• Product name
    Anti-Nestin antibody [EPR1301(2)]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [EPR1301(2)] to Nestin
  • Host species
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, Flow Cyt, IHC-Pmore details
    Unsuitable for: IP or WB
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human Nestin aa 550-650 (Cysteine residue). The exact sequence is proprietary.
    Database link: P48681

  • Positive control
    • Human kidney and melanoma tissues. This antibody gave a positive result when used in the following methanol fixed cell lines: SKNSH
  • General notes

    Mouse, Rat: We have preliminary internal testing data to indicate this antibody may not react with these species. Please contact us for more information.


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

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab176571 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 1/50 - 1/100.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P 1/250 - 1/500. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.

The use of an HRP/AP polymerized secondary antibody is recommended.

  • Application notes
    Is unsuitable for IP or WB.
  • Target

    • Function
      Required 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 specificity
      CNS stem cells.
    • Sequence similarities
      Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
    • Developmental stage
      Upon 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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    • ICC/IF image of ab176571 stained SKNSH cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 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 ab176571 at 5µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (pseudo-colored green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab150081) IgG (H+L) preadsorbed, used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (pseudo-colored red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h at room temperature. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (pseudo-colored blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM for 1hour at room temperature.

    • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human melanoma tissue labeling Nestin using ab176571 at a 1/250 dilution.

    • Flow Cytometry analysis of SH-SY5Y (human neuroblastoma) cells labeling Nestin with purified ab176571 at 1/200 dilution (10ug/ml) (red). Cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde and permeabilised with 90% methanol. A Goat anti rabbit IgG (Alexa Fluor® 488)(1/2000 dilution) was used as the secondary antibody. Rabbit monoclonal IgG (Black) was used as the isotype control, cells without incubation with primary antibody and secondary antibody (Blue) were used as the unlabeled control.

    • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human kidney tissue labeling Nestin using ab176571 at a 1/250 dilution.


    This product has been referenced in:
    • Chen C  et al. Neuropathy correlated with imbalanced Foxp3/IL-17 in bone marrow microenvironment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Oncotarget 7:24455-65 (2016). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 27016413) »
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