• Product name

    Anti-Neurofilament heavy polypeptide antibody
    See all Neurofilament heavy polypeptide primary antibodies
  • Description

    Chicken polyclonal to Neurofilament heavy polypeptide
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-FoFr, WB, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Cow, Human
  • Immunogen

    Full length native protein (purified) corresponding to Cow Neurofilament heavy polypeptide.

  • Positive control

    • Dissociated cell culture prepared from an adult rat brain.
  • General notes

    Do not freeze these antibodies unless you want to store them for longer periods of time. Note, however, that each time an antibody preparation is frozen, about half its binding activity is lost.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab134459 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 1/2000 - 1/5000. Use 2% paraformaldehyde-fixed tissues.
WB 1/5000 - 1/10000. Predicted molecular weight: 112 kDa.
ICC/IF 1/2000 - 1/5000. Use 2% paraformaldehyde-fixed cells.


  • Function

    Neurofilaments usually contain three intermediate filament proteins: L, M, and H which are involved in the maintenance of neuronal caliber. NF-H has an important function in mature axons that is not subserved by the two smaller NF proteins.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects in NEFH are a cause of susceptibility to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [MIM:105400]. ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting upper and lower motor neurons, and resulting in fatal paralysis. Sensory abnormalities are absent. Death usually occurs within 2 to 5 years. The etiology is likely to be multifactorial, involving both genetic and environmental factors.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Post-translational

    There are a number of repeats of the tripeptide K-S-P, NFH is phosphorylated on a number of the serines in this motif. It is thought that phosphorylation of NFH results in the formation of interfilament cross bridges that are important in the maintenance of axonal caliber.
    Phosphorylation seems to play a major role in the functioning of the larger neurofilament polypeptides (NF-M and NF-H), the levels of phosphorylation being altered developmentally and coincident with a change in the neurofilament function.
    Phosphorylated in the Head and Rod regions by the PKC kinase PKN1, leading to inhibit polymerization.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • 200 kDa neurofilament protein antibody
    • CMT2CC antibody
    • Nefh antibody
    • Neurofilament heavy polypeptide 200kDa antibody
    • Neurofilament heavy polypeptide antibody
    • Neurofilament triplet H protein antibody
    • NF H antibody
    • NF-H antibody
    • NFH antibody
    • NFH_HUMAN antibody
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  • Immunofluorescent analysis of dissociated cell culture prepared from an adult rat brain labelling Neurofilament heavy polypeptide

    with ab134459 at 1/2000 dilution. Neurofilament heavy polypeptide (green staining) can be found within the neuronal cell body and in the neurites.


This product has been referenced in:

  • Park SH  et al. Adeno-associated virus serotype rh10 is a useful gene transfer vector for sensory nerves that innervate bone in immunodeficient mice. Sci Rep 7:17428 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 29233995) »
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Customer reviews and Q&As


Thank you for contacting Abcam.

I managed to find antibodies against rat GFAP, FOX3, Iba1, and CD68 all raised in different hosts (chicken, rabbit, goat, and mouse, respectively). They each are highly rated by other researchers and have numerous specific published references. The list for these 4 antibodies is given below:
1. GFAP ab4674 (https://www.abcam.com/gfap-antibody-astrocyte-marker-ab4674.html)
2. FOX3 ab104225 (https://www.abcam.com/fox3neun-antibody-ab104225.html)
3. Iba1 ab5076 (https://www.abcam.com/iba1-antibody-ab5076.html)
4. CD68 ab31630 (https://www.abcam.com/cd68-antibody-ed1-ab31630.html)

I also compiled anti-chicken, rabbit, goat, and mouse secondaries with separate emission spectra. We don't have secondaries for these species that weren't raised in any of the 4 species conjugated to a fluorescent protein with a similar spectrum to DAPI. Thus, I think your best bet is to obtain a far-red filter (Cy5), that way you could still stain with DAPI as well. The donkey secondaries that I found with separate emission spectra are listed below:
1. anti-chicken: FITC (https://www.abcam.com/chicken-igy-secondary-antibody-ab63507.html)
2. anti-rabbit: DyLight 594 (Similar spectrum to Texas Red) (https://www.abcam.com/donkey-polyclonal-secondary-antibody-to-rabbit-igg-h-l-dylight-594-pre-adsorbed-ab96921.html)
3. anti-goat: DyLight 650 (Similar spectrum to Cy5) (https://www.abcam.com/donkey-polyclonal-secondary-antibody-to-goat-igg-h-l-dylight-650-pre-adsorbed-ab96938.html)
4. anti-mouse: DyLight 550 (similar spectrum to TRITC) (https://www.abcam.com/donkey-polyclonal-secondary-antibody-to-mouse-igg-h-l-dylight-550-ab96876.html)

The other antibodies you chose (Nogo, heavy neurofilament, caspase 3) seem to be good choices as well as they are tested in formaldehyde fixed, frozen sections via IHC in rat. Below are the antibodies we discussed against those three proteins:
1. anti-Nogo (https://www.abcam.com/nogo-antibody-ab32298.html)
2. anti-heavy neurofilament (https://www.abcam.com/200-kd-neurofilament-heavy-antibody-ab134459.html)
3. anti-caspase 3 (https://www.abcam.com/active-caspase-3-antibody-ab13847.html)

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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