Mouse anti BrdU (bromodeoxyuridine), conjugated with FITCCatalogue number: X1543M
|Product Type||Monoclonal Antibody|
Bromodexyuridine (BrdU) is a thymidine analog which is selectively incorporated into the DNA of proliferating cells to provide a marker for the DNA being replicated. The number of proliferating cells can then be detected in cell lysates, tissue sections or suspensions using an antibody specific for the BrdU. Previous methods of detecting DNA included the use of [3H]-thymidine which would be incorporated into the DNA and could then the DNA could be quantified by autoradiography or scintillation counting. These methods are more difficult and require more cleanup due to the radioactive material. An immunohistochemical assay provides a much simpler and cleaner method for detecting DNA in cells. This antibody is also useful for detecting proliferating cells by flow cytometry or immunofluorescence staining. The FITC conjugate is particularly useful in these applications as a secondary antibody is not necessary for visualization. Also, a specific anti-FITC antibody conjugate can be used for signal amplification if desired.
Immunogen: Bromodeoxyuridine conjugated to Helix Pomatia Haemocyanin used to immunize BALB/c mice
Product Form: FITC
Formulation: Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide
Purification Method: Protein A/G Chromatography
Concentration: See vial for concentration
Reacts with cells containing incorporated BrdU, showing a clear, nucleus confined, speckled pattern. Use at 1-5 µg/106 cells for flow cytometry. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.
Functional Analysis: Western Blotting
Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Product Stability: Products are stable for one year from purchase when stored properly
Ship Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals.
1. Nakamura, S., et al. Application of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and anti-BrdU monoclonal antibody for the in vivo analysis of proliferative characteristics of human leukemia cells in bone marrows. Oncology 1991, 48, 285-289 2. Wilson, G., Cell kinetic studies using a monoclonal antibody to bromodeoxyuridine. Methods Mol. Biol. 1998, 80, 255-266 3. Gray, J. (Ed), Special Issue: Monoclonal antibodies against bromodeoxyuridine Cytometry 1985, Vol. 6(6)
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Mouse anti BrdU (bromodeoxyuridine), conjugated with FITC