• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to SDF1
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    This antibody will react with mouse and rat SDF 1.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-Fr, Flow Cyt, IHC-FoFr, IHC-P, WB, IPmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat
    Predicted to work with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant fragment corresponding to Mouse SDF1 aa 20-89.
    Database link: P40224



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab25117 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-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20871610

ab171870 - Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 25086214
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 21224081
WB 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 11 kDa.
IP 1/300 - 1/500.


  • Function
    Chemoattractant active on T-lymphocytes, monocytes, but not neutrophils. Activates the C-X-C chemokine receptor CXCR4 to induce a rapid and transient rise in the level of intracellular calcium ions and chemotaxis. Also binds to atypical chemokine receptor ACKR3, which activates the beta-arrestin pathway and acts as a scavenger receptor for SDF-1. SDF-1-beta(3-72) and SDF-1-alpha(3-67) show a reduced chemotactic activity. Binding to cell surface proteoglycans seems to inhibit formation of SDF-1-alpha(3-67) and thus to preserve activity on local sites. Acts as a positive regulator of monocyte migration and a negative regulator of monocyte adhesion via the LYN kinase. Stimulates migration of monocytes and T-lymphocytes through its receptors, CXCR4 and ACKR3, and decreases monocyte adherence to surfaces coated with ICAM-1, a ligand for beta-2 integrins. SDF1A/CXCR4 signaling axis inhibits beta-2 integrin LFA-1 mediated adhesion of monocytes to ICAM-1 through LYN kinase. Inhibits CXCR4-mediated infection by T-cell line-adapted HIV-1. Plays a protective role after myocardial infarction. Induces down-regulation and internalization of ACKR3 expressed in various cells. Has several critical functions during embryonic development; required for B-cell lymphopoiesis, myelopoiesis in bone marrow and heart ventricular septum formation.
  • Tissue specificity
    Isoform Alpha and isoform Beta are ubiquitously expressed, with highest levels detected in liver, pancreas and spleen. Isoform Gamma is mainly expressed in heart, with weak expression detected in several other tissues. Isoform Delta, isoform Epsilon and isoform Theta have highest expression levels in pancreas, with lower levels detected in heart, kidney, liver and spleen.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the intercrine alpha (chemokine CxC) family.
  • Developmental stage
    Isoform Alpha is ubiquitously expressed in fetal tissues. Isoform Beta and isoform Delta have more limited expression patterns, with highest levels detected in fetal spleen and fetal liver, respectively. Isoform Gamma and isoform Theta are weakly detected in fetal kidney.
  • Post-translational
    Processed forms SDF-1-beta(3-72) and SDF-1-alpha(3-67) are produced after secretion by proteolytic cleavage of isoforms Beta and Alpha, respectively. The N-terminal processing is probably achieved by DPP4. Isoform Alpha is first cleaved at the C-terminus to yield a SDF-1-alpha(1-67) intermediate before being processed at the N-terminus. The C-terminal processing of isoform Alpha is reduced by binding to heparin and, probably, cell surface proteoglycans.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate repressed protein 1 antibody
    • AI174028 antibody
    • C-X-C motif chemokine 12 antibody
    • Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (stromal cell-derived factor 1) antibody
    • Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 antibody
    • Chemokine CXC motif ligand 12 antibody
    • cxcl12 antibody
    • hIRH antibody
    • hSDF-1 antibody
    • Intercrine reduced in hepatomas antibody
    • IRH antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000019491 antibody
    • PBSF antibody
    • Pre-B cell growth-stimulating factor antibody
    • SCYB12 antibody
    • SDF 1 antibody
    • SDF-1 antibody
    • SDF-1-alpha(3-67) antibody
    • SDF-1a antibody
    • SDF-1b antibody
    • SDF1_HUMAN antibody
    • SDF1A antibody
    • SDF1B antibody
    • Stromal cell-derived factor 1 antibody
    • Stromal cell-derived factor 1 delta antibody
    • Stromal cell-derived factor 1 gamma antibody
    • Stromal cell-derived factor 1a antibody
    • Stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha antibody
    • Thymic lymphoma cell-stimulating factor antibody
    • Tlsf antibody
    • TLSF-a antibody
    • TLSF-b antibody
    • Tlsfa antibody
    • Tlsfb antibody
    • TPAR1 antibody
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  • Immunohistochemical analysis of murine epileptic brain tissue, staining SDF1 alpha with ab25117.

    Sections were blocked (2% BSA + 10% normal goat serum in 0.1% Triton X-100) for 1 hour at room temperature before being incubated with primary antibody overnight at 4°C. An AlexaFluor®647-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG (1/1000) was used as the secondary antibody.
  • Recombinant mouse SDF1 alpha

    Predicted band size: 11 kDa

    Detection of recombinant Mouse SDF1 alpha by Western Blot.
  • ab25117 staining SDF1 alpha in murine brain tissue by Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections).Tissue was fixed in paraformaldehyde and a heat mediated antigen retrieval step was performed using 10 mM citrate pH 6.0. Samples were then blocked with 10% serum for 30 minutes at 25°C and incubated with ab25117 at a 1/100 dilution for 2 hours at 25°C. The secondary used was an undiluted Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated goat polyclonal.

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This product has been referenced in:
  • Peyvandi AA  et al. Critical role of SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling pathway in stem cell homing in the deafened rat cochlea after acoustic trauma. Neural Regen Res 13:154-160 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29451220) »
  • Pinheiro D  et al. Cytokines, hepatic cell profiling and cell interactions during bone marrow cell therapy for liver fibrosis in cholestatic mice. PLoS One 12:e0187970 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 29176797) »

See all 27 Publications for this product

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According to Uniprot, Isoform Alphais ubiquitously expressed, with highest levels detected in liver, pancreas and spleen. It also interacts with the N-terminus of CXCR7.

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