Anti-Neurofilament heavy polypeptide antibody [RNF402] (ab3966)


  • Product name
    Anti-Neurofilament heavy polypeptide antibody [RNF402]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [RNF402] to Neurofilament heavy polypeptide
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    Axonal Marker. This antibody reacts with the intermediate filament protein of central and periferal nerve cells. In Western blotting this antibody is reactive with the Neurofilament heavy polypeptide protein only. This antibody reacts with both the phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated isoforms.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, IHC-Fr, WB, ICCmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Sheep, Rabbit, Chicken, Guinea pig, Hamster, Cow, Dog, Human, Xenopus laevis, Monkey
  • Immunogen

    Neurofilament preparation of calf brain tissue.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab3966 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-P 1/10 - 1/100.
IHC-Fr 1/10 - 1/100.
WB 1/25 - 1/250.
ICC Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Permeabilised 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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  • Immunohistochemistry on frozen section of rat brain


This product has been referenced in:
  • Han S  et al. The collagen scaffold with collagen binding BDNF enhances functional recovery by facilitating peripheral nerve infiltrating and ingrowth in canine complete spinal cord transection. Spinal Cord 52:867-73 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25311846) »
  • Haro H  et al. Experimental chemonucleolysis with recombinant human matrix metalloproteinase 7 in human herniated discs and dogs. Spine J N/A:N/A (2013). Human . Read more (PubMed: 24295797) »

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