains.
  • Post-translational

    Methylation at Arg-243 by CARM1 weakens protective binding to the 3'-UTR of CDKN1A mRNA and down-regulates CDKN1A protein expression, thereby maintaining cells in a proliferative state. Methylation is inhibited by NGF, which facilitates neurite outgrowth.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • ELAV (embryonic lethal abnormal vision Drosophila) like 4 antibody
    • ELAV L4 antibody
    • ELAV like 4 antibody
    • ELAV like protein 4 antibody
    • ELAV-like protein 4 antibody
    • ELAV4_HUMAN antibody
    • Elavl4 antibody
    • Embryonic lethal abnormal vision Drosophila homolog of like 4 antibody
    • Hu antigen D antibody
    • Hu-antigen D antibody
    • HuD antibody
    • Paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis antigen HuD antibody
    • PNEM antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-HuD antibody (ab96474) at 1 µg/ml (Milk blocking - 3%)

    Lane 1 : P7 Mouse Brain Tissue Lysate Lab Lysate
    Lane 2 : P7 Rat Brain Rat Tissue Lysate
    Lane 3 : P0 Mouse Brain Mouse Tissue Lysate
    Lane 4 : P0 Rat Brain Rat Tissue Lysate

    Lysates/proteins at 25 µg per lane.

    All lanes : Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) (ab97051) at 1/10000 dilution

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Performed under reducing conditions.

    Predicted band size: 42 kDa
    Observed band size: 40,42 kDa
    why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

    Exposure time: 8 minutes

    This blot was produced using a 10% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was run at 200V for 50 minutes before being transferred onto a Nitrocellulose membrane at 30V for 70 minutes. The membrane was then blocked for an hour using 3% Milk before being incubated with ab96474 overnight at 4°C. Antibody binding was detected using an anti-rabbit antibody conjugated to HRP, and visualised using ECL development solution.
  • ICC/IF image of ab96474 stained PC12 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and 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 ab96474 at 1µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 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.

  • IHC image of HuD staining in Human hippocampus formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section, performed on a Leica BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab96474, 5µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    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.


ab96474 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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